John 7:20
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New International Version
"You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"

New Living Translation
The crowd replied, "You're demon possessed! Who's trying to kill you?"

English Standard Version
The crowd answered, “You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?”

New American Standard Bible
The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who seeks to kill You?"

King James Bible
The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have a demon!" the crowd responded. "Who wants to kill You?"

International Standard Version
The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who is trying to kill you?"

NET Bible
The crowd answered, "You're possessed by a demon! Who is trying to kill you?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Why are you seeking to kill me?” The crowds answered and were saying, “A demon is in you. Who is seeking to kill you?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The crowd answered, "You're possessed by a demon! Who wants to kill you?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
The people answered and said, Thou hast a demon; who goes about to kill thee?

King James 2000 Bible
The people answered and said, You have a demon: who goes about to kill you?

American King James Version
The people answered and said, You have a devil: who goes about to kill you?

American Standard Version
The multitude answered, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why seek you to kill me? The multitude answered, and said: Thou hast a devil; who seeketh to kill thee?

Darby Bible Translation
The crowd answered [and said], Thou hast a demon: who seeks to kill thee?

English Revised Version
The multitude answered, Thou hast a devil: who seeketh to kill thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
The people answered and said, Thou hast a demon: who goeth about to kill thee?

Weymouth New Testament
"You are possessed by a demon," replied the crowd; "no one wants to kill you."

World English Bible
The multitude answered, "You have a demon! Who seeks to kill you?"

Young's Literal Translation
The multitude answered and said, 'Thou hast a demon, who doth seek to kill thee?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:14-24 Every faithful minister may humbly adopt Christ's words. His doctrine is not his own finding out, but is from God's word, through the teaching of his Spirit. And amidst the disputes which disturb the world, if any man, of any nation, seeks to do the will of God, he shall know whether the doctrine is of God, or whether men speak of themselves. Only those who hate the truth shall be given up to errors which will be fatal. Surely it was as agreeable to the design of the sabbath to restore health to the afflicted, as to administer an outward rite. Jesus told them to decide on his conduct according to the spiritual import of the Divine law. We must not judge concerning any by their outward appearance, but by their worth, and by the gifts and graces of God's Spirit in them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 20-24. -

(3) Treatment of the ignorance and insolence of the multitude. Verse 20. - The multitude, who broke out in angry and ignorant remonstrance, answered (and said). Thou hast a daemon. Who is seeking to kill thee? Thou must have some evil spirit tormenting thee with such cruel and melancholy foreboding (cf. John 8:48; John 10:20). This was an outburst of insolent and ignorant amazement on their part, that One who taught so wonderfully "should imagine what they deem a moral impossibility and dark delusion" (Meyer). The design rankling in the hearts of the authorities was too well known to our Lord, and, not deigning to notice the interruption and the insult, he continued -

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The people answered and said,.... These seem to be the country people, who came from Galilee and other parts, who knew nothing of the designs of the Jerusalem Jews upon him; nor were they his downright enemies at least, but rather seemed to favour him, and were on his side, though greatly provoked to hear him talk after this manner:

thou hast a devil; or art possessed with one; thou talkest like one of the demoniacs, like a madman, one beside thyself; whom the devil has so much power over, and has so deprived of thy senses, that thou knowest not what thou sayest:

who goeth about to kill thee? no man; for they could not believe that any man, or body of men, would be so wicked, as to attempt to take away the life of so harmless a person, and who did so much good both to the bodies and souls of men.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. The people answered, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?—This was said by the multitude, who as yet had no bad feeling to Jesus, and were not in the secret of the plot hatching, as our Lord knew, against Him.

John 7:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
19"Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you seek to kill Me?" 20The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who seeks to kill You?" 21Jesus answered them, "I did one deed, and you all marvel.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:34
But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."

Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

John 8:48
The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"

John 8:49
"I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.

John 8:52
At this they exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death.

John 10:20
Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?"
Treasury of Scripture

The people answered and said, You have a devil: who goes about to kill you?

Thou.

John 8:48,52 Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that you …

John 10:20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant …

Matthew 11:18,19 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil…

Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not …

Mark 3:21,22,30 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: …

Acts 26:24 And as he thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, …

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