John 7:40
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New International Version
On hearing his words, some of the people said, "Surely this man is the Prophet."

New Living Translation
When the crowds heard him say this, some of them declared, "Surely this man is the Prophet we've been expecting."

English Standard Version
When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.”

New American Standard Bible
Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, "This certainly is the Prophet."

King James Bible
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When some from the crowd heard these words, they said, "This really is the Prophet!"

International Standard Version
When they heard these words, some in the crowd were saying, "This really is the Prophet,"

NET Bible
When they heard these words, some of the crowd began to say, "This really is the Prophet!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But many from the crowds who heard his words were saying, “This is truly The Prophet.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After some of the crowd heard Jesus say these words, they said, "This man is certainly the prophet."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then many of the people, when they heard this word, said, Truly this is the Prophet.

King James 2000 Bible
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

American King James Version
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

American Standard Version
Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of that multitude therefore, when they had heard these words of his, some said: This is the prophet indeed.

Darby Bible Translation
[Some] out of the crowd therefore, having heard this word, said, This is truly the prophet.

English Revised Version
Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet.

Webster's Bible Translation
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, In truth this is the Prophet.

Weymouth New Testament
After listening to these discourses, some of the crowd began to say, "This is beyond doubt the Prophet."

World English Bible
Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, "This is truly the prophet."

Young's Literal Translation
Many, therefore out of the multitude, having heard the word, said, 'This is truly the Prophet;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:40-53 The malice of Christ's enemies is always against reason, and sometimes the staying of it cannot be accounted for. Never any man spake with that wisdom, and power, and grace, that convincing clearness, and that sweetness, wherewith Christ spake. Alas, that many, who are for a time restrained, and who speak highly of the word of Jesus, speedily lose their convictions, and go on in their sins! People are foolishly swayed by outward motives in matters of eternal moment, are willing even to be damned for fashion's sake. As the wisdom of God often chooses things which men despise, so the folly of men commonly despises those whom God has chosen. The Lord brings forward his weak and timid disciples, and sometimes uses them to defeat the designs of his enemies.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 40-53. -

(7) The conflict among the hearers, and divers results of this series of discourses. The Sanhedrin and its officers. Verse 40. - Either "some," or "certain," or "many" must be supposed to complete the text of the oldest manuscripts. [Certain] of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words (λόγων, referring to vers. 37, 38), said, This is of a truth the Prophet. In all probability "the Prophet" predicted by Deuteronomy 18:15, whom the Lord God would raise up to them (cf. Acts 3:22; notes, John 1:21 and John 6:14). This was one of the grand features of the Old Testament conception of the Coming One. Whether even the wisest of them had learned to combine all these features of Prophet, Priest, and King, of Shiloh, of the Branch of the Lord, of the Lamb of God, and Prince of Peace, into one individual, is open to doubt. They might believe that their eyes saw much, and yet wait for more (cf. John the Baptist's message from the prison).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Many of the people therefore,.... Of the common people, and it may be chiefly those that came out of the country:

when they heard this saying; or discourse of Christ, on the last and great day of the feast, relating to the large measure of grace, and the effusion of the Spirit on him, that believed:

said, of a truth this is the prophet; spoken of in Deuteronomy 18:15, which some understood not of the Messiah, but of some extraordinary prophet distinct from him, who should come before him, or about the same time; or they imagined he was one of the old prophets raised from the dead, whom they also expected about the times of the Messiah: or their sense might only be, that he was a prophet, which was true, though not all the truth; they had some knowledge, though but small; and they spake of him, though but as children in understanding.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

40-43. Many … when they heard this … said, Of a truth, &c.—The only wonder is they did not all say it. "But their minds were blinded."

John 7:40 Additional Commentaries
Context
Division of People over Jesus
40Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, "This certainly is the Prophet." 41Others were saying, "This is the Christ." Still others were saying, "Surely the Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He?…
Cross References
Matthew 21:11
The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."

John 1:21
They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."

John 4:19
"Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet.

John 7:12
Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others replied, "No, he deceives the people."
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