But you do not want to come to me [i.e., to believe in me. See verse 38] so that you will have [never ending] life.
"O, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [you people] who murdered the prophets and stoned those who were sent to you! How often I have wanted to gather you people together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
Now this is [how God's] judgment [works]: The Light [See 1:5-9] has come into the world, but people loved darkness [i.e., sin] rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.
Every person [Note: The Greek says, "every thing"] whom the Father gives me will [eventually] come to me [i.e., for salvation]; and I will never turn away that person who comes to me.
He sent his servants out to call those who had been invited to the wedding reception, but they refused to come.
[Then] He came to His own [world, while on earth], but His own [people, the Israelites] did not welcome Him.
How can you believe [in me] when you [offer and] accept honors from one another, but do not try to obtain the honor that comes from the only God?
Do not work for the [kind of] food that spoils, but for the kind that lasts until never ending life. The Son of man will give you this [kind of food], for God the Father has placed His seal [of approval] on Him."
And this is what [else] my Father wants: That every person who sees the Son [i.e., with the eye of faith] and believes in Him should have never ending life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day."
Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, who [else] could we go to? You have the message about never ending life.
Now on the last and greatest day of the Festival [of Tabernacles], Jesus stood up and spoke out, "If anyone is thirsty he should come to me for a drink.
But because I tell [you] the truth, you do not believe me.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; the person who believes in me will live on, even though he dies [physically].
But [even] though Jesus had performed so many [miraculous] signs in front of the people, still they did not believe in Him.
For the wages for sinning is [spiritual] death, but God's free gift is never ending life in [fellowship with] Christ Jesus our Lord.
And this is the testimony [of God]: He gave to us [the hope of] never ending life, and this life is [available through fellowship] in His Son.
And the Holy Spirit and the bride [i.e., the church. See 21:9] say, "Come!" And the person who hears [this] should say "Come." And the person who is [spiritually] thirsty should come; [and] whoever wants to should come and drink the water of life without having to pay for it.