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Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, "Where is he?"
King James Bible
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
American Standard Version
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
Young's Literal Translation
the Jews, therefore, were seeking him, in the feast, and said, 'Where is that one?'
John 7:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then the Jews sought him - By Jews here are to be understood the scribes, Pharisees, and rulers of the people, and not the inhabitants of the province of Judea. It appears, from the following verses, that many of the people were prejudiced in his favor, but they dared not to own it publicly for fear of the Jews, i.e. for fear of the rulers of the people.
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John 1:19 Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
John 7:1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him.
John 7:13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
John 7:15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having been taught?"
John 11:56 They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple courts they asked one another, "What do you think? Isn't he coming to the festival at all?"