Those in the crowd who heard these words were saying, "This has to be the Prophet."
Others said, "He is the Messiah!" But others were saying, "The Messiah doesn't come from Galilee, does he?
Don't the Scriptures tell us that the Messiah comes from David's line and from Bethlehem, David's village?"
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