“The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?”
King James Version (KJV)
7:20 The people answered, Thou hast a devil - A lying spirit. Who seeketh to kill thee? - These, coming from distant parts, probably did not know the design of the priests and rulers.
Joh 7:20 The people answered. Not "the Jews", but the masses. They did not then know that the rulers were seeking his death, and hence rebukes such a suggestion. Thou hast a devil. Such a mistake must be due to the whisper of a demon, they thought.