John 7:11

11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?”

John 7:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
ESV
11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, "Where is he?"
NLT
11 The Jewish leaders tried to find him at the festival and kept asking if anyone had seen him.
MSG
11 The Jews were already out looking for him, asking around, "Where is that man?"
CSB
11 The Jews were looking for Him at the festival and saying, "Where is He?"

John 7:11 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:11

Then the Jews sought him at the feast
Some to take him and kill him, and others to hear his doctrine, and see his miracles: for all expected him at the feast, knowing it was always his custom, as it was his duty, as an Israelite, to attend at it:

and said, where is he?
not naming his name; either through contempt, which might be the case of the far greater part; or through fear of the Jews; or because that he was so well known.

John 7:11 In-Context

9 After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.
10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?”
12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.”
13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.

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