New International Version
Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, "Where is he?"
King James Bible
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
World English Bible
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, "Where is he?"
Young's Literal Translation
the Jews, therefore, were seeking him, in the feast, and said, 'Where is that one?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then the Jews sought him - By Jews here are to be understood the scribes, Pharisees, and rulers of the people, and not the inhabitants of the province of Judea. It appears, from the following verses, that many of the people were prejudiced in his favor, but they dared not to own it publicly for fear of the Jews, i.e. for fear of the rulers of the people.
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If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.--JOHN 7:37. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.--O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
One Saying with Two Meanings
Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him.
But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
The Jews there were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having been taught?"
They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple courts they asked one another, "What do you think? Isn't he coming to the festival at all?"
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