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John 8:20

    John 8:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    These words spoke Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    These words spake he in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man took him; because his hour was not yet come.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus said these words in the place where the offerings were stored, while he was teaching in the Temple: but no man took him because his time was still to come.

    Webster's Revision

    These words spake he in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man took him; because his hour was not yet come.

    World English Bible

    Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. Yet no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    These words spake he in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man took him; because his hour was not yet come.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 8:20

    The treasury - Lightfoot observes, from the rabbins, that the treasury was in what was called the court of the women - that there were thirteen chests in it; in the thirteenth only the women were permitted to put their offerings. Probably the other twelve were placed there in reference to the twelve tribes; each perhaps inscribed with the name of one of Jacob's twelve sons.

    It seems that our Lord sometimes sat in this court to teach the people. See Mark 12:41, etc.

    His hour was not yet come - The time was not arrived, in which he had determined to give himself up into the hands of his crucifiers.

    Barnes' Notes on John 8:20

    The treasury - See the notes at Matthew 21:12.

    His hour was not yet come - The time for him to die had not yet arrived, and God restrained them, and kept his life. This proves that God has power over wicked men to control them, and to make them accomplish his own purposes.