On John 7.40-53: 8.I-II
YOU REMEMBER, my beloved people, that in the previous sermon, as a result of the circumstances presented in the reading of the Gospel, we spoke to you about the Holy Spirit. When the Lord had invited those who believed in him to this drinking, speaking among those who were thinking about laying hold of him, and who desired to kill him but were unable because he did not will it, when, therefore, he had said these things, a disagreement about him sprang up in the crowd, since some thought that he was the very Christ and others said that the Christ will not arise from Galilee.
(2) Those who had been sent to lay hold on him returned, free of crime and filled with admiration. For they also bore witness of his divine teaching, when they by whom they had been sent asked, "Why have you not brought him?" They answered that they had never heard a man speaking in such a way: "For not any man speaks in such a way." Now, he spoke thus because he was God and man.
(3) Yet the Pharisees, rejecting their witness, said to them, "Have you also been seduced?" For we see that you have been delighted with his discourses. "Has any one of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees? But this crowd, who know not the Law, are accursed." They who did not know the Law, these believed in him who had sent the Law; and they who were teaching the Law despised him who had sent the Law so that what the Lord himself had said might be fulfilled, "I have come that they who do not see may see and they who see may become blind." 1. For the Pharisees, the teachers, became blind;____________________