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John 11:56

    John 11:56 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then sought they for Jesus, and spoke among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think you, that he will not come to the feast?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They sought therefore for Jesus, and spake one with another, as they stood in the temple, What think ye? That he will not come to the feast?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They were looking for Jesus and saying to one another while they were in the Temple, What is your opinion? Will he not come to the feast?

    Webster's Revision

    They sought therefore for Jesus, and spake one with another, as they stood in the temple, What think ye? That he will not come to the feast?

    World English Bible

    Then they sought for Jesus and spoke one with another, as they stood in the temple, "What do you think--that he isn't coming to the feast at all?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They sought therefore for Jesus, and spake one with another, as they stood in the temple, What think ye? That he will not come to the feast?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 11:56

    Then sought they for Jesus - Probably those of Ephraim, in whose company Christ is supposed to have departed for the feast, but, having stayed behind, perhaps at Jericho, or its vicinity, the others had not missed him till they came to the temple, and then inquired among each other whether he would not attend the feast. Or the persons mentioned in the text might have been the agents of the high priest, etc., and hearing that Christ had been at Ephraim, came and inquired among the people that came from that quarter, whether Jesus would not attend the festival, knowing that he was punctual in his attendance on all the Jewish solemnities.

    Barnes' Notes on John 11:56

    Will not come to the feast? - They doubted whether he would come. On the one hand, it was required by law that all males should come. On the other, his coming was attended with great danger. This was the cause of their doubting. It was in this situation that our Saviour, like many of his followers, was called to act. Danger was on the one hand, and duty on the other. He chose, as all should, to do his duty, and leave the event with God. He preferred to do it, though he knew that death was to be the consequence; and we should not shrink, when we have reason to apprehend danger, persecution, or death, from an honest attempt to observe all the commandments of God.