John 7:43
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New International Version
Thus the people were divided because of Jesus.

King James Bible
So there was a division among the people because of him.

Darby Bible Translation
There was a division therefore in the crowd on account of him.

World English Bible
So there arose a division in the multitude because of him.

Young's Literal Translation
A division, therefore, arose among the multitude because of him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There was a division - Σχισμα, a schism; they were divided in sentiment, and separated into parties. This is the true notion of schism.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No...

John 9:16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said...

John 10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

Matthew 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother...

Luke 12:51 Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:

Acts 14:4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

Acts 23:7-10 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided...

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September 13 Morning
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
'Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me. 34. Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.'--JOHN vii. 33, 34. 'Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me; and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.'--JOHN xiii. 33. No greater contrast can be conceived than that between these two groups to whom such singularly similar words were addressed. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
6. and lastly, Let us consider the intrinsick absurdities, and incredibilities of the several stories of these three miracles, p. 36.--As to Jairus's daughter, and her resurrection from the dead, St. Hilary [13] hints, that there was no such person as Jairus;--and he gives this reason, and a good reason it is, why he thought so, because it is elsewhere intimated in the gospel that none of the rulers of the synagogues confessedly believ'd on Jesus, John vii. 48. and xii. 42. St. John's words in the
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
Or, a Revelation which really came from God, the proof, it has been said, would in all ages be so public and manifest, that no part of the human species would remain ignorant of it, no understanding could fail of being convinced by it. The advocates of Christianity do not pretend that the evidence of their religion possesses these qualities. They do not deny that we can conceive it to be within the compass of divine power to have communicated to the World a higher degree of assurance, and to have
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity

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 asked, "How can a sinner perform such signs?" So they were divided.

John 10:19
The Jews who heard these words were again divided.

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