Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?"
The officers answered, "No one ever spoke like this man!"
- John 7:44-46
Jesus attends the feast of Tabernacles. He initially goes quietly and by Himself. But eventually He begins teaching in a very public place - the Temple. The chief priests and pharisees had arranged for His arrest. The officers were sent with a very specific assignment. When they return empty-handed they were questioned regarding their failed mission. The officers have a very interesting response, "No one ever spoke like this man."
As a law enforcement officer, I too have had many such assignments to locate and arrest people. I cannot imagine giving a reason for failure to arrest a person because, "No one ever spoke like this man." But then again I have been dealing with criminals and the officers referred to in this passage were dealing with God incarnate.
Their reason for failing to arrest Jesus was simply honest. History agrees with the testimony of these officers; truly no one ever spoke like this Man.