John 7:43-53 NIV

43 Thus the people were divided1 because of Jesus.

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44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.2

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      Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders

      45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and 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,"3 the guards declared.

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          47 "You mean he has deceived you also?"4 the Pharisees retorted.

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              48 "Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?5

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              49 No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law--there is a curse on them."
              50 Nicodemus,6 who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked,

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              51 "Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him to find out what he is doing?"
              52 They replied, "Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a propheta does not come out of Galilee."7

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                • e 7:52 - Two early manuscripts "the Prophet"
                  53 Then each went to his own home.