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John 8:22

    John 8:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he said, Where I go, you cannot come.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So the Jews said, Will he take his life? Is that why he says, Where I go it is not possible for you to come?

    Webster's Revision

    The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come?

    World English Bible

    The Jews therefore said, "Will he kill himself, that he says, 'Where I am going, you can't come?'"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come?

    Definitions for John 8:22

    Whither - Where; which place.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 8:22

    Will he kill himself? - They now understood that he spoke concerning his death; but before, John 7:35, they thought he spoke of going to some of the Grecian provinces, to preach to the dispersed Jews.

    Barnes' Notes on John 8:22

    Will he kill himself? - It is difficult to know whether this question was asked from ignorance or malice. Self-murder was esteemed then, as it is now, as one of the greatest crimes; and it is not improbable that they asked this question with mingled hatred and contempt. "He is a deceiver; he has broken the law of Moses; he is mad, and it is probable he will go on and kill himself." If this was their meaning, we see the wonderful patience of Jesus in enduring the contradiction of sinners; and as he bore contempt without rendering railing for railing, so should we.