40 Therefore 1 many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, "Truly this is x the Prophet." 41 Others said, "This is y the Christ." But some said, "Will the Christ come out of Galilee? 42 z "Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, a where David was?" 43 So b there was a division among the people because of Him. 44 Now c some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why have you not brought Him?" 46 The officers answered, d "No man ever spoke like this Man!" 47 Then the Pharisees answered them, "Are you also deceived? 48 "Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 "But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed." 50 Nicodemus e (he who came to 2 Jesus 3 by night, being one of them) said to them, 51 f "Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?" 52 They answered and said to him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for g no prophet 4 has arisen out of Galilee."New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.