John 7:36
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New International Version
What did he mean when he said, 'You will look for me, but you will not find me,' and 'Where I am, you cannot come'?"

King James Bible
What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?

Darby Bible Translation
What word is this which he said, Ye shall seek me and shall not find [me]; and where I am ye cannot come?

World English Bible
What is this word that he said, 'You will seek me, and won't find me; and where I am, you can't come'?"

Young's Literal Translation
what is this word that he said, Ye will seek me, and ye shall not find? and, Where I am, ye are not able to come?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The dispersed among the Gentiles - Or Greeks. By the dispersed, are meant here the Jews who were scattered through various parts of that empire which Alexander the Great had founded, in Greece, Syria, Egypt, and Asia Minor, where the Greek language was used, and where the Jewish Scriptures in the Greek version of the Septuagint were read. Others suppose that the Gentiles themselves are meant - others, that the ten tribes which had been long lost are here intended.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

manner.

John 3:4,9 Nicodemus said to him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born...

John 6:41,52,60 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven...

John 12:34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ stays for ever: and how say you, The Son of man must be lifted up?...

John 16:17,18 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he said to us, A little while, and you shall not see me: and again...

Ye shall.

John 7:34 You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither you cannot come.

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

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September 13 Morning
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.--JOHN 7:37. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.--O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat;
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

One Saying with Two Meanings
'Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me. 34. Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.'--JOHN vii. 33, 34. 'Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me; and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.'--JOHN xiii. 33. No greater contrast can be conceived than that between these two groups to whom such singularly similar words were addressed. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
6. and lastly, Let us consider the intrinsick absurdities, and incredibilities of the several stories of these three miracles, p. 36.--As to Jairus's daughter, and her resurrection from the dead, St. Hilary [13] hints, that there was no such person as Jairus;--and he gives this reason, and a good reason it is, why he thought so, because it is elsewhere intimated in the gospel that none of the rulers of the synagogues confessedly believ'd on Jesus, John vii. 48. and xii. 42. St. John's words in the
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
Or, a Revelation which really came from God, the proof, it has been said, would in all ages be so public and manifest, that no part of the human species would remain ignorant of it, no understanding could fail of being convinced by it. The advocates of Christianity do not pretend that the evidence of their religion possesses these qualities. They do not deny that we can conceive it to be within the compass of divine power to have communicated to the World a higher degree of assurance, and to have
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity

Cross References
John 7:34
You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come."

John 8:21
Once more Jesus said to them, "I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come."

John 13:33
"My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.

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