John 7:40-53 NAS

Division of People over Jesus

40 Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, "This certainly is 1the Prophet."

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41 Others were saying, "This is athe Christ." Still others were saying, "2Surely bthe Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He?

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    • ½ 7:41 - I.e. the Messiah
    • ¾ 7:41 - I.e. the Messiah
      42 "Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from 3the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

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      43 So 4a division occurred in the crowd because of Him.

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      44 5Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

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      45 The 6officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, "Why * did you not bring Him?"

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      46 The 7officers answered, "8Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks."

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      47 The Pharisees then answered them, "9You have not also been led astray, have you?

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      48 "10No one of 11the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?

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      49 "But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed."
      50 12Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) said to them,

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      51 "13Our Law does not judge a man unless * it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?"

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      52 They answered him, "14You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee."

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      53 [cEveryone went to his home.

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        • ¿ 7:53 - Later mss add the story of the adulterous woman, numbering it as John 7:53-8:11