Other people said, "This man is the Messiah." Still other people asked, "How can the Messiah come from Galilee?
Doesn't Scripture say that the Messiah will come from the descendants of David and from the village of Bethlehem, where David lived?"
So the people were divided because of Jesus.
Some of them wanted to arrest him, but they couldn't.
When the temple guards returned, the chief priests and Pharisees asked them, "Why didn't you bring Jesus?"
The temple guards answered, "No human has ever spoken like this man."
The Pharisees asked the temple guards, "Have you been deceived too?
Has any ruler or any Pharisee believed in him?
This crowd is cursed because it doesn't know Moses' Teachings."
One of those Pharisees was Nicodemus, who had previously visited Jesus. Nicodemus asked them,
"Do Moses' Teachings enable us to judge a person without first hearing that person's side of the story? We can't judge a person without finding out what that person has done."