John 7 :40

John 7 :40 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

When these words came to their ears, some of the people said, This is certainly the prophet.

Webster's Revision

Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, In truth this is the Prophet.

World English Bible

Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, "This is truly the prophet."

English Revised Version (ERV)

Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet.

Definitions for John 7 :40

Clarke's Commentary on John 7 :40

Of a truth this is the Prophet - The great prophet, or teacher, spoken of by Moses, Deuteronomy 18:15, which they improperly distinguished from the Messiah, John 7:41. Some no doubt knew that by the prophet, the Messiah was meant; but others seem to have thought that one of the ancient prophets should be raised from the dead, and precede the appearing of the Messiah.

Barnes's Commentary on John 7 :40

The Prophet - That is, the prophet whom they expected to precede the coming of the Messiah - either Elijah or Jeremiah. See Matthew 16:14.

Wesley's Commentary on John 7 :40

7:40 The prophet - Whom we expect to be the forerunner of the Messiah.
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