John 7:47

Are ye also led astray? (Mh kai umei peplanhsqe;). The Pharisees took the lead in this scornful sneer at the officers. The use of mh formally expects a negative answer as in John 4:29 , but the Pharisees really believed it. See also John 6:67 . The verb form is perfect passive indicative of planaw, for which see verse John 12 with perhaps an allusion to that phase of opinion.