John 7:49

“But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But this people who knoweth not the Law, are cursed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But this multitude that knoweth not the law are accursed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But these people who have no knowledge of the law are cursed.
- Basic English Bible

But this crowd, which does not know the law, are accursed.
- Darby Bible

But this people who know not the law are cursed.
- Webster's Bible

But this rabble who understand nothing about the Law are accursed!"
- Weymouth Bible

But this multitude that doesn't know the law is accursed."
- World English Bible

But this puple, that knowith not the lawe, ben cursid.
- Wycliffe Bible

but this multitude, that is not knowing the law, is accursed.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 7:49


7:49 But this populace, who know not the law - This ignorant rabble; are accursed - Are by that ignorance exposed to the curse of being thus seduced.


People's Bible Notes for John 7:49


Joh 7:49 This people . . . are cursed. The argument was "Not the Sanhedrin, but the rabble are the believers upon him. They are utterly ignorant of the law and are accursed. On account of their ignorance they are easily led astray".

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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