John 7:48-53 WNT

48 "has any one of the Rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?
49 But this rabble who understand nothing about the Law are accursed!"
50 Nicodemus interposed--he who had formerly gone to Jesus, being himself one of them.
51 "Does our Law," he asked, "judge a man without first hearing what he has to say and ascertaining what his conduct is?"
52 "Do you also come from Galilee?" they asked in reply. "Search and see for yourself that no Prophet is of Galilaean origin."
53 [So they went away to their several homes;