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"You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"
King James Bible
The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
American Standard Version
The multitude answered, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee?
Young's Literal Translation
The multitude answered and said, 'Thou hast a demon, who doth seek to kill thee?'
John 7:20 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast a devil - The crowd, who made this answer, were not in the secret of the chief priests. They could not suppose that any person desired to put him to death for healing a diseased man; and therefore, in their brutish manner, they say, Thou hast a demon - thou art beside thyself, and slanderest the people, for none of them desires to put thee to death. The Codex Cyprius (K), four others, and the margin of the later Syriac, attribute this answer to the Jews, i.e. those who were seeking his life. If the reading, therefore, of οἱ Ιουδαιοι, the Jews, be received instead of ὁ οχλος, the multitude, it serves to show the malice of his enemies in a still stronger light: for, fearing lest their wish to put him to death might not be gratified, and that his teaching should prevail among the common people; to ruin his credit, and prevent his usefulness, they give out that he was possessed by a demon; and that, though he might be pitied as a miserable man, yet he must not be attended to as a teacher of righteousness. Malice and envy are ever active and indefatigable, leaving no stone unturned, no mean unused, that they may win the object of their resentment. See the note on John 7:26.
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Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Mark 3:21,22,30 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself...
Acts 26:24 And as he thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, you are beside yourself; much learning does make you mad.
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Matthew 9:34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
John 8:48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
John 8:49 "I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
John 8:52 At this they exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death.
John 10:20 Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?"