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John 7:12

    John 7:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No; but he deceives the people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there was much discussion about him among the mass of the people. Some said, He is a good man; but others said, No, he is giving people false ideas.

    Webster's Revision

    And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray.

    World English Bible

    There was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others said, "Not so, but he leads the multitude astray."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray.

    Definitions for John 7:12

    Nay - No.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:12

    Some said, He is a good man - The multitude were divided in their opinions concerning him: those who knew him best said, He is a good man. Those who spoke according to the character given him by the priests, etc., said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. Those who spoke evil of him spoke out, because they had the rulers on their side; but those who spoke good of him were obliged to do it in private, because they feared these rulers. Calumny and slander are among the privileged orders; they stalk abroad with their thousand brazen mouths, and blast the reputation of the followers of God. Benevolence and candor are only on sufferance; and a whisper in secret is the most they are permitted to give in behalf of Christ and his followers, whose laws and maxims condemn a vicious world, and goad it to revenge.

    Barnes' Notes on John 7:12

    Murmuring - Contention, disputing.

    He deceiveth the people - That is, he is deluding them, or drawing them away by pretending to be the Messiah.

    Wesley's Notes on John 7:12

    7:12 There was much murmuring among the multitude - Much whispering; many private debates with each other, among those who were come from distant parts.