John 7:40-52 (English Standard Version)

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Division Among the People

40 When they heard these words, 1some of the people said, "This really is 2the Prophet." 41 Others said, "This is 3the Christ." But some said, 4"Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes 5from the offspring of David, and comes 6from Bethlehem, the village 7where David was?" 43 So there was 8a division among the people over him. 44 9Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. 45 10The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?" 46 The officers answered, 11"No one ever spoke like this man!" 47 The Pharisees answered them, 12"Have you also been deceived? 48 13Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed." 50 14Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51 15"Does our law judge a man without first 16giving him a hearing and learning what he does?" 52 They replied, 17"Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that 18no prophet arises from Galilee."
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