John 7:27

“Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Howbeit wee know this man whence he is: but when Christ commeth, no man knoweth whence he is.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"However, we know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come, no one knows where He is from."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is.
- American Standard Version (1901)

However, it is clear to us where this man comes from: but when the Christ comes no one will have knowledge where he comes from.
- Basic English Bible

But [as to] this [man] we know whence he is. Now [as to] the Christ, when he comes, no one knows whence he is.
- Darby Bible

But we know this man, whence he is: whereas when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
- Webster's Bible

And yet we know this man, and we know where he is from; but as for the Christ, when He comes, no one can tell where He is from."
- Weymouth Bible

However we know where this man comes from, but when the Christ comes, no one will know where he comes from."
- World English Bible

But we knowun this man, of whennus he is; but whanne Crist schal come, no man woot of whennus he is.
- Wycliffe Bible

but this one -- we have known whence he is; and the Christ, when he doth come, no one doth know whence he is.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 7:27


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.


People's Bible Notes for John 7:27


Joh 7:27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is. The Jews had an idea, due probably to Da 7:13, that when the Messiah came no one would know from whence he came.

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