John 7:10
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New International Version
However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.

New Living Translation
But after his brothers left for the festival, Jesus also went, though secretly, staying out of public view.

English Standard Version
But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private.

Berean Study Bible
But after His brothers had gone up to the feast, He also went--not publicly, but in secret.

Berean Literal Bible
But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He also went up--not openly, but as in secret.

New American Standard Bible
But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret.

King James Bible
But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After His brothers had gone up to the festival, then He also went up, not openly but secretly.

International Standard Version
But after his brothers had gone up to the festival, he went up himself, not openly but, as it were, in secret.

NET Bible
But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then Jesus himself also went up, not openly but in secret.

New Heart English Bible
But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when his brothers went up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but as secretly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But after his brothers had gone to the festival, Jesus went. He didn't go publicly but secretly.

New American Standard 1977
But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as it were, in secret.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when his brethren were gone up, then he also went up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

King James 2000 Bible
But when his brothers were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

American King James Version
But when his brothers were gone up, then went he also up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

American Standard Version
But when his brethren were gone up unto the feast, then went he also up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But after his brethren were gone up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but, as it were, in secret.

Darby Bible Translation
But when his brethren had gone up, then he himself also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in secret.

English Revised Version
But when his brethren were gone up unto the feast, then went he also up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when his brethren had gone up, then he went also to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

Weymouth New Testament
When however His brothers had gone up to the Festival, then He also went up, not openly, but as it were privately.

World English Bible
But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.

Young's Literal Translation
And when his brethren went up, then also he himself went up to the feast, not manifestly, but as in secret;
Study Bible
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
9Having said this, Jesus remained in Galilee. 10But after His brothers had gone up to the feast, He also went — not publicly, but in secret. 11So the Jews were looking for Him at the feast and asking, “Where is He?”…
Cross References
Matthew 12:46
While Jesus was still speaking to the crowds, His mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to Him.

Mark 3:21
When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, "He is out of His mind."

John 7:3
So Jesus' brothers said to Him, "Leave here and go to Judea, so that Your disciples there may see the works You are doing.

John 7:5
For even His own brothers did not believe in Him.

John 7:9
Having said this, Jesus remained in Galilee.
Treasury of Scripture

But when his brothers were gone up, then went he also up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

then.

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Psalm 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

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Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, …

not.

John 11:54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went there …

Isaiah 42:2,3 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street…

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

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(10) But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast.--The words "unto the feast" are misplaced in the Received text, upon which our version is based. The right reading is, But when His brethren were gone up unto the feast, then went He also up; and the difference is not unimportant. We have seen that, even with the ordinary reading, there is no ground for the frequent objection (John 7:8), but it is really nowhere said that He went up to the feast at all. As a matter of fact, the special feast day--the day of Holy Convocation--was on the 15th of Tishri, the 14th being the preparation day. From the 16th to the 20th was what was called "The Lesser Festival," or "The Middle of the Feast" (John 7:14), and it is at this we find Him present. (Comp. also John 7:37.)

Not openly, but as it were in secret--i.e., not with the usual company. Judging from His practice at another time (John 4:4), He would go through Samaria, while the caravan would go on the Eastern side of the Jordan.

Verse 10. - But when his brethren were gone up to the feast, then went he also up, not manifestly, but as it were in secret. The emendation of the text is important, for it draws attention to the fact that, while the brethren went up to the feast, he simply went up, towards Jerusalem - not, however, in the pilgrim caravan, but as a quiet wayfarer, blessing lepers, comforting souls, pouring forth on a favoured few his truth, till he reached the certain village at the very gates of Jerusalem. What a contrast there was between the first visit (ch. 2.), when he appeared suddenly in the temple, and cast out the money changers, or that when (ch. 5.) he went to the "unnamed" feast as a pilgrim! The hostility has deepened; the "world" hates its Saviour, because he would save it from its sins, interpret it to itself, and offer spiritual rather than temporal benediction. The phrase, "in secret," has led some of the Tubingen school to suggest a docetic view of the Person of Christ; but the suggestion is reckless and absurd. Moulten, who conceives that the mission of the seventy disciples preceded this advent, says even this does not clash with the idea of a virtually secret and retired advance. But when his brethren were gone up,.... To the feast, as all the Oriental versions read, from the next clause:

then went he also up unto the feast; the Ethiopic version reads, "he went up that day"; which is very likely, and no ways contrary to what is said, in John 7:14; for though he did not go up to the temple to teach, till the middle of the feast, he might be up at the feast sooner: and according to the law, it was necessary that he should be there on the first and second days, and keep the Chagigah, and make his appearance in the court; though there was a provision made for such that failed, the canon runs thus (m);

"he that does not make his festival sacrifice, on the first good day of the feast, may make it throughout the whole feast, and on the last good day of the feast; and if the feast passes, and he has not made the festival sacrifice, he is not obliged to a compensation; and of this it is said, Ecclesiastes 1:15, "That which is crooked cannot be made straight"; &c.''

But however, whatever day he went on, he went up

not openly, but as it were in secret: as he was made under the law, and came to fulfil all righteousness, it was necessary that he should observe every precept, and fulfil the whole law: and therefore he went up to this feast; yet in the most private manner, that he might escape those who would lie in wait for him, and sought to kill him: and this he did, not through fear of death, but because his hour was not yet come; this was not the feast he was to suffer at, but the passover following; which when near at hand, he went up to it, and entered Jerusalem in the most public manner.

(m) Misn. Chagiga, c. 1. sect. 6. Maimon. Hilch. Chagiga, c. 2. sect. 4, 5, 6, 7. 10. then went he … not openly—not "in the (caravan) company" [Meyer]. See on [1799]Lu 2:44.

as it were in secret—rather, "in a manner secretly"; perhaps by some other route, and in a way not to attract notice.7:1-13 The brethren or kinsmen of Jesus were disgusted, when they found there was no prospect of worldly advantages from him. Ungodly men sometimes undertake to counsel those employed in the work of God; but they only advise what appears likely to promote present advantages. The people differed about his doctrine and miracles, while those who favoured him, dared not openly to avow their sentiments. Those who count the preachers of the gospel to be deceivers, speak out, while many who favour them, fear to get reproach by avowing regard for them.
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