John 7:48
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New International Version
"Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?

New Living Translation
"Is there a single one of us rulers or Pharisees who believes in him?

English Standard Version
Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?

Berean Study Bible
"Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him?

Berean Literal Bible
Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on Him?

New American Standard Bible
"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?

King James Bible
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him?

International Standard Version
None of the authorities or Pharisees has believed in him, have they?

NET Bible
None of the rulers or the Pharisees have believed in him, have they?

New Heart English Bible
Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Have men of the leaders or of the Pharisees trusted in him?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Has any ruler or any Pharisee believed in him?

New American Standard 1977
“No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Have any of the princes or of the Pharisees believed on him?

King James 2000 Bible
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

American King James Version
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

American Standard Version
Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hath any one of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

Darby Bible Translation
Has any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

English Revised Version
Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

Webster's Bible Translation
Have any of the rulers, or of the Pharisees believed on him?

Weymouth New Testament
"has any one of the Rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?

World English Bible
Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

Young's Literal Translation
did any one out of the rulers believe in him? or out of the Pharisees?
Study Bible
Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders
47“Have you also been deceived?” replied the Pharisees. 48“Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him? 49But this crowd that does not know the Law, they are under a curse.”…
Cross References
Luke 23:13
Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,

John 3:1
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.

John 7:26
Yet here He is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying anything to Him. Have the rulers truly recognized that this is the Christ?

John 7:49
But this crowd that does not know the Law, they are under a curse."

John 12:42
Nevertheless, many of the leaders believed in Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue.
Treasury of Scripture

Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

John 7:26,50 But, see, he speaks boldly, and they say nothing to him. Do the rulers …

John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but …

Jeremiah 5:4,5 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they …

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied …

1 Corinthians 1:20,22-28 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of …

1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known …

(48) The rulers were the Sanhedrin, among whose official duties it was to prevent the introduction of false doctrines. (Comp. Note on Johnm 1:19.) "The Pharisees" were the orthodox party of the day, and they are the persons who ask the question. The matter was to be decided by authority, and not by truth. In the pride of the certainty that no one in a position of power or authority had believed on Jesus, they ask the scornful question, "Hath any one of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed? "They are stung to the very heart at seeing first the multitude, then their own officials, going after Him. They know not that there is one sitting in their midst, both ruler and Pharisee, who long before had listened to the teaching of the Galilean, and was in heart, if not in name, a disciple (John 3), and that during this very feast many of the chief Jews will believe on Him (John 8:30-31).

Verse 48. - Hath any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees? They soon find they have reckoned on the emphatic negative of the query (μή τις;) too soon. There is, however, a touch of weakness in the question. They seem to say, if one of the rulers, one of the Pharisees, had taken a different course, there might be some colour for the pusillanimity of the officers. The question which they put, thus expecting a negative answer, might be answered differently. There were Pharisees who had shown some sympathy with Jesus. Certain steps, moreover, taken by him were not so hopelessly hostile to their own views. In their momentary animosity, blinded by passion, they are ready to ignore this and other facts as well. Some of the higher classes in Galilee had already admitted his claims (see John 4:46; Luke 7:36, etc.). The language of the Pharisees has been a stock objection to every great spiritual movement in its beginning. The writer thus reveals a knowledge of proceedings to which he must have had some exceptional means of access. The obvious familiarity which he suggests with Nicodemus and with friends in the high priest's palace (ch. 18:15) is the simplest explanation. Have any of the rulers,.... In the sanhedrim, or of the synagogues; or the civil magistrates, the noble, rich, and wealthy:

or of the Pharisees, believed on him; men famous for wisdom, learning, and holiness. It must be owned, there were but very few of this sort, and perhaps not an instance of this kind had as yet occurred to them; there was Nicodemus, who is mentioned in the context, who was both a ruler and a Pharisee; and Joseph of Arimathea, a rich counsellor; but they neither of them openly showed themselves to be the disciples of Christ till his death: and besides these, there were some women, as Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, Susanna, and some other women, who ministered to him of their substance; but the far greater part of his followers were poor and illiterate: and this has been the common case of those that have believed in Jesus, for the most part, ever since, and therefore should not be a stumbling to any. God is pleased to hide the great things of the Gospel from the wise and prudent, the rich and noble, and preach and reveal them to the poor and foolish: nor is a doctrine a whit the truer for being espoused by the rich, and wise men of this world, but rather to be suspected on that account. 48. any of the rulers or … Pharisees believed—"Many of them" did, including Nicodemus and Joseph, but not one of these had openly "confessed Him" (Joh 12:42), and this appeal must have stung such of them as heard it to the quick.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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