Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
Now when Jesus was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people believed in His name [i.e., in Jesus Himself] when they saw the [miraculous] signs He was doing.
Then many Samaritans from Sychar believed in Jesus because of the testimony of the woman, who said, "He told me everything that I ever did."
So, when the people saw the [miraculous] sign that Jesus had performed [i.e., the feeding of the large crowd with such a small amount of food], they said, "Truly, this is the prophet who was to come into the world." [Note: This was probably a reference to the promise made in Deut. 18:15-19].
When He said these things, many people believed in Him.
However, even many [Jewish] leaders believed in Him, but did not admit it, for fear of being expelled from the synagogue.
All the crowds of people were amazed and said, "Can this [Jesus] be the son of David?"
And those people [represented by the seed falling] on rocky ground are those who, upon hearing the word [of God], accept it gladly, but since they have no root [system], they believe it for [only] awhile, and [then] in times of trial fall away [from God].
And [this] Simon also believed [Philip's message] and was immersed. [After that] he continued [to travel] with Philip and was amazed by the [supernatural] signs and great miracles he saw [him perform].
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without [good] deeds is dead.
This man went to Jesus one night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we [i.e., speaking of himself and other Jewish leaders] know that you are a Teacher sent from God, for no one could perform these [miraculous] signs that you are doing unless God were with Him."
And a large crowd followed Him because they had seen the [miraculous] signs He had performed on sick people.
Some of the Pharisees then said, "The man who did this is not from God, because he does not observe the Sabbath day. But other people said, "How could a man who is a sinner do such [miraculous] signs?" And the people were divided among themselves [over the issue].
Many people came to Him and were saying, "It is true that John did not perform any [miraculous] signs, but everything he said about this man was true."
and said to Jesus, "Are you the One who was to come, or should we look for someone else?"