John 7:32
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New International Version
The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.

New Living Translation
When the Pharisees heard that the crowds were whispering such things, they and the leading priests sent Temple guards to arrest Jesus.

English Standard Version
The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.

Berean Study Bible
When the Pharisees heard the crowd whispering these things about Jesus, they and the chief priests sent officers to arrest Him.

Berean Literal Bible
The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things about Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers, that they might seize Him.

New American Standard Bible
The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to seize Him.

King James Bible
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, so the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple police to arrest Him.

International Standard Version
The Pharisees heard the crowd debating these things about him, so the high priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest Jesus.

NET Bible
The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things about Jesus, so the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.

New Heart English Bible
The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Pharisees heard the crowds speaking these things about him and they and the Chief Priests sent guards to seize him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Pharisees heard the crowd saying things like this about him. So the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest Jesus.

New American Standard 1977
The Pharisees heard the multitude muttering these things about Him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to seize Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Pharisees heard the people that murmured such things concerning him, and the princes of the priests and the Pharisees sent officers to take him.

King James 2000 Bible
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.

American King James Version
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.

American Standard Version
The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to take him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Pharisees heard the people murmuring these things concerning him: and the rulers and Pharisees sent ministers to apprehend him.

Darby Bible Translation
The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers that they might take him.

English Revised Version
The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to take him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him: and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.

Weymouth New Testament
The Pharisees heard the people thus expressing their various doubts about Him, and the High Priests and the Pharisees sent some officers to apprehend Him.

World English Bible
The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.

Young's Literal Translation
The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers that they may take him;
Study Bible
Is Jesus the Christ?
31Many in the crowd, however, believed in Him and said, “When the Christ comes, will He perform more signs than this man?” 32When the Pharisees heard the crowd whispering these things about Jesus, they and the chief priests sent officers to arrest Him. 33So Jesus said, “I am with you only a little while longer, and then I am going to the One who sent Me.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 19:20
Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.

Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and conspired to kill Jesus.

Matthew 26:58
But Peter followed Him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. And he went in and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.

John 7:30
So they tried to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

John 7:45
Then the officers returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why didn't you bring Him in?"

John 7:46
"Never has anyone spoken like this man!" the officers answered.

John 11:46
But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.

John 11:47
Then the chief priests and Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, "What are we to do? This man is performing many signs.

John 18:3
So Judas brought a band of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees. They arrived at the garden carrying lanterns, torches, and weapons.
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The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.

Pharisees heard.

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John 11:47,48 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and …

John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive you how you …

Matthew 12:23,24 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David…

Matthew 23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up …

sent.

John 7:45,46 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they …

John 18:3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief …

Luke 22:52,53 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, …

Acts 5:26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without …

(32) The Pharisees heard that the people murmured.--Or, more exactly, the Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring. In the second clause of the verse, the Authorised version follows the order of the Received text, but almost all the better MSS. read, "the chief priests and the Pharisees." We have to think of the Pharisees as taking the first steps. They see that faith in Him is spreading among the multitude, and that there is no time to be lost. They hastily call together the Sanhedrin, and the chief priests, who were for the most part Sadducees, join with them in an official resolve to take Him by force.

Verse 32. - The Pharisees heard the multitude (generally) murmuring these things concerning him; repeating the language of those who believed, comparing their expectations with the reality. They seem to have occasioned a hasty and informal session of the Sanhedrin, and we read that the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers - servants "clothed with legal authority," and therefore intimating a decision already come to in the supreme council (cf. John 11:53; John 18:3, 12; John 19:6; Acts 5:22, 26) - to seize him (cf. this description of the Sanhedrin in Matthew 21:45; Matthew 27:62). The "chief priests" - a phrase often occurring in the writings of Luke, and here for the first time in this Gospel - cannot be confined to the official "high priest," but may include the ex-high priests, perhaps the heads of the twenty-four courses of priests and the chiefs of the priestly party, though there is no proof of it. The Pharisees and priests were often at enmity, but there were several occasions during our Lord's ministry when they combined against a common foe. The Pharisees had been his most steady opponents in Galilee. The eighth and ninth chapters of Matthew, with parallel passages, reveal the growing animosity of their demeanour, and their disposition to misunderstand, to oppose, and to crush every great self-revelation made by him. Their chiefs were in Jerusalem, and doubtless formed a powerful element in the great council. The formality of this session of the council may be reasonably questioned. There had been orders then for the arrest, which they had only to put at any time, if they dared, into immediate operation. The Pharisees heard that the people murmured,.... Or whispered, privately talked among themselves:

such things concerning him; as that surely he must be the Messiah, since such wonderful things were done by him, and might also express some uneasiness and surprise, that the rulers did not receive him as such:

and the Pharisees, and the chief priests, sent officers to take him: and bring him before the sanhedrim, by them to be condemned, and so a stop be put to the people's receiving him, and believing in him as the Messiah; fearing, that should things go on at this rate, their principles and practices would be rejected, and their persons and authority be brought into contempt. 32. heard that the people murmured—that mutterings to this effect were going about, and thought it high time to stop Him if He was not to be allowed to carry away the people.7:31-36 The discourses of Jesus convinced many that he was the Messiah; but they had not courage to own it. It is comfort to those who are in the world, but not of it, and therefore are hated by it and weary of it, that they shall not be in it always, that they shall not be in it long. Our days being evil, it is well they are few. The days of life and of grace do not last long; and sinners, when in misery, will be glad of the help they now despise. Men dispute about such sayings, but the event will explain them.
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