New Living Translation
But how could he be? For we know where this man comes from. When the Messiah comes, he will simply appear; 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.
Darby Bible Translation
But as to this man we know whence he is. Now as to the Christ, when he comes, no one knows whence he is.
World English Bible
However we know where this man comes from, but when the Christ comes, no one will know where he comes from."
Young's Literal Translation
but this one -- we have known whence he is; and the Christ, when he doth come, no one doth know whence he is.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:27 When Christ cometh, none knoweth whence he is - This Jewish tradition was true, with regard to his Divine nature: in that respect none could declare his generation. But it was not true with regard to his human nature, for both his family and the place of his birth were plainly foretold.
LibraryThe Transfiguration: an Emergency Measure. Matthew 16:28-17:1-8. Mark 9:1-8. Luke 9:27-36.
God in Sore Straits: the darkest hour save one, fugitive, John 7:1. ban, John 9:22, 34. pushing, Matthew 15:1. Mark 7:1.--the danger zone, "withdrew," Matthew 4:12. 12:15. 14:13. 15:21. Tabernacles, John 7:32. 8:59.--Galileans desert, John 6:60-66.--the inner circle infected, John 6:67-71.--God needs men. Fire and anvil for Leaders: mental strength--seasoned leadership--Simon and Peter. An Irresistible Plan: alone with the twelve--the changed plan, Matthew 16:18-21.--Peter's stupid boldness, …
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus
On the Words of the Gospel of John vii. 6, Etc. , Where Jesus Said that He was not Going up unto the Feast, and Notwithstanding Went
Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
"Let any Man Come. "
They said, "Isn't this Jesus, the son of Joseph? We know his father and mother. How can he say, 'I came down from heaven'?"
Others said, "He is the Messiah." Still others said, "But he can't be! Will the Messiah come from Galilee?
We know God spoke to Moses, but we don't even know where this man comes from."
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