John 7:46
New International Version
"No one ever spoke the way this man does," the guards replied.

New Living Translation
"We have never heard anyone speak like this!" the guards responded.

English Standard Version
The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!”

Berean Study Bible
“Never has anyone spoken like this man!” the officers answered.

Berean Literal Bible
The officers answered, "Never has a man spoken like this, as this man speaks."

New American Standard Bible
The officers answered, "Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks."

King James Bible
The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.

Christian Standard Bible
The servants answered, "No man ever spoke like this!"

Contemporary English Version
They answered, "No one has ever spoken like this man!"

Good News Translation
The guards answered, "Nobody has ever talked the way this man does!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The police answered, "No man ever spoke like this!"

International Standard Version
The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like that!"

NET Bible
The officers replied, "No one ever spoke like this man!"

New Heart English Bible
The officers answered, "No one ever spoke like this man."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The guards were saying to them, “Never in this way has a man spoken as This Man speaks.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The temple guards answered, "No human has ever spoken like this man."

New American Standard 1977
The officers answered, “Never did a man speak the way this man speaks.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The officers answered, Never has anyone spoken like this man.

King James 2000 Bible
The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.

American King James Version
The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.

American Standard Version
The officers answered, Never man so spake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ministers answered: Never did man speak like this man.

Darby Bible Translation
The officers answered, Never man spoke thus, as this man [speaks].

English Revised Version
The officers answered, Never man so spake.

Webster's Bible Translation
The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.

Weymouth New Testament
"No mere man has ever spoken as this man speaks," said the officers.

World English Bible
The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!"

Young's Literal Translation
The officers answered, 'Never so spake man -- as this man.'
Study Bible
Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders
45Then the officers returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring Him in?” 46“Never has anyone spoken like this man!” the officers answered. 47“Have you also been deceived?” replied the Pharisees.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:28
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at His teaching,

Luke 4:32
They were astonished at His teaching, because His message had authority.

John 7:32
When the Pharisees heard the crowd whispering these things about Jesus, they and the chief priests sent officers to arrest Him.

Treasury of Scripture

The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.

Never.

John 7:26
But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?

Matthew 7:29
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Luke 4:22
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?







Lexicon
“Never {has}
Οὐδέποτε (Oudepote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3763: Never. From oude and pote; not even at any time, i.e. Never at all.

anyone
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

spoken
ἐλάλησεν (elalēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

this
οὗτος (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

man!”
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

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

officers
ὑπηρέται (hypēretai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5257: From hupo and a derivative of eresso; an under-oarsman, i.e. subordinate.

answered.
Ἀπεκρίθησαν (Apekrithēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.
(46) Never man spake like this man.--Some of the oldest MSS., including the Vatican, have a shorter text, "Never man spake thus"; but the longer reading is to be preferred. The very officers acknowledged His power, and tell the professed teachers, whose opinions and words were the rule of all Jewish life, that never man spake as He whom they sought to take! It is probable that in the section immediately preceding (John 7:32-34), St. John gives us only a resume of what Jesus had said, and that words which have not come down to us were among those which produced so profound an impression on the officers.

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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