New American Standard Bible
"Look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they?
King James Bible
But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
Darby Bible Translation
and behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers then indeed recognised that this is the Christ?
World English Bible
Behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is truly the Christ?
Young's Literal Translation
and, lo, he doth speak freely, and they say nothing to him; did the rulers at all know truly that this is truly the Christ?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Do the rulers know indeed ... - It seems from this that they supposed that the rulers had been convinced that Jesus was the Messiah, but that from some cause they were not willing yet to make it known to the people. The reasons of this opinion were these:
1. They knew that they had attempted to kill him.
2. They now saw him speaking boldly to the people without interruption from the rulers.
They concluded, therefore, that some change had taken place in the sentiments of the rulers in regard to him, though they had not yet made it public.
The rulers - The members of the Sanhedrin, or great council of the nation, who had charge of religious affairs.
Indeed - Truly; certainly. Have they certain evidence, as would appear from their suffering him to speak without interruption?
The very Christ - Is truly or really the Messiah.
LibraryJuly 30 Evening
Nicodemus . . . he that came to Jesus by night.--JOHN 7:50. Peter followed him afar off.--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: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.--The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.--A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Fifteenth Day. The Holy Spirit.
At the Feast of Tabernacles
Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
"Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?"
So some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, "Is this not the man whom they are seeking to kill?
But many of the crowd believed in Him; and they were saying, "When the Christ comes, He will not perform more signs than those which this man has, will He?"
"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?
Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret.
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