John 7:27
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English Standard Version
But we know where this man comes from, and when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from.”

King James Bible
Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.

American Standard Version
Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we know this man, whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.

English Revised Version
Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is.

Webster's Bible Translation
But we know this man, whence he is: whereas when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.

Weymouth New Testament
And yet we know this man, and we know where he is from; but as for the Christ, when He comes, no one can tell where He is from."

John 7:27 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Howbeit (ἀλλὰ)

But, it cannot be that the rulers have made such a discovery, for we know whence this man is.

We know (οἴδαμεν)

The knowing of the rulers is expressed by ἔγνωσαν; have they ascertained by searching and watching. The people's knowledge, οἴδαμεν, is that of settled conviction.

Whence (πόθεν)

Referring to His parentage and family.

No one knoweth whence He is

Opinions differ as to the precise reference of these words. Some explain by a popular idea that the Messiah would not be known until anointed by Elias, when he would suddenly appear. Others refer to Isaiah 53:8; or to Daniel 7:13. Meyer says that while the popular belief that the immediate ancestry of the Messiah would be unknown when He came cannot further be historically proved, it is credible, partly from the belief in His divine origin, and partly from the obscurity into which the Davidic family had sunk.

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we know.

John 7:15 And the Jews marveled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?

John 6:42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he said...

Matthew 13:54-57 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said...

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon?...

Luke 4:22 And all bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

no man.

John 7:41,42 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee...

Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living...

Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

Jeremiah 30:21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the middle of them; and I will cause him to draw near...

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah...

Matthew 2:5,6 And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet...

Acts 8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

Cross References
John 6:42
They said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, 'I have come down from heaven'?"

John 7:41
Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee?

John 9:29
We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from."

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