John 7:11
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New International Version
Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, "Where is he?"

New Living Translation
The Jewish leaders tried to find him at the festival and kept asking if anyone had seen him.

English Standard Version
The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?”

New American Standard Bible
So the Jews were seeking Him at the feast and were saying, "Where is He?"

King James Bible
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Jews were looking for Him at the festival and saying, "Where is He?"

International Standard Version
The Jewish leaders kept looking for him at the festival, asking, "Where is that man?"

NET Bible
So the Jewish leaders were looking for him at the feast, asking, "Where is he?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Judeans were seeking him in the feast and they were saying, “Where is he?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews were looking for Jesus in the crowd at the festival. They kept asking, "Where is that man?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the Jews sought him at the feast and said, Where is he?

King James 2000 Bible
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

American King James Version
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

American Standard Version
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day, and said: Where is he?

Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

English Revised Version
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

Weymouth New Testament
Meanwhile the Jews at the Festival were looking for Him and were inquiring, "Where is he?"

World English Bible
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, "Where is he?"

Young's Literal Translation
the Jews, therefore, were seeking him, in the feast, and said, 'Where is that one?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-13 The brethren or kinsmen of Jesus were disgusted, when they found there was no prospect of worldly advantages from him. Ungodly men sometimes undertake to counsel those employed in the work of God; but they only advise what appears likely to promote present advantages. The people differed about his doctrine and miracles, while those who favoured him, dared not openly to avow their sentiments. Those who count the preachers of the gospel to be deceivers, speak out, while many who favour them, fear to get reproach by avowing regard for them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 11-19. -

(2) The controversy among "Jews" concerning Christ - his first discussion with them. Verse 11. - The Jews therefore sought him at the feast. The ruling and hostile powers, the unbelieving hierarchy, Caiaphas and his party (John 6:41, 52; vers. 13, 15), because of his non-appearance in the Galilaean caravan, went hither and thither, saying, Where is he? - ἐκεῖνος, "that notorious Person," whose claims maddened us some months agone, and whose deeds are being talked of throughout the city, whom the Galilaeans would have constrained to take up arms and crown: where is he? Luther said that their malice was so great that they forbore to name him. But we can hardly press the ἐκεῖνος so far as that.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then the Jews sought him at the feast,.... Some to take him and kill him, and others to hear his doctrine, and see his miracles: for all expected him at the feast, knowing it was always his custom, as it was his duty, as an Israelite, to attend at it:

and said, where is he? not naming his name; either through contempt, which might be the case of the far greater part; or through fear of the Jews; or because that he was so well known.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11-13. Jews—the rulers.

sought him—for no good end.

Where is He?—He had not been at Jerusalem for probably a year and a half.

John 7:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
10But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret. 11So the Jews were seeking Him at the feast and were saying, "Where is He?" 12There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning Him; some were saying, "He is a good man"; others were saying, "No, on the contrary, He leads the people astray."…
Cross References
John 1:19
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.

John 7:1
After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him.

John 7:13
But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.

John 7:15
The Jews there were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having been taught?"

John 11:56
They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple courts they asked one another, "What do you think? Isn't he coming to the festival at all?"
Treasury of Scripture

Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

Jews.

John 11:56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spoke among themselves, as they stood …

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