John 7:40-42 LEB

Different Opinions About Jesus

40 Then, [when they] heard these words, [some] from the crowd began to say, "This man is truly the Prophet!"

References for John 7:40

    • x 7:40 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("heard") which is understood as temporal
    • y 7:40 - *The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here ("began to say")
      41 Others were saying, "This man is the Christ!" But others were saying, "No, for the Christ does not come from Galilee, [does he]?

      References for John 7:41

        • z 7:41 - *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here, indicated in the translation by the phrase "[does he]"
          42 Has not the scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"