John 7:40-52 ESV

Division Among the People

40 When they heard these words, 1some of the people said, "This really is 2the Prophet."

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      41 Others said, "This is 3the Christ." But some said, 4"Is the Christ to come from Galilee?

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          42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes 5from the offspring of David, and comes 6from Bethlehem, the village 7where David was?"

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          43 So there was 8a division among the people over him.

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              44 9Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

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                • 526 7:44 - ver. 30
                  45 10The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?"

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                    • 527 7:45 - ver. 32
                      46 The officers answered, 11"No one ever spoke like this man!"

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                      47 The Pharisees answered them, 12"Have you also been deceived?

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                        • 529 7:47 - ver. 12
                          48 13Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?

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                          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,

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                          51 15"Does our law judge a man without first 16giving him a hearing and learning what he does?"

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                          52 They replied, 17"Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that 18no prophet arises from Galilee."

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