John 7:40
New International Version
On hearing his words, some of the people said, "Surely this man is the Prophet."

New Living Translation
When the crowds heard him say this, some of them declared, “Surely this man is the Prophet we’ve been expecting.”

English Standard Version
When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.”

Berean Study Bible
On hearing these words, some of the people said, “This is truly the Prophet.”

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore having heard these words, some of the people were saying, "This is truly the Prophet."

King James Bible
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

New King James Version
Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “Truly this is the Prophet.”

New American Standard Bible
Some of the people therefore, after they heard these words, were saying, “This truly is the Prophet.”

NASB 1995
Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, "This certainly is the Prophet."

NASB 1977
Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This certainly is the Prophet.”

Amplified Bible
Listening to these words, some of the people said, “This is certainly the Prophet!”

Christian Standard Bible
When some from the crowd heard these words, they said, “This truly is the Prophet.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When some from the crowd heard these words, they said, "This really is the Prophet!"

American Standard Version
Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But many from the crowds who heard his words were saying, “This is truly The Prophet.”

Contemporary English Version
When the crowd heard Jesus say this, some of them said, "He must be the Prophet!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of that multitude therefore, when they had heard these words of his, some said: This is the prophet indeed.

English Revised Version
Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet.

Good News Translation
Some of the people in the crowd heard him say this and said, "This man is really the Prophet!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After some of the crowd heard Jesus say these words, they said, "This man is certainly the prophet."

International Standard Version
When they heard these words, some in the crowd were saying, "This really is the Prophet,"

Literal Standard Version
Many, therefore, out of the multitude, having heard the word, said, “This is truly the Prophet”;

NET Bible
When they heard these words, some of the crowd began to say, "This really is the Prophet!"

New Heart English Bible
Some of the crowd therefore, when they heard these words, said, "This is truly the Prophet."

Weymouth New Testament
After listening to these discourses, some of the crowd began to say, "This is beyond doubt the Prophet."

World English Bible
Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, "This is truly the prophet."

Young's Literal Translation
Many, therefore out of the multitude, having heard the word, said, 'This is truly the Prophet;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Division Regarding Jesus
39He was speaking about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. For the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified. 40 On hearing these words, some of the people said, “This is truly the Prophet.” 41Others declared, “This is the Christ.” But still others asked, “How can the Christ come from Galilee?…

Cross References
Matthew 21:11
The crowds replied, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."

John 1:21
"Then who are you?" they inquired. "Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."

John 4:19
"Sir," the woman said, "I see that You are a prophet.

John 7:12
Many in the crowds were whispering about Him. Some said, "He is a good man." But others replied, "No, He deceives the people."


Treasury of Scripture

Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.









(40) Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying . . .--The reading of the best MSS. is, "Some of the people therefore, when they heard these sayings."

Of a truth this is the prophet--i.e., the Prophet foretold by Moses in Deuteronomy 18:15. (Comp. Notes on John 1:21; John 6:14.)

Verses 40-53. -

(7) The conflict among the hearers, and divers results of this series of discourses. The Sanhedrin and its officers. Verse 40. - Either "some," or "certain," or "many" must be supposed to complete the text of the oldest manuscripts. [Certain] of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words (λόγων, referring to vers. 37, 38), said, This is of a truth the Prophet. In all probability "the Prophet" predicted by Deuteronomy 18:15, whom the Lord God would raise up to them (cf. Acts 3:22; notes, John 1:21 and John 6:14). This was one of the grand features of the Old Testament conception of the Coming One. Whether even the wisest of them had learned to combine all these features of Prophet, Priest, and King, of Shiloh, of the Branch of the Lord, of the Lamb of God, and Prince of Peace, into one individual, is open to doubt. They might believe that their eyes saw much, and yet wait for more (cf. John the Baptist's message from the prison).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
On hearing
ἀκούσαντες (akousantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

these
τούτων (toutōn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

words,
λόγων (logōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

[some] of
Ἐκ (Ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people
ὄχλου (ochlou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

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

“This
Οὗτός (Houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

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.

truly
ἀληθῶς (alēthōs)
Adverb
Strong's 230: Truly, really, certainly, surely. Adverb from alethes; truly.

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

Prophet.”
προφήτης (prophētēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.


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