John 7:51

“Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Doth our Law iudge any man before it heare him, & know what he doth?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Doth our law judge a man, except it first hear from himself and know what he doeth?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is a man judged by our law before it has given him a hearing and has knowledge of what he has done?
- Basic English Bible

Does our law judge a man before it have first heard from himself, and know what he does?
- Darby Bible

Doth our law judge any man before it heareth him, and knoweth what he doeth?
- Webster's Bible

Does our Law, he asked, "judge a man without first hearing what he has to say and ascertaining what his conduct is?"
- Weymouth Bible

Does our law judge a man, unless it first hears from him personally and knows what he does?
- World English Bible

but it haue first herde of hym, and knowe what he doith?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Doth our law judge the man, if it may not hear from him first, and know what he doth?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 7:51


Joh 7:51 Doth our law judge, etc.? Of course it did not, but for him to say a word in defense of justice brought the charge that he was a follower of the Galilean.

Discussion for John 7:51

Bible Options