Division Among the People

John 7

40 When they heard these words, j some of the people said, "This really is k the Prophet." 41 Others said, "This is l the Christ." But some said, m "Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes n from the offspring of David, and comes o from Bethlehem, the village p where David was?" 43 So there was q a division among the people over him. 44 r Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

45 s The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?" 46 The officers answered, t "No one ever spoke like this man!" 47 The Pharisees answered them, u "Have you also been deceived? 48 v Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed." 50 w Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51 x "Does our law judge a man without first y giving him a hearing and learning what he does?" 52 They replied, z "Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that a no prophet arises from Galilee."

  1. Cross References
    John 7:31
    Yet many of the people believed in him. They said, "When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?
  2. Cross References
    John 1:21
    And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No.
    John 6:14
    When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, "This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!
    Matthew 21:11
    And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.
  3. Cross References
    John 7:26
    And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ?
  4. Cross References
    John 7:52
    They replied, "Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.
    John 1:46
    Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 89:3 - 4
    You have said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant:
    Matthew 1:1
    The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
  6. Cross References
    Micah 5:2
    But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.
    Matthew 2:1
    Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem.
    Matthew 2:5
    They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
    Luke 2:4
    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David.
  7. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:1
    The Lord said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.
  8. Cross References
    John 9:16
    Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division among them.
    John 10:19
    There was again a division among the Jews because of these words.
    John 7:12
    And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, "He is a good man," others said, "No, he is leading the people astray.
  9. Cross References
    John 7:30
    So they were seeking to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.
  10. Cross References
    John 7:32
    The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 7:29
    For he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.
  12. Cross References
    John 7:12
    And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, "He is a good man," others said, "No, he is leading the people astray.
  13. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:20
    Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
    1 Corinthians 1:26
    For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
    1 Corinthians 2:8
    None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
    John 12:42
    Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.
  14. Cross References
    John 3:1
    Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
    John 19:39
    Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight.
  15. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 17:6
    On the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses the one who is to die shall be put to death; a person shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness.
    Deuteronomy 19:15
    A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established.
    Acts 23:3
    Then Paul said to him, "God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Are you sitting to judge me according to the law, and yet contrary to the law you order me to be struck?
  16. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:16
    And I charged your judges at that time, 'Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him.
    Proverbs 18:13
    If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
  17. Cross References
    John 7:41
    Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee?
  18. Cross References
    2 Kings 14:25
    He restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath-hepher.
    Joshua 19:13
    From there it passes along on the east toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and going on to Rimmon it bends toward Neah.
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