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John 7:25-26

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Questions About Jesus’ Identity

7:25 Then some of the residents of Jerusalem 1  began to say, “Isn’t this the man 2  they are trying 3  to kill? 7:26 Yet here he is, speaking publicly, 4  and they are saying nothing to him. 5  Do the rulers really know that this man 6  is the Christ? 7 

1 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

2 tn Grk “Is it not this one.”

3 tn Grk “seeking.”

4 tn Or “speaking openly.”

5 sn They are saying nothing to him. Some people who had heard Jesus were so impressed with his teaching that they began to infer from the inactivity of the opposing Jewish leaders a tacit acknowledgment of Jesus’ claims.

6 tn Grk “this one.”

7 tn Or “the Messiah” (Both Greek “Christ” and Hebrew and Aramaic “Messiah” mean “one who has been anointed”).

sn See the note on Christ in 1:20.



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