John 7:47

47 “You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted.

John 7:47 in Other Translations

47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
47 The Pharisees answered them, "Have you also been deceived?
47 “Have you been led astray, too?” the Pharisees mocked.
47 The Pharisees said, "Are you carried away like the rest of the rabble?
47 Then the Pharisees responded to them: "Are you fooled too?

John 7:47 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:47

Then answered them the Pharisees, are ye also deceived?
] As well as the common people; you that have been so long in our service, and should know better; or who, at least, should have taken the sense of your superiors, and should have waited to have had their opinion and judgment of him, and been determined by that, and not so hastily have joined with a deluded set of people. It was the common character of Christ, and his apostles, and so of all his faithful ministers in all succeeding ages, that they were deceivers, and the people that followed them deceived, a parcel of poor deluded creatures, carried aside by their teachers; when, on the other hand, they are the deceived ones, who live in sin, and indulge themselves in it; or who trust in themselves that they are righteous; who think they are something, when they are nothing; who imagine, that touching the righteousness of the law, they are blameless, are free from sin, and need no repentance; who follow the traditions and commandments of men: whereas these cannot be deceived, who follow Christ, the way, the truth, and the life, and his faithful ministers, who show unto men the way of salvation.

John 7:47 In-Context

45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring him in?”
46 “No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied.
47 “You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted.
48 “Have 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.”

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