40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.”
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41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee?
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42 Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?”
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43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus.
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44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.
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      Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders

      45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring him in?”
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          46 “No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied.
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          47 “You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted.
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              48 “Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?
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              49 No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law—there is a curse on them.”
              50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked,
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              51 “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?”
              52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.”
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                  53 Then they all went home,