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,