New American Standard Bible
Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ,
King James Bible
And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
Darby Bible Translation
But as the people were in expectation, and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John whether he might be the Christ,
World English Bible
As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he was the Christ,
Young's Literal Translation
And the people are looking forward, and all are reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether or not he may be the Christ;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In expectation - Expecting the Messiah. Margin, "suspense." That is, they were not certain whether John was not himself the Messiah. They confidently "expected" his appearing, and there minds were in "suspense," or they were in a state of doubt whether he had not already come, and whether John was not the Messiah.
Mused in their hearts of John - Thought of his character, his preaching, and his success, and anxiously inquired whether he did not do the things which were expected of the Messiah.
LibraryJohn's Witness to Jesus, and God's
'And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; 16. John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 17. Whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and will gather the wheat into His garner; but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
Genealogy According to Luke.
Quirinius the Governor of Syria
They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, "He said that because we did not bring any bread."
This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."
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