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John 7:52

    John 7:52 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They answered and said to him, Are you also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee rises no prophet.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This was their answer: And do you come from Galilee? Make search and you will see that no prophet comes out of Galilee.

    Webster's Revision

    They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

    World English Bible

    They answered him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search, and see that no prophet has arisen out of Galilee."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

    Definitions for John 7:52

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:52

    Art thou also of Galilee? - They knew very well that he was not; but they spoke this by way of reproach. As if they had said, thou art no better than he is, as thou takest his part. Many of the Galileans had believed on him, Which the Jews considered to be a reproach. Art thou his disciple, as the Galileans are?

    Search, and look - Examine the Scriptures, search the public registers, and thou wilt see that out of Galilee there ariseth no prophet. Neither the Messiah, nor any other prophet, has ever proceeded from Galilee, nor ever can. This conclusion, says Calmet, was false and impertinent: false, because Jonah was of Gathheper, in Galilee: see 2 Kings 14:25, compared with Joshua 19:13. The Prophet Nahum was also a Galilean, for he was of the tribe of Simeon; and some suppose that Malachi was of the same place. The conclusion was false, because there not having been a prophet from any particular place was no argument that there never could be one, as the place had not been proscribed.

    Barnes' Notes on John 7:52

    Art thou also of Galilee? - Here is another expression of contempt. To be a Galilean was a term of the highest reproach. They knew well that he was not of Galilee, but they meant to ask whether he also had become a follower of the despised Galilean. Ridicule is not argument, and there is no demonstration in a gibe; but, unhappily, this is the only weapon which the proud and haughty often use in opposing religion.

    Ariseth no prophet - That is, there is no prediction that any prophet should come out of Galilee, and especially no prophet that was to attend or precede the Messiah. Compare John 1:46. They assumed, therefore, that Jesus could not be the Christ.

    Wesley's Notes on John 7:52

    7:52 They answered - By personal reflection; the argument they could not answer, and therefore did not attempt it. Art thou also a Galilean? - One of his party? Out of Galilee ariseth no prophet - They could not but know the contrary. They knew Jonah arose out of Gethhepher; and Nahum from another village in Galilee. Yea, and Thisbe, the town of Elijah, the Tishbite, was in Galilee also. They might likewise have known that Jesus was not born in Galilee, but at Bethlehem, even from the public register there, and from the genealogies of the family of David. They were conscious this poor answer would not bear examination, and so took care to prevent a reply.