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John 7:8

    John 7:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Go you up to this feast: I go not up yet to this feast: for my time is not yet full come.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Go ye up unto the feast: I go not up unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Go you up to the feast: I am not going up now to the feast because my time has not fully come.

    Webster's Revision

    Go ye up unto the feast: I go not up unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled.

    World English Bible

    You go up to the feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, because my time is not yet fulfilled."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Go ye up unto the feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:8

    I go not up yet unto this feast - Porphyry accuses our blessed Lord of falsehood, because he said here, I will not go to this feast, and yet afterwards he went; and some interpreters have made more ado than was necessary, in order to reconcile this seeming contradiction. To me the whole seems very simple and plain. Our Lord did not say, I will not go to this feast; but merely, I go not yet, ουπω, or am not going, i.e. at present; because, as he said John 7:6, and repeats here, his time was not yet come - he had other business to transact before he could go. And it is very likely that his business detained him in Galilee till the feast was half over: for we do not find him at Jerusalem till the middle of the feast, John 7:14, i.e. till the feast had been begun four days. He might also be unwilling to go at that time, there being such a great concourse of people on the road to Jerusalem, and his enemies might say that he had availed himself of this time and multitude in order to excite sedition.

    Barnes' Notes on John 7:8

    I go not up yet - Jesus remained until about the middle of the feast, John 7:14. That is, he remained about four days after his brethren had departed, or until the mass of the people had gone up, so that his going might excite no attention, and that it might not be said he chose such a time to excite a tumult. We have here a signal instance of our Lord's prudence and opposition to parade. Though it would have been lawful for him to go up at that time, and though it would have been a favorable period to make himself known, yet he chose to forego these advantages rather than to afford an occasion of envy and jealousy to the rulers, or to appear even to excite a tumult among the people.
    Book: John