John 10:20
New International Version
Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?"

New Living Translation
Some said, "He's demon possessed and out of his mind. Why listen to a man like that?"

English Standard Version
Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?”

Berean Study Bible
Many of them said, “He is demon-possessed and insane. Why would you listen to Him?”

Berean Literal Bible
And many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?"

New American Standard Bible
Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?"

King James Bible
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

Christian Standard Bible
Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and he's crazy. Why do you listen to him?"

Contemporary English Version
Many of them said, "He has a demon in him! He is crazy! Why listen to him?"

Good News Translation
Many of them were saying, "He has a demon! He is crazy! Why do you listen to him?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and He's crazy! Why do you listen to Him?"

International Standard Version
Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is insane. Why bother listening to him?"

NET Bible
Many of them were saying, "He is possessed by a demon and has lost his mind! Why do you listen to him?"

New Heart English Bible
Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane. Why do you listen to him?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And many among them were saying, “There is a demon in him and he is raving mad, why are you listening to him?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many of them said, "He's possessed by a demon! He's crazy! Why do you listen to him?"

New American Standard 1977
And many of them were saying, “He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And many of them said, He has a demon and is beside himself; why do ye hear him?

King James 2000 Bible
And many of them said, He has a demon, and is mad; why hear you him?

American King James Version
And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?

American Standard Version
And many of them said, He hath a demon, and is mad; why hear ye him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many of them said: He hath a devil, and is mad: why hear you him?

Darby Bible Translation
but many of them said, He has a demon and raves; why do ye hear him?

English Revised Version
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

Webster's Bible Translation
And many of them said, He hath a demon, and is insane; why hear ye him?

Weymouth New Testament
Many of them said, "He is possessed by a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to him?"

World English Bible
Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane! Why do you listen to him?"

Young's Literal Translation
and many of them said, 'He hath a demon, and is mad, why do ye hear him?'
Study Bible
Jesus the Good Shepherd
19Again there was division among the Jews because of Jesus’ message. 20Many of them said, “He is demon-possessed and insane. Why would you listen to Him?” 21But others replied, “These are not the words of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”…
Cross References
Jeremiah 29:26
The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada, to be the chief officer in the house of the LORD, responsible for any madman who acts like a prophet--you must put him in stocks and neck irons.

Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

Mark 3:21
When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, "He is out of His mind."

John 7:20
"You have a demon," the crowd replied. "Who is trying to kill You?"

Treasury of Scripture

And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?

He hath.

John 7:20
The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?

John 8:48,52
Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? …

Matthew 9:34
But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

why.

John 7:46-52
The officers answered, Never man spake like this man…

John 8:47
He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

John 9:28,29
Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples…







Lexicon
Many
πολλοὶ (polloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

of
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

them
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

said,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“He is
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

demon-possessed
Δαιμόνιον (Daimonion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1140: An evil-spirit, demon; a heathen deity. Neuter of a derivative of daimon; a d?Monic being; by extension a deity.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

insane.
μαίνεται (mainetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3105: To be raving mad, speak as a madman. Middle voice from a primary mao; to rave as a 'maniac'.

Why
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

would you listen to
ἀκούετε (akouete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

Him?”
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(20) He hath a devil, and is mad.--Comp. Note on John 8:48. The words "and is mad" are explanatory of the possession by a demon.

10:19-21 Satan ruins many, by putting them out of conceit with the word and ordinances. Men would not be laughed out of their necessary food, yet suffer themselves thus to be laughed out of what is far more necessary. If our zeal and earnestness in the cause of Christ, especially in the blessed work of bringing his sheep into his fold, bring upon us evil names, let us not heed it, but remember our Master was thus reproached before us.
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