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John 7:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The multitude answered, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The crowd answered, “You have a demon! Who seeks to kill You?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The people answered and said, Thou hast a demon: who goeth about to kill thee?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The crowd answered [and said], Thou hast a demon: who seeks to kill thee?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The multitude answered—A demon, thou hast: Who, is seeking, to slay, thee?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The multitude answered and said, 'Thou hast a demon, who doth seek to kill thee?'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Why seek you to kill me? The multitude answered and said: Thou hast a devil. Who seeketh to kill thee?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The people answered, and sayd, Thou hast a deuill: Who goeth about to kill thee?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Why seek you to kill me? The people answered, saying, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Why do ye seek to kill me? The multitude answered and said: Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
people 3793
{3793} Prime
ὄχλος
ochlos
{okh'-los}
From a derivative of G2192 (meaning a vehicle); a throng (as borne along); by implication the rabble; by extension a class of people; figuratively a riot.
answered 611
{0611} Prime
ἀποκρίνομαι
apokrinomai
{ap-ok-ree'-nom-ahee}
From G0575 and κρινω [[krino]]; to conclude for oneself, that is, (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare [H6030]) to begin to speak (where an address is expected).
z5662
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
said, 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
Thou hast 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
a devil: 1140
{1140} Prime
δαιμόνιον
daimonion
{dahee-mon'-ee-on}
Neuter of a derivative of G1142; a daemonic being; by extension a deity.
who 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
goeth about 2212
{2212} Prime
ζητέω
zeteo
{dzay-teh'-o}
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
to kill 615
{0615} Prime
ἀποκτείνω
apokteino
{ap-ok-ti'-no}
From G0575 and κτείνω [[kteino]] (to slay); to kill outright; figuratively to destroy.
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
thee? 4571
{4571} Prime
σέ
se
{seh}
Accusative singular of G4771; thee.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 7:19-20.


John 7:20

_ _ The people answered, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? — This was said by the multitude, who as yet had no bad feeling to Jesus, and were not in the secret of the plot hatching, as our Lord knew, against Him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 7:14-36.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 7:20

The people answered, Thou hast a devil — A lying spirit. Who seeketh to kill thee? — These, coming from distant parts, probably did not know the design of the priests and rulers.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Thou:

John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
John 8:52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
John 10:20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more [shall they call] them of his household?
Matthew 11:18-19 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. ... The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard [it], they said, This [fellow] doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Mark 3:21-22 And when his friends heard [of it], they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. ... And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
Mark 3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
Acts 26:24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
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Mt 10:25; 11:18; 12:24. Mk 3:21, 30. Jn 8:48, 52; 10:20. Ac 26:24.

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