John 7:31
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New International Version
Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, "When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?"

King James Bible
And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?

Darby Bible Translation
But many of the crowd believed on him, and said, Will the Christ, when he comes, do more signs than those which this [man] has done?

World English Bible
But of the multitude, many believed in him. They said, "When the Christ comes, he won't do more signs than those which this man has done, will he?"

Young's Literal Translation
and many out of the multitude did believe in him, and said -- 'The Christ -- when he may come -- will he do more signs than these that this one did?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Will he do more miracles - It was the belief of the Jews, and they founded it upon Isaiah 35:5, that, when the Messiah came, he would do all kinds of miracles; and, in order that they might have the fullest proof of the Divine mission of Christ, it had pleased God to cause miracles to cease for between four and five hundred years, and that John the Baptist himself had not wrought any. His miracles, therefore, were a full proof of his Divine mission.

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believed.

John 2:23,24 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did...

John 4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

John 6:14,15 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world...

John 8:30-32 As he spoke these words, many believed on him...

John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him...

Matthew 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe...

Acts 8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered...

James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

When.

John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God...

John 6:2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.

John 9:16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said...

John 10:41,42 And many resorted to him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spoke of this man were true...

Matthew 11:3-6 And said to him, Are you he that should come, or do we look for another...

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September 13 Morning
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.--JOHN 7:37. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.--O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat;
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

One Saying with Two Meanings
'Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me. 34. Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.'--JOHN vii. 33, 34. 'Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me; and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.'--JOHN xiii. 33. No greater contrast can be conceived than that between these two groups to whom such singularly similar words were addressed. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
6. and lastly, Let us consider the intrinsick absurdities, and incredibilities of the several stories of these three miracles, p. 36.--As to Jairus's daughter, and her resurrection from the dead, St. Hilary [13] hints, that there was no such person as Jairus;--and he gives this reason, and a good reason it is, why he thought so, because it is elsewhere intimated in the gospel that none of the rulers of the synagogues confessedly believ'd on Jesus, John vii. 48. and xii. 42. St. John's words in the
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
Or, a Revelation which really came from God, the proof, it has been said, would in all ages be so public and manifest, that no part of the human species would remain ignorant of it, no understanding could fail of being convinced by it. The advocates of Christianity do not pretend that the evidence of their religion possesses these qualities. They do not deny that we can conceive it to be within the compass of divine power to have communicated to the World a higher degree of assurance, and to have
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity

Cross References
John 2:11
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

John 2:23
Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.

John 4:29
"Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?"

John 7:26
Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah?

John 8:30
Even as he spoke, many believed in him.

John 10:42
And in that place many believed in Jesus.

John 11:45
Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.

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