John 7:11
New International Version
Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, "Where is he?"

New Living Translation
The Jewish leaders tried to find him at the festival and kept asking if anyone had seen him.

English Standard Version
The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?”

Berean Study Bible
So the Jews were looking for Him at the feast and asking, “Where is He?”

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the Jews were seeking Him at the feast, and were saying, "Where is He?"

King James Bible
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

New King James Version
Then the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, “Where is He?”

New American Standard Bible
So the Jews were looking for Him at the feast and saying, “Where is He?”

NASB 1995
So the Jews were seeking Him at the feast and were saying, "Where is He?"

NASB 1977
The Jews therefore were seeking Him at the feast, and were saying, “Where is He?”

Amplified Bible
So the Jews kept looking for Him at the feast and asking, “Where is He?”

Christian Standard Bible
The Jews were looking for him at the festival and saying, “Where is he? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Jews were looking for Him at the festival and saying, "Where is He?"

American Standard Version
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Judeans were seeking him in the feast and they were saying, “Where is he?”

Contemporary English Version
During the festival the leaders of the people looked for Jesus and asked, "Where is he?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day, and said: Where is he?

English Revised Version
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

Good News Translation
The Jewish authorities were looking for him at the festival. "Where is he?" they asked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews were looking for Jesus in the crowd at the festival. They kept asking, "Where is that man?"

International Standard Version
The Jewish leaders kept looking for him at the festival, asking, "Where is that man?"

Literal Standard Version
the Jews, therefore, were seeking Him in the celebration, and said, “Where is that One?”

NET Bible
So the Jewish leaders were looking for him at the feast, asking, "Where is he?"

New Heart English Bible
The Jewish leaders therefore sought him at the feast, and said, "Where is he?"

Weymouth New Testament
Meanwhile the Jews at the Festival were looking for Him and were inquiring, "Where is he?"

World English Bible
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?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
10But after His brothers had gone up to the feast, He also went—not publicly, but in secret. 11So the Jews were looking for Him at the feast and asking, “Where is He?” 12Many in the crowds were whispering about Him. Some said, “He is a good man.” But others replied, “No, He deceives the people.”…

Cross References
John 1:19
And this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"

John 7:1
After this, Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. He did not want to travel in Judea, because the Jews there were trying to kill Him.

John 7:13
Yet no one would speak publicly about Him for fear of the Jews.

John 7:15
The Jews were amazed and asked, "How did this man attain such learning without having studied?"

John 11:56
They kept looking for Jesus and asking one another as they stood in the temple courts, "What do you think? Will He come to the feast at all?"


Treasury of Scripture

Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

Jews.

John 11:56
Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?









(11) The Jews--i.e., as before, and as in John 7:13; John 7:15, the official representatives of the nation. They kept seeking Him at the feast, where they naturally expected that He would be, and kept asking, without naming Him, Where is He? which is almost equivalent to Where is this fellow? Their question points out that their hostility had gone as far as a definite plot against Him, and that the knowledge of this was widely spread.

Verses 11-19. -

(2) The controversy among "Jews" concerning Christ - his first discussion with them. Verse 11. - The Jews therefore sought him at the feast. The ruling and hostile powers, the unbelieving hierarchy, Caiaphas and his party (John 6:41, 52; vers. 13, 15), because of his non-appearance in the Galilaean caravan, went hither and thither, saying, Where is he? - ἐκεῖνος, "that notorious Person," whose claims maddened us some months agone, and whose deeds are being talked of throughout the city, whom the Galilaeans would have constrained to take up arms and crown: where is he? Luther said that their malice was so great that they forbore to name him. But we can hardly press the ἐκεῖνος so far as that.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

the
Οἱ (Hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Jews
Ἰουδαῖοι (Ioudaioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

were looking for
ἐζήτουν (ezētoun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

at
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

feast
ἑορτῇ (heortē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1859: A festival, feast, periodically recurring. Of uncertain affinity; a festival.

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

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

“Where
Ποῦ (Pou)
Adverb
Strong's 4226: Genitive case of an interrogative pronoun pos otherwise obsolete; as adverb of place; at what locality.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

He?”
ἐκεῖνος (ekeinos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.


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