People’s Division over Jesus

40 Some of the people therefore, after they heard these words, were saying, “This truly is (A)the Prophet.” 41 Others were saying, “This is the [a]Christ.” But others were saying, “(B)Surely the [b]Christ is not coming from Galilee, is He? 42 Has the Scripture not said that the Christ comes from (C)the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” 43 So (D)a dissension occurred in the crowd because of Him. 44 And (E)some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

45 The (F)officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?” 46 The (G)officers answered, “(H)Never has a man spoken in this way!” 47 The Pharisees then replied to them, “(I)You have not been led astray too, have you? 48 (J)Not one of (K)the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he? 49 But this crowd that does not know the Law is accursed!” 50 (L)Nicodemus (the one who came to Him before, being one of them) *said to them, 51 (M)Our Law does not judge the person unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?” 52 They answered and said to him, “(N)You are not from Galilee as well, are you? Examine the Scriptures, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 7:41 I.e., Messiah
  2. John 7:41 I.e., Messiah