John 10:39
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New International Version
Again they tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp.

New Living Translation
Once again they tried to arrest him, but he got away and left them.

English Standard Version
Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.

Berean Study Bible
At this, they tried again to seize Him, but He escaped their grasp.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore they were seeking to seize Him again, but He went forth out of their hand.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.

King James Bible
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they were trying again to seize Him, yet He eluded their grasp.

International Standard Version
Again they tried to seize him, but he slipped away from them.

NET Bible
Then they attempted again to seize him, but he escaped their clutches.

New Heart English Bible
Now they sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they again sought to seize him, and he escaped from their hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews tried to arrest Jesus again, but he got away from them.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore they sought again to take him, but he escaped out of their hand

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

American King James Version
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

American Standard Version
They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They sought therefore to take him; and he escaped out of their hands.

Darby Bible Translation
They sought therefore again to take him; and he went away from out of their hand

English Revised Version
They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore they sought again to take him; but he escaped from their hand,

Weymouth New Testament
This made them once more try to arrest Him, but He withdrew out of their power.

World English Bible
They sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore were they seeking again to seize him, and he went forth out of their hand,
Study Bible
The Unbelief of the Jews
38But if I am doing them, even though you do not believe Me, believe the works themselves, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” 39At this, they tried again to seize Him, but He escaped their grasp. 40Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had first been baptizing, and He stayed there.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and conspired to kill Jesus.

Luke 4:30
But Jesus passed through the crowd and went on His way.

John 7:30
So they tried to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

John 8:59
At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus hid Himself and slipped away from the temple area.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

John 10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

John 7:30,44 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because …

John 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and …

Luke 4:29,30 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him to the brow …

(39) Therefore they sought again to take him.--He has removed all ground for the charge of blasphemy, and they have abandoned the attempt to stone Him, though He here repeats the very truth which led to that attempt before (John 10:30-31). The word "again" refers to previous attempts to take Him (John 7:30; John 7:32; John 7:44).

But he escaped out of their hand.--Nothing is said of the manner, and there is no reason to suppose anything more than, while they were plotting how they might take Him, He passed out of the Temple. (Comp. John 8:59.)

Verse 39. - (Therefore) they sought (again) to seize him, and he escaped out of their hands. This appeal roused their animosity, and, though they dropped their stones, they were preparing to lay violent hands on him. The πάλιν points back to John 7:30, 32, 44. His escape was facilitated by the strange moral power he could exert to render their assaults upon him vain. They stretched out hands which dropped harmlessly at their side - another confirmation of the solemn statement of ver. 18. There is no need to suppose a miracle, still less to justify the preposterous notion that the body of Jesus was, in John's Gospel, docetic merely (cf. John 8:59; Luke 4:30; Mark 11:18). Therefore they sought again to take him,.... Not to take away his life by stoning him, as before, in the manner the furious zealots did, and was the part they were about to act just now; but to lay hold upon him and bring him before the sanhedrim, as they had done in John 5:18, he being so far from clearing himself from the charge of blasphemy, they had brought against him, that in their opinion he had greatly strengthened it; and they thought they had now sufficient proof and evidence to convict him as a blasphemer, in their high court of judicature; and therefore attempted to lay hands on him, and bring him thither:

but he escaped out of their hands; either by withdrawing from them in some private way; or by open force, exerting his power, and obliging them on every side to fall back, and give way to him; or by rendering himself invisible to them; and this he did, not through fear of death, but because his time was not yet come, and he had other work to do, before he suffered and died. 39. Therefore they sought again to take him—true to their original understanding of His words, for they saw perfectly well that He meant to "make Himself God" throughout all this dialogue.

he escaped out of their hand—(See on [1826]Lu 4:30; Joh 8:59).10:39-42 No weapon formed against our Lord Jesus shall prosper. He escaped, not because he was afraid to suffer, but because his hour was not come. And He who knew how to deliver himself, knows how to deliver the godly our of their temptations, and to make a way for them to escape. Persecutors may drive Christ and his gospel our of their own city or country, but they cannot drive him or it out of the world. When we know Christ by faith in our hearts, we find all that the Scripture saith of him is true.
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