John 7:48
New International Version
"Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?

New Living Translation
“Is there a single one of us rulers or Pharisees who believes in him?

English Standard Version
Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?

Berean Study Bible
“Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him?

Berean Literal Bible
Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on Him?

New American Standard Bible
"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?

King James Bible
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

Christian Standard Bible
Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in him?

Contemporary English Version
Not one of the chief priests or the Pharisees has faith in him.

Good News Translation
"Have you ever known one of the authorities or one Pharisee to believe in him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him?

International Standard Version
None of the authorities or Pharisees has believed in him, have they?

NET Bible
None of the rulers or the Pharisees have believed in him, have they?

New Heart English Bible
Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Have men of the leaders or of the Pharisees trusted in him?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Has any ruler or any Pharisee believed in him?

New American Standard 1977
“No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Have any of the princes or of the Pharisees believed on him?

King James 2000 Bible
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

American King James Version
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

American Standard Version
Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hath any one of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

Darby Bible Translation
Has any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

English Revised Version
Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

Webster's Bible Translation
Have any of the rulers, or of the Pharisees believed on him?

Weymouth New Testament
"has any one of the Rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?

World English Bible
Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

Young's Literal Translation
did any one out of the rulers believe in him? or out of the Pharisees?
Study Bible
Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders
47“Have you also been deceived?” replied the Pharisees. 48“Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him? 49But this crowd that does not know the law, they are under a curse.”…
Cross References
Luke 23:13
Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,

John 3:1
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.

John 7:26
Yet here He is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying anything to Him. Have the rulers truly recognized that this is the Christ?

John 7:49
But this crowd that does not know the Law, they are under a curse."

John 12:42
Nevertheless, many of the leaders believed in Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue.

Treasury of Scripture

Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

John 7:26,50
But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? …

John 12:42
Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

Jeremiah 5:4,5
Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God…







Lexicon
“{Have}
μή (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

any
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

of
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
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive 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.

rulers
ἀρχόντων (archontōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 758: Present participle of archo; a first.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

Pharisees
Φαρισαίων (Pharisaiōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

believed
ἐπίστευσεν (episteusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Him?
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.
(48) The rulers were the Sanhedrin, among whose official duties it was to prevent the introduction of false doctrines. (Comp. Note on Johnm 1:19.) "The Pharisees" were the orthodox party of the day, and they are the persons who ask the question. The matter was to be decided by authority, and not by truth. In the pride of the certainty that no one in a position of power or authority had believed on Jesus, they ask the scornful question, "Hath any one of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed? "They are stung to the very heart at seeing first the multitude, then their own officials, going after Him. They know not that there is one sitting in their midst, both ruler and Pharisee, who long before had listened to the teaching of the Galilean, and was in heart, if not in name, a disciple (John 3), and that during this very feast many of the chief Jews will believe on Him (John 8:30-31).

Verse 48. - Hath any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees? They soon find they have reckoned on the emphatic negative of the query (μή τις;) too soon. There is, however, a touch of weakness in the question. They seem to say, if one of the rulers, one of the Pharisees, had taken a different course, there might be some colour for the pusillanimity of the officers. The question which they put, thus expecting a negative answer, might be answered differently. There were Pharisees who had shown some sympathy with Jesus. Certain steps, moreover, taken by him were not so hopelessly hostile to their own views. In their momentary animosity, blinded by passion, they are ready to ignore this and other facts as well. Some of the higher classes in Galilee had already admitted his claims (see John 4:46; Luke 7:36, etc.). The language of the Pharisees has been a stock objection to every great spiritual movement in its beginning. The writer thus reveals a knowledge of proceedings to which he must have had some exceptional means of access. The obvious familiarity which he suggests with Nicodemus and with friends in the high priest's palace (ch. 18:15) is the simplest explanation. 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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