John 7:52

“They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They answered, and said vnto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and looke: for out of Galilee ariseth no Prophet.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They answered him, "You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This was their answer: And do you come from Galilee? Make search and you will see that no prophet comes out of Galilee.
- Basic English Bible

They answered and said to him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search and look, that no prophet arises out of Galilee.
- Darby Bible

They answered and said to him, Art thou also from Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
- Webster's Bible

Do you also come from Galilee? they asked in reply. "Search and see for yourself that no Prophet is of Galilaean origin."
- Weymouth Bible

They answered him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search, and see that no prophet has arisen out of Galilee."
- World English Bible

Thei answeriden, and seiden to hym, Whether thou art a man of Galilee also? Seke thou scripturis, and se thou, that a prophete risith not of Galilee.
- Wycliffe Bible

They answered and said to him, `Art thou also out of Galilee? search and see, that a prophet out of Galilee hath not risen;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 7:52


7:52 They answered - By personal reflection; the argument they could not answer, and therefore did not attempt it. Art thou also a Galilean? - One of his party? Out of Galilee ariseth no prophet - They could not but know the contrary. They knew Jonah arose out of Gethhepher; and Nahum from another village in Galilee. Yea, and Thisbe, the town of Elijah, the Tishbite, was in Galilee also. They might likewise have known that Jesus was not born in Galilee, but at Bethlehem, even from the public register there, and from the genealogies of the family of David. They were conscious this poor answer would not bear examination, and so took care to prevent a reply.


People's Bible Notes for John 7:52


Joh 7:52 Out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. The rulers in their rage make a false statement. Jonah (2Ki 14:25), Elijah (1Ki 17:1), and Nahum (Na 1:1) were all of Galilee.

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