John 7:44
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New International Version
Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.

New Living Translation
Some even wanted him arrested, but no one laid a hand on him.

English Standard Version
Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

Berean Study Bible
Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him.

Berean Literal Bible
Now some of them desired to seize Him, but no one laid the hands on Him.

New American Standard Bible
Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

King James Bible
And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

International Standard Version
Some of them were wanting to seize him, but no one laid hands on him.

NET Bible
Some of them were wanting to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.

New Heart English Bible
Some of them would have arrested him, but no one laid hands on him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there were people among them who wanted to seize him, but no man put hands on him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some of them wanted to arrest him, but they couldn't.

New American Standard 1977
And some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And some of them would have taken him, but no one laid hands on him.

King James 2000 Bible
And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

American King James Version
And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

American Standard Version
And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And some of them would have apprehended him: but no man laid hands on him.

Darby Bible Translation
But some of them desired to take him, but no one laid hands upon him.

English Revised Version
And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

Weymouth New Testament
Some of them wanted at once to arrest Him, but no one laid hands upon Him.

World English Bible
Some of them would have arrested him, but no one laid hands on him.

Young's Literal Translation
And certain of them were willing to seize him, but no one laid hands on him;
Study Bible
Division Regarding Jesus
43So there was division in the crowd because of Jesus. 44Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him. 45Then the officers returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring Him in?”…
Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and conspired to kill Jesus.

John 7:30
So they tried to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
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(44) And some of them would have taken him--i.e., those who asked "Doth the Christ, then, come out of Galilee?" (John 7:41.) The officers of the Sanhedrin were present all this time (John 7:32), and are immediately mentioned as distinct from the "some" of this verse.

No man laid hands on him.--Comp. John 7:30. The reason is not here repeated. The fact is in part explained by the existence of a section who received Him as the Prophet and as the Christ, and in part by the power of His presence and words which impressed even the officers sent to take Him. (Comp. John 18:6.)

Verse 44. - And some of them; i.e. of those who refused to accord him Messianic reception because he had not commenced his ministry at Bethlehem, and had not flaunted his Davidic ancestry. Some of the multitude were ready on their own account to act, or at least to aid or abet the baffled officers of state in their task: would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him. The same mysterious power, the same conflicting fear of the result among the enthusiastic crowd then waving their palm branches and shouting "the great Hosanna," nay, the all-wise providence of God, restrained them yet again. "His hour was not yet come." And some of them would have taken him,.... Some of the latter sort, who did not believe he was the Messiah; who were the most averse to him, and hot and furious against him; these were for seizing him at once in a violent manner, and for carrying him before the sanhedrim, as an impostor and blasphemer to be examined and tried, and judged by them, to whom it belonged to judge and determine concerning such persons:

but no man laid hands on him; though they had a good will to it, no man had power to do it; they were held back and restrained by the providence of God; and were diverted from it upon one consideration or another; either fearing the people, or being awed by the majesty of Christ's countenance, or words; the true reason of which was, that which is before given, that his hour was not yet come. 44-49. would have taken him; but, etc.—(See on [1803]Joh 7:30).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.
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