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John 7:48

    John 7:48 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have any of the rulers belief in him, or any one of the Pharisees?

    Webster's Revision

    Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

    World English Bible

    Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:48

    Have any of the rulers - believed on him? - Very few. But is this a proof that he is not of God? No, truly. If he were of the world, the world would love its own. The religion of Christ has been in general rejected by the rulers of this world. A life of mortification, self-denial, and humility, does not comport with the views of those who will have their portion in this life. It has ever been a mark of the truth of God that the great, the mighty, and the wise have in general rejected it. They are too much occupied with this world to attend to the concerns of the next.

    Barnes' Notes on John 7:48

    The rulers - The members of the Sanhedrin, who were supposed to have control over the religious rites and doctrines of the nation.

    The Pharisees - The sect possessing wealth, and office, and power. The name Pharisees sometimes denotes those who were high in honor and authority.

    Believed on him - Is there any instance in which those who are high in rank or in office have embraced him as the Messiah? This shows the rule by which they judged of religion:

    1. They claimed the right of regulating the doctrines and rites of religion.

    2. They repressed the liberty of private judgment, stifled investigation, assumed that a new doctrine must be heresy, and labored to keep the people within inglorious bondage.

    3. They treated the new doctrine of Jesus with contempt, and thus attempted to put it down, not by argument, but by contempt, and especially because it was embraced by the common people. This is the way in which doctrines contrary to the truth of God have been uniformly supported in the world; this is the way in which new views of truth are met; and this the way in which those in ecclesiastical power often attempt to lord it over God's heritage, and to repress the investigation of the Bible.

    Wesley's Notes on John 7:48

    7:48 Hath any of the rulers - Men of rank or eminence, or of the Pharisees - Men of learning or religion, believed on him?