John 7:42
New International Version
Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David's descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?"

New Living Translation
For the Scriptures clearly state that the Messiah will be born of the royal line of David, in Bethlehem, the village where King David was born."

English Standard Version
Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”

Berean Study Bible
Doesn’t the Scripture say that the Christ will come from the line of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?”

Berean Literal Bible
Has not the Scripture said that Christ comes out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

New American Standard Bible
"Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

King James Bible
Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

Christian Standard Bible
Doesn't the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David's offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David lived?"

Contemporary English Version
The Scriptures say that the Messiah will come from the family of King David. Doesn't this mean that he will be born in David's hometown of Bethlehem?"

Good News Translation
The scripture says that the Messiah will be a descendant of King David and will be born in Bethlehem, the town where David lived."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Doesn't the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David's offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David once lived?"

International Standard Version
Doesn't the Scripture say that the Messiah is from David's family and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?"

NET Bible
Don't the scriptures say that the Christ is a descendant of David and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?"

New Heart English Bible
Hasn't the Scripture said that the Messiah comes of the offspring of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Has not the scripture said that The Messiah is coming from the seed of David and from Bethlehem, the village of David?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Doesn't Scripture say that the Messiah will come from the descendants of David and from the village of Bethlehem, where David lived?"

New American Standard 1977
“Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Has not the scripture said, That the Christ comes of the seed of David and out of the town of Bethlehem where David was?

King James 2000 Bible
Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes as the descendant of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

American King James Version
Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

American Standard Version
Hath not the scripture said that the Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth not the scripture say: That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem the town where David was?

Darby Bible Translation
Has not the scripture said that the Christ comes of the seed of David, and from the village of Bethlehem, where David was?

English Revised Version
Hath not the scripture said that the Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?

Webster's Bible Translation
Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh from the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

Weymouth New Testament
Has not the Scripture declared that the Christ is to come of the family of David and from Bethlehem, David's village?"

World English Bible
Hasn't the Scripture said that the Christ comes of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

Young's Literal Translation
Did not the Writing say, that out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem -- the village where David was -- the Christ doth come?'
Study Bible
Division Regarding Jesus
41Others declared, “This is the Christ.” But still others asked, “How can the Christ come from Galilee? 42Doesn’t the Scripture say that the Christ will come from the line of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?” 43So there was division in the crowd because of Jesus.…
Cross References
Psalm 89:4
I will establish your offspring forever and build up your throne for all generations.'" Selah

Micah 5:2
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come forth for Me One to be ruler over Israel, whose origins are of old, from the days of eternity.

Matthew 1:1
This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Matthew 2:5
"In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:

Matthew 2:6
But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of My people Israel.'"

Luke 2:4
So Joseph also went up from Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the City of David called Bethlehem, since he was from the house and line of David.

Treasury of Scripture

Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

not.

John 7:27
Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.

Psalm 132:11
The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

Isaiah 11:1
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

where.

1 Samuel 16:1,4,11-13,18
And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons…

1 Samuel 17:58
And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.







Lexicon
Doesn’t
οὐχ (ouch)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

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

Scripture
γραφὴ (graphē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1124: (a) a writing, (b) a passage of scripture; plur: the scriptures. A document, i.e. Holy Writ.

say
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

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

Christ
Χριστός (Christos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

will come
ἔρχεται (erchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

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

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

line
σπέρματος (spermatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4690: From speiro; something sown, i.e. Seed; by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant.

of David
Δαυὶδ (Dauid)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1138: David, King of Israel. Of Hebrew origin; Dabid, the Israelite king.

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

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

Bethlehem,
Βηθλεὲμ (Bēthleem)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 965: Bethlehem, a town of Judea. Of Hebrew origin; Bethleem, a place in Palestine.

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

village
κώμης (kōmēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2968: A village, country town. From keimai; a hamlet.

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

David
Δαυὶδ (Dauid)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1138: David, King of Israel. Of Hebrew origin; Dabid, the Israelite king.

lived?”
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.
(42) Hath not the scripture said . . .--Comp. the prophecies in Micah 5:1; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5.

Where David was.--Comp. the history in 1 Samuel 16.

It has often been asked, sometimes in the spirit of objection, sometimes in the spirit of inquiry, how the Apostle, if he really knew the history of our Lord's birth at Bethlehem, could record these questions without a correction. But in these verses he is giving the feelings and opinions of the multitude, and it is a mark of the truthfulness of his narrative that he gives them just as they really occurred. He, remembering the events as they took place, can with perfect historic fitness record the passing thoughts and words, erroneous as they were. A writer of the second century could not possibly have unintentionally made so great a mistake, with the earlier Gospels before him; nor could he have intentionally so thrown himself into the spirit of a Jewish multitude as to invent the question. (Comp. John 7:52, and references in Note there.)

Verses 42, 43. - Hath not the Scripture said, That the Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was? Therefore a division arose in the multitude because of him. De Wette, Baur, Weisse, Keim, and others have tried to prove from this that the evangelist was ignorant of Christ's birth at Bethlehem. "Hilgenfeld candidly owns that this passage assumes the author's knowledge of this very fact" (Godet). It was unknown to the multitude, who were not at that moment aware how this argument would ultimately be pressed by the first preachers of the gospel. John leaves the objection unanswered, because he knew that all his readers, familiar with the synoptic narrative, would answer it for themselves. As respects the well known belief current in John's later years, and confirmed by the ecclesiastical tradition of Hegesippus (Eusebius, 'Hist. Eccl.,' 3:19, 20), that the relatives of Jesus were summoned, as descendants of David, into the Emperor Domitian's presence, it is clear that Jesus was believed to be the humble heir of David's throne and family, so that his readers would see that he fulfilled not only the prophecy of Micah 5:2, but those of Isaiah 11:1 and Jeremiah 23:5, passages which anticipate the Messiah's descent from David. These were minor points in the great tableau of John's Gospel. He who believed with overwhelming conviction that Jesus was the Logos made flesh, the Son of God, and the risen and glorified Lord, bestowing the Spirit of his own wondrous Person upon his Church, would not trouble much about these mistakes of the people concerning the ancillary details of his earthly career which, when he wrote, had become universally known. It was, however, instructive, half a century later, to see how flimsy, unveracious, and worthless the objections were which passed from lip to lip at this crisis in the life of our Lord. A Greek of the time of Hadrian would be surely very unlikely to have represented this condition of the Jerusalem mind. Now, some of those who believed that he was a great Prophet, the predicted Prophet, yet refused to agree with others who hailed him as the Christ. The division or violent party split (σχίσμα) in the crowd on that "last great day of the feast" may have had persons friendly to him on both sides; but on one side at least there were those who were ready to side with Pharisees and "Jews" and lay hands upon him. 7:40-53 The malice of Christ's enemies is always against reason, and sometimes the staying of it cannot be accounted for. Never any man spake with that wisdom, and power, and grace, that convincing clearness, and that sweetness, wherewith Christ spake. Alas, that many, who are for a time restrained, and who speak highly of the word of Jesus, speedily lose their convictions, and go on in their sins! People are foolishly swayed by outward motives in matters of eternal moment, are willing even to be damned for fashion's sake. As the wisdom of God often chooses things which men despise, so the folly of men commonly despises those whom God has chosen. The Lord brings forward his weak and timid disciples, and sometimes uses them to defeat the designs of his enemies.
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