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John 7:3

    John 7:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    His brothers therefore said to him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that your disciples also may see the works that you do.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So his brothers said to him, Go away from here into Judaea so that your disciples may see the works which you do.

    Webster's Revision

    His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest.

    World English Bible

    His brothers therefore said to him, "Depart from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:3

    His brethren - said - It is generally supposed that these were the children of the sisters of his mother Mary; but some of the ancients have stated that Joseph had several children by a former wife. See the account of the evangelist prefixed to this Gospel. No solid proof can be alleged against this; nor can we pretend to say that these were not the children of Joseph and Mary. Our blessed Lord, it is true, was her first born, while she was yet a virgin; but no man can prove that he was her last. It is an article of faith, in the Popish Church, to believe in the perpetual virginity of Mary; and in this respect, without any reason, several Protestants seem to be Papists. However this may be, it is certain that the Hebrews gave the name of brethren to all the relatives of a particular family. See Genesis 31:32, Genesis 31:46.

    That thy disciples also may see - That is, the disciples which he had made two years and six months before, at the Passover: John 2:23.

    Barnes' Notes on John 7:3

    His brethren - See the notes at Matthew 12:47.

    Thy disciples - The disciples which he had made when he was before in Judea, John 4:1-3.

    The works - The miracles.
    Book: John