John 7:12

“And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there was much murmuring among the people, concerning him: For some said, Hee is a good man: Others said, Nay, but he deceiueth the people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning Him; some were saying, "He is a good man; others were saying, "No, on the contrary, He leads the people astray.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was much discussion about him among the mass of the people. Some said, He is a good man; but others said, No, he is giving people false ideas.
- Basic English Bible

And there was much murmuring concerning him among the crowds. Some said, He is [a] good [man]; others said, No; but he deceives the crowd.
- Darby Bible

And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No; but he deceiveth the people.
- Webster's Bible

Among the mass of the people there was much muttered debate about Him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others said, "Not so: he is imposing on the people."
- Weymouth Bible

There was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others said, "Not so, but he leads the multitude astray."
- World English Bible

And myche grutchyng was of hym among the puple. For summe seiden, That he is good; and othere seiden, Nai, but he disceyueth the puple;
- Wycliffe Bible

and there was much murmuring about him among the multitudes, some indeed said -- `He is good;' and others said, `No, but he leadeth astray the multitude;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 7:12


7:12 There was much murmuring among the multitude - Much whispering; many private debates with each other, among those who were come from distant parts.


People's Bible Notes for John 7:12


Joh 7:12,13 The people means the masses of the Jewish nation. The people were divided in opinion, but dared not express themselves openly until they saw what course "the Jews" would take.

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