John 7

John 7:23

“If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath?

The Law of Moses specifically refers to the commandments, ordinances, punishments, and ceremonial observances given to the nation of Israel through Moses (Jos. 8:31). This law is sometimes referred to as the law of commandments (Eph. 2:15) or the law of the Jews (Acts 25:8). See entry for The Law.

John 7:42

“Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”

Bethlehem. The village of Bethlehem is known as the Cradle of Christianity because Jesus was born there (Matt. 2:1). Bethlehem was also the home of King David (1 Sam 16:1, 17:15) and Naomi, the mother-in-law of Ruth (Ruth 1:1, 19).

John 7:50

Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) said to them,

Nicodemus; see entry for John 3:1.


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