The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 7:51
Doth our law judge any man…
Or condemn any man; or can
any man be lawfully condemned:
before it hear him:
what he has to say for himself; is this the
usual process in our courts? or is this a legal one to condemn a man
and know what he doth?
what his crimes are. This he said, having a
secret respect for Christ, though he had not courage enough openly
to appear for him.