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John 10:39

    John 10:39 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then again they made an attempt to take him; but he got away from them.

    Webster's Revision

    They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.

    World English Bible

    They sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 10:39

    They sought again to take him - They could not reply to his arguments but by stones. The evidence of the truth could not be resisted; and they endeavored to destroy the person who spoke it. Truth may confound the obstinately wicked, but it does not convert them; and it is a just judgment of God, to leave those to perish in their gainsayings who obstinately continue to gainsay and disbelieve.

    But he escaped - In such a way as we know not, for the evangelist has not specified the manner of it.

    Barnes' Notes on John 10:39

    Sought again to take him - They evidently understood him as still claiming equality with God, and under this impression Jesus left them. Nor can it be doubted that he intended to leave them with this impression; and if so, then he is divine.

    He escaped - See John 8:59.