John 7:39
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English Standard Version
Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

King James Bible
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

American Standard Version
But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were to receive: for the Spirit was not yet given ; because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now this he said of the Spirit which they should receive, who believed in him: for as yet the Spirit was not given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

English Revised Version
But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were to receive: for the Spirit was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Webster's Bible Translation
(But this he spoke of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive, for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Weymouth New Testament
He referred to the Spirit which those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not bestowed as yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

John 7:39 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The Spirit

The Holy Spirit, personally.

The Holy Ghost (πνεῦμα ἅγιον)

The best texts omit ἅγιον, holy, and the definite article is not in the text, so that the strict rendering is simply spirit. Literally, spirit was not yet. Given, in A.V. and Rev., is added to guard against a possible misconception, which, as Alford observes, "no intelligent reader could fall into." The word spirit, standing thus alone, marks, not the personal Spirit, but His operation or gift or manifestation. Canon Westcott aptly says: "It is impossible not to contrast the mysteriousness of this utterance with the clear teaching of St. John himself on the 'unction' of believers (1 John 2:20 sqq.), which forms a commentary, gained by later experience, upon the words of the Lord."

Was glorified (ἐδοξάσθη)

We have here one of John's characteristic terms, even as the idea is central to his Gospel - to show forth Jesus as the manifested glory of God (John 1:14). The beginning of our Lord's miracles was a manifestation of His glory (John 2:11). His glory was the expression of the Father's will (John 8:54). By His work He glorified the Father upon earth (John 12:28; John 17:4), and in this was Himself glorified (John 17:10). The sickness and resurrection of Lazarus were for the glory of God (John 11:4). The consummation of His work was marked by the words, "Now was the Son of man glorified, and God was glorified in Him" (John 13:31). His glory He had with the Father before the world was (John 17:5). It is consummated at His ascension (John 7:39; John 12:16). The passion is the way to glory (John 12:23, John 12:24; John 13:31). The fruitfulness of believers in Him is for the glory of God (John 15:8), and the office of the Spirit is to glorify Christ (John 16:14).

John 7:39 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

this spake.

John 14:16,17,26 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever...

Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, I will make known my words to you.

Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Isaiah 32:15 Until the spirit be poured on us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground: I will pour my spirit on your seed...

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy...

Luke 3:16 John answered, saying to them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I comes...

Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father on you: but tarry you in the city of Jerusalem...

Acts 1:4-8 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem...

Acts 2:4,17,38 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance...

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost...

Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you...

Ephesians 1:13,14 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed...

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.

for.

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you...

Psalm 68:18 You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive: you have received gifts for men; yes, for the rebellious also...

Isaiah 32:15 Until the spirit be poured on us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

Acts 2:17,33 And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh...

2 Corinthians 3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

glorified.

John 12:16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified...

John 13:31,32 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him...

John 14:13 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.

Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Son Jesus; whom you delivered up...

Of.

John 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No...

John 1:21,25 And they asked him, What then? Are you Elias? And he said, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No...

John 6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

Deuteronomy 18:15-18 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle of you, of your brothers, like to me; to him you shall listen...

Matthew 16:14 And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

Matthew 21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

Luke 7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and...

Acts 3:22,23 For Moses truly said to the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up to you of your brothers, like to me...

Cross References
Proverbs 1:23
If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.

Joel 2:28
"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

John 1:33
I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

John 8:54
Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, 'He is our God.'

John 12:16
His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him.

John 12:23
And Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

John 13:31
When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

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