New International Version
The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah.
King James Bible
And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
Darby Bible Translation
But as the people were in expectation, and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John whether *he* might be the Christ,
World English Bible
As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he was the Christ,
Young's Literal Translation
And the people are looking forward, and all are reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether or not he may be the Christ;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whether he were the Christ - So general was the reformation which was produced by the Baptist's preaching that the people were ready to consider him as the promised Messiah. Thus John came in the spirit and power of Elijah, and reformed all things; showed the people, the tax-gatherers, and the soldiers, their respective duties, and persuaded them to put away the evil of their doings. See the note on Matthew 17:11.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
expectation. or, suspense.
mused. or, reasoned, or debated.
LibrarySt John the Baptist
Chester Cathedral. 1872. St Luke iii. 2, 3, 7, 9-14. "The Word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. . . . Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance. . . . And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
John's Rebuke of Herod.
A New Age and New Standards
They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Messiah."
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