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John 7:46 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The officers answered, Never man so spake.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The officers answered, “Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The officers answered, Never man spoke thus, as this man [speaks].
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The officers answered—Never, man spake thus!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The officers answered, 'Never so spake man—as this man.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The ministers answered: Never did man speak like this man.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The officers answered, Neuer man spake like this man.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— The officers say to them, Never so spake a son of man as speaks this man!
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— The constables say to them: Never did a man speak, as this man speaketh.

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).
officers 5257
{5257} Prime
ὑπηρέτης
huperetes
{hoop-ay-ret'-ace}
From G5259 and a derivative of ἐρέσσω [[eresso]] (to row); an under oarsman, that is, (genitive case) subordinate (assistant, sexton, constable).
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
Never y3763
[3763] Standard
οὐδέποτε
oudepote
{oo-dep'-ot-eh}
From G3761 and G4218; not even at any time, that is, never at all.
x3762
(3762) Complement
οὐδείς
oudeis
{oo-dice'}
From G3761 and G1520; not even one (man, woman or thing), that is, none, nobody, nothing.
man 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
spake 2980
{2980} Prime
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
y3779
[3779] Standard
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
like 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
this 3778
{3778} Prime
οὗτος
houtos
{hoo'-tos}
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
man. 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 7:44-49.


John 7:46

_ _ Never man spake like this man — Noble testimony of unsophisticated men! Doubtless they were strangers to the profound intent of Christ’s teaching, but there was that in it which by its mysterious grandeur and transparent purity and grace, held them spellbound. No doubt it was of God that they should so feel, that their arm might be paralyzed, as Christ’s hour was not yet come; but even in human teaching there has sometimes been felt such a divine power, that men who came to kill them (for example, Rowland Hiss) have confessed to all that they were unmanned.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 7:45-53.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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John 7:26 But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
Matthew 7:29 For he taught them as [one] having authority, and not as the scribes.
Luke 4:22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
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