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John 7:46

    John 7:46 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The officers answered, Never man so spake.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The servants made answer, No man ever said things like this man.

    Webster's Revision

    The officers answered, Never man so spake.

    World English Bible

    The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The officers answered, Never man so spake.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:46

    Never man spake like this man - Though these officers had gone on the errand of their masters, they had not entered into their spirit. They were sent to apprehend a seditious man, and a false prophet. They came where Jesus taught; they found him to be a different person to the description they received from their masters, and therefore did not attempt to touch or molest him. No doubt they expected when they told their employers the truth, that they would have commended them, and acknowledged their own mistake: but these simple people were not in the secret of their masters' malice. They heard, they felt, that no man ever spoke with so much grace, power, majesty, and eloquence. They had never heard a discourse so affecting and persuasive. So Jesus still speaks to all who are simple of heart. He speaks pardon - he speaks holiness - he speaks salvation to all who have ears to hear. No man ever did or can speak as he does. He teaches The Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth.