John 7:30
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New International Version
At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

New Living Translation
Then the leaders tried to arrest him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come.

English Standard Version
So they were seeking to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

New American Standard Bible
So they were seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

King James Bible
Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they tried to seize Him. Yet no one laid a hand on Him because His hour had not yet come.

International Standard Version
Then the Jewish leaders tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him because his hour had not yet come.

NET Bible
So then they tried to seize Jesus, but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they sought to seize him, and no man laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews tried to arrest him but couldn't because his time had not yet come.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they sought to take him, but no one laid hands on him because his hour was not yet come.

King James 2000 Bible
Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

American King James Version
Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

American Standard Version
They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They sought therefore to apprehend him: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Darby Bible Translation
They sought therefore to take him; and no one laid his hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come.

English Revised Version
They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Weymouth New Testament
On hearing this they wanted to arrest Him; yet not a hand was laid on Him, because His time had not yet come.

World English Bible
They sought therefore to take him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

Young's Literal Translation
They were seeking, therefore, to seize him, and no one laid the hand on him, because his hour had not yet come,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:25-30 Christ proclaimed aloud, that they were in error in their thoughts about his origin. He was sent of God, who showed himself true to his promises. This declaration, that they knew not God, with his claim to peculiar knowledge, provoked the hearers; and they sought to take him, but God can tie men's hands, though he does not turn their hearts.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 30-36. -

(5) The divided opinions and conduct of the different groups around him; the attempt on his life, and its failure. Verse 30. - They sought therefore to seize him: and (equivalent to "but;" see ver. 28) no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come. It was in their heart to combine with "the Jews," but none dared to touch him. There were political considerations, there were lingering and coruscating fires of enthusiasm burning in the hearts of those who had seen his great works; and probably an awe, a superstitious fear, of some stroke of his reputed power held them back. The evangelist once more notices the true cause of this arrest of their malignity: "The hour" for the termination of his self-revelation, for the completion of his self-surrender, the hour which to the beloved disciple's eye was the very consummation of the ages, had not struck.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then they sought to take him,.... By force, and carry him before the sanhedrim, in order to be tried and condemned as a blasphemer, being enraged to hear him claim a descent from God, whom they took to be a mere man, the son of Joseph the carpenter:

but no man laid hands on him; though they had a good will to it, they had no power to do it, being restrained by the, secret providence of God from it, and awed by the majesty of Christ, which showed itself in his looks and words; and perhaps also they might be afraid of the people, lest they should rise in his favour; and so every man being fearful of being the first that should seize him, no man did: however, so it was ordered by divine providence, that he should not be apprehended at, this time,

because his hour was not yet come; to suffer and die, to depart out of this world, and go to the Father: there was a precise time fixed for this in the council and covenant of God, by mutual compact, called "due time"; as his coming into the world is called "the fulness of time"; nor could he die before that time, and therefore no man was suffered to lay hands on him, whatever good will he had to it. And there is a time for every man's death, nor can any man die before that time, or live beyond it; see Ecclesiastes 3:2; and this is the sense of the ancient Jews; for they say (h),

"a man before his years, or his time, does not die;''

that is, before he comes to the years appointed for him: and they ask (i),

"who is there that goes before his time? i.e. dies before his time?''

And it is said (k) of a certain person who was in his house, and , "his time was come"; and he died without sickness: though it must be owned some of them were otherwise minded, and say (l), that death, by the hand of heaven, or God, shortens a man's years; and that there are some reasons for which righteous men depart out of this world before their time is come; and particularly of Enoch they say, God took him before his time was come (m).

(h) T. Bab. Yebamot, fol. 114. 2. & Sanhedrin, fol. 29. 1. & Bava Metzia, fol. 85. 1.((i) T. Bab. Chagiga, fol. 4. 2.((k) Zohar in Exod. fol. 71. 4. (l) Piske Tosephot. Sabbat, art. 113. (m) Zohar in Exod. fol. 4. 4.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

30-32. sought to take … none laid hands—their impotence being equal to their malignity.

John 7:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Is Jesus the Messiah?
29"I know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me." 30So they were seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31But many of the crowd believed in Him; and they were saying, "When the Christ comes, He will not perform more signs than those which this man has, will He?"…
Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

Matthew 21:46
They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.

John 7:6
Therefore Jesus told them, "My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.

John 7:32
The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.

John 7:44
Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.

John 8:20
He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come.

John 10:39
Again they tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp.
Treasury of Scripture

Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

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Mark 11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might …

Luke 19:47,48 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the …

Luke 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay …

but.

John 7:6,8,44-46 Then Jesus said to them, My time is not yet come: but your time is …

John 8:20 These words spoke Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: …

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night …

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Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the …

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Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands …

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