“A Crowd of Confessors”
- Its Differing Assumptions
- Its Divided Aim
- Its Deceitful Assetion
Scripture: John 7:40-52
Division Among the People
Joh 7:40 When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.”
Joh 7:41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee?
Joh 7:42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”
Joh 7:43 So there was a division among the people over him.
Joh 7:44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
Joh 7:45 The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?”
Joh 7:46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!”
Joh 7:47 The Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived?
Joh 7:48 Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?
Joh 7:49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”
Joh 7:50 Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them,
Joh 7:51 “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?”
Joh 7:52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”