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John 7:45

    John 7:45 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them, Why have you not brought him?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why did ye not bring him?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the servants went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, Why have you not got him with you?

    Webster's Revision

    The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why did ye not bring him?

    World English Bible

    The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, "Why didn't you bring him?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why did ye not bring him?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:45

    Then came the officers - They had followed him for several days, seeking for a proper opportunity to seize on him, when they might fix some charge of sedition, etc., upon him; but the more they listened, the more they were convinced of his innocence, purity, and consummate wisdom.

    Barnes' Notes on John 7:45

    The officers - Those who had been appointed John 7:32 to take him. It seems that Jesus was in the midst of the people addressing them, and that they happened to come at the very time when he was speaking. They were so impressed and awed with what he said that they dared not take him. There have been few instances of eloquence like this. His speaking had so much evidence of truth, so much proof that he was from God, and was so impressive and persuasive, that they were convinced of his innocence, and they dared not touch him to execute their commission. We have here:

    1. A remarkable testimony to the commanding eloquence of Jesus.

    2. Wicked men may be awed and restrained by the presence of a good man, and by the evidence that he speaks that which is true.

    3. God can preserve his friends. Here were men sent for a particular purpose. They were armed with power. They were commissioned by the highest authority of the nation. On the other hand, Jesus was without arms or armies, and without external protection. Yet, in a manner which the officers and the high priests would have little expected, he was preserved. So, in ways which we little expect, God will defend and deliver us when in the midst of danger.

    4. No prophet, apostle, or minister has ever spoken the truth with as much power, grace, and beauty as Jesus. It should be ours, therefore, to listen to his words, and to sit at his feet and learn heavenly wisdom.