John 7:41-42

41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee?
42 Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?”

John 7:41 in Other Translations

KJV
41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
ESV
41 Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee?
NLT
41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others said, “But he can’t be! Will the Messiah come from Galilee?
MSG
41 Others said, "He is the Messiah!" But others were saying, "The Messiah doesn't come from Galilee, does he?
CSB
41 Others said, "This is the Messiah!" But some said, "Surely the Messiah doesn't come from Galilee, does He?

John 7:41-42 In-Context

39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.”
41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee?
42 Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?”
43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus.
44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 52; John 1:46
  • 2. S Matthew 1:1
  • 3. Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:5,6; Luke 2:4
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