John 7:40-53 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, "Surely this man is the Prophet." 40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, "Surely this man is the Prophet."
41 Others said, "He is the Christ." Still others asked, "How can the Christ come from Galilee? 41 Others said, "He is the Christ." Still others asked, "How can the Christ come from Galilee?
42 Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from David's family and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?" 42 Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from David's family and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?"
43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. 43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus.
44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him. 44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.
45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why didn't you bring him in?" 45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why didn't you bring him in?"
46 "No one ever spoke the way this man does," the guards declared. 46 "No one ever spoke the way this man does," the guards declared.
47 "You mean he has deceived you also?" the Pharisees retorted. 47 "You mean he has deceived you also?" the Pharisees retorted.
48 "Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? 48 "Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?
49 No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law--there is a curse on them." 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, 50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked,
51 "Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him to find out what he is doing?" 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 prophet does not come out of Galilee." 52 They replied, "Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee."
53 Then each went to his own home. 53 Then each went to his own home.