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John 10:41

ESV And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.”
NIV and many people came to him. They said, 'Though John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true.'
NASB Many came to Him and were saying, 'While John performed no sign, yet everything John said about this man was true.'
CSB Many came to him and said, "John never did a sign, but everything John said about this man was true."
NLT And many followed him. 'John didn’t perform miraculous signs,' they remarked to one another, 'but everything he said about this man has come true.'
KJV And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.

What does John 10:41 mean?

John the Baptist preached in this area before Jesus began His public ministry (John 1:19–29). John was very clear that his role was not that of messiah, but as the messenger proclaiming the Promised One. When Jesus arrived on the scene, John the Baptist immediately instructed others to believe in Him, follow Him, and respect Him. That influence seems to have made the people of the region much more receptive to Jesus in these last days before His crucifixion (John 10:42). The people in Perea realize that John didn't perform miracles, and that he was not the Savior. They also recognize that John's teachings about Jesus are true, and that Jesus' miracles prove that He's sent by God. This is the conclusion God intends in response to true miracles (John 3:1–2; 10:19–21).

The opposite response is to ignore Jesus' miraculous signs; this is the error made by His religious critics. Most recently, this included men attempting to stone Jesus for blasphemy, while specifically ignoring mention of His miracles (John 10:22–39). Ultimately, those who reject God do so purely out of stubbornness and pride, not a lack of evidence (John 5:39–40).
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