John 7:32

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering such things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent temple police to arrest him.

John 7:32 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:32

The Pharisees heard that the people murmured
Or whispered, privately talked among themselves:

such things concerning him;
as that surely he must be the Messiah, since such wonderful things were done by him, and might also express some uneasiness and surprise, that the rulers did not receive him as such:

and the Pharisees, and the chief priests, sent officers to take him:
and bring him before the sanhedrim, by them to be condemned, and so a stop be put to the people's receiving him, and believing in him as the Messiah; fearing, that should things go on at this rate, their principles and practices would be rejected, and their persons and authority be brought into contempt.

John 7:32 In-Context

30 Then they tried to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come.
31 Yet many in the crowd believed in him and were saying, "When the Messiah comes, will he do more signs than this man has done?"
32 The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering such things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent temple police to arrest him.
33 Jesus then said, "I will be with you a little while longer, and then I am going to him who sent me.
34 You will search for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come."