New International Version
No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law--there is a curse on them."
King James Bible
But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
Darby Bible Translation
But this crowd, which does not know the law, are accursed.
World English Bible
But this multitude that doesn't know the law is accursed."
Young's Literal Translation
but this multitude, that is not knowing the law, is accursed.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This people - Ὁ οχλος, This rabble. The common people were treated by the Pharisees with the most sovereign contempt: they were termed עם הארץ am ha-arets, people of the earth; and were not thought worthy to have a resurrection to eternal life. Wagenseil and Schoettgen have given many proofs of the contempt in which the common people were held by the Pharisees. Those who were disciples of any of the rabbins were considered as being in a much better state. When they paid well, they purchased their masters' good opinion.
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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; …
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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.
"Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?
Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked,
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