John 7:20

20 “You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?”

John 7:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
ESV
20 The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?"
NLT
20 The crowd replied, “You’re demon possessed! Who’s trying to kill you?”
MSG
20 The crowd said, "You're crazy! Who's trying to kill you? You're demon-possessed."
CSB
20 "You have a demon!" the crowd responded. "Who wants to kill You?"

John 7:20 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:20

The people answered and said
These seem to be the country people, who came from Galilee and other parts, who knew nothing of the designs of the Jerusalem Jews upon him; nor were they his downright enemies at least, but rather seemed to favour him, and were on his side, though greatly provoked to hear him talk after this manner:

thou hast a devil;
or art possessed with one; thou talkest like one of the demoniacs, like a madman, one beside thyself; whom the devil has so much power over, and has so deprived of thy senses, that thou knowest not what thou sayest:

who goeth about to kill thee?
no man; for they could not believe that any man, or body of men, would be so wicked, as to attempt to take away the life of so harmless a person, and who did so much good both to the bodies and souls of men.

John 7:20 In-Context

18 Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”
20 “You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?”
21 Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed.
22 Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Mark 3:22; John 8:48; John 10:20