John 7:40

“Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, saide, Of a trueth this is the Prophet.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Some} of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, "This certainly is the Prophet."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`Some' of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When these words came to their ears, some of the people said, This is certainly the prophet.
- Basic English Bible

[Some] out of the crowd therefore, having heard this word, said, This is truly the prophet.
- Darby Bible

Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, In truth this is the Prophet.
- Webster's Bible

After listening to these discourses, some of the crowd began to say, "This is beyond doubt the Prophet."
- Weymouth Bible

Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, "This is truly the prophet."
- World English Bible

Therfor of that cumpanye, whanne thei hadden herd these wordis of hym, thei seiden, This is verili a prophete.
- Wycliffe Bible

Many, therefore out of the multitude, having heard the word, said, `This is truly the Prophet;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 7:40

7:40 The prophet - Whom we expect to be the forerunner of the Messiah.

Discussion for John 7

  • Ray321
    3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. 13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
  • Insight777
    V24 proves physical cutting means nothing. Jesus does not cut flesh and does not teach it.
    Paul however continues to circumcise to establish the adherence to Jewish law as the example of the Jewish woman that had a son with a Greek man. Paul does not follow the example of behavior that Jesus established. Paul is a Jew first, Christian second. Acts 16:3
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. Yes, Lord, I thirst of you daily. Give me to drink from the spring of living waters.
  • A disciple
    "After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him." The hostile and hateful who oppose and contradict Jesus and any and all who love Jesus; would love it to be fighting and quarreling with us all the time, and wasting our time! But we have to know when its time to let men have their own ways, and leave them alone.
  • Sparrow1950
    Probably, if they were practicing Jews and did it 8 days after birth according to laws.
  • Lu2677
    Thanks for posting Luke 2:21. I repent of saying,"scripture does not tell us if Mary and Joseph circumcised their children. It is important to repent when scripture corrects us when we err. Or God will reprove us and call us a liar. He doesn't take is lightly when we speak untruth. I don't want him to call me a liar, do you want him to call you a liar? A question for all to consider.

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