40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?

42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

43 So there was a division among the people because of him.

44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?

46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.

47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?

48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.

50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)

51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?

52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

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Division Among the People

40 When they heard these words, (A)some of the people said, “This really is (B)the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is (C)the Christ.” But some said, (D)“Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes (E)from the offspring of David, and comes (F)from Bethlehem, the village (G)where David was?” 43 So there was (H)a division among the people over him. 44 (I)Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

45 (J)The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” 46 The officers answered, (K)“No one ever spoke like this man!” 47 The Pharisees answered them, (L)“Have you also been deceived? 48 (M)Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” 50 (N)Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51 (O)“Does our law judge a man without first (P)giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” 52 They replied, (Q)“Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that (R)no prophet arises from Galilee.”

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