John 8:20
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Jesus made these statements while he was teaching in the section of the Temple known as the Treasury. But he was not arrested, because his time had not yet come.

English Standard Version
These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

Berean Study Bible
He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts, near the treasury. Yet no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.

Berean Literal Bible
He spoke these words in the treasury, teaching in the temple; and no one seized Him, for His hour had not yet come.

New American Standard Bible
These words He spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He spoke these words by the treasury, while teaching in the temple complex. But no one seized Him, because His hour had not come.

International Standard Version
He spoke these words in the treasury, while he was teaching in the Temple. Yet no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

NET Bible
(Jesus spoke these words near the offering box while he was teaching in the temple courts. No one seized him because his time had not yet come.)

New Heart 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He spoke these words in the treasury as he taught in The Temple, and no man seized him, for his hour had not yet come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus spoke these words while he was teaching in the treasury area of the temple courtyard. No one arrested him, because his time had not yet come.

New American Standard 1977
These words He spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus spoke these words in the treasury as he taught in the temple, and no one laid hands on him, for his hour was not yet come.

King James 2000 Bible
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 King James Version
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
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, teaching in the temple: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Darby Bible Translation
These words spoke he in the treasury, teaching in the temple; and no one took him, for his hour was not yet come.

English Revised Version
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.

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

Weymouth New Testament
These sayings He uttered in the Treasury, while teaching in the Temple; yet no one arrested Him, because His time had 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.

Young's Literal Translation
These sayings spake Jesus in the treasury, teaching in the temple, and no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come;
Study Bible
Jesus the Light of the World
19“Where is Your Father?” they asked Him. “You do not know Me or My Father,” Jesus answered. “If you knew Me, you would know My Father as well.” 20He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts, near the treasury. Yet no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come. 21Again He said to them, “I am going away, and you will look for Me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.”…
Cross References
Matthew 26:55
At that time Jesus said to the crowd, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would an outlaw? Every day I sat teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest Me.

Mark 12:41
As Jesus was sitting opposite the treasury, He watched the crowd placing money into it. And many rich people put in large amounts.

Mark 12:43
Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more than all the others into the treasury.

Luke 21:1
Then Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,

John 2:4
"Woman, why does this concern us?" Jesus replied. "My hour has not yet come."

John 7:14
About halfway through the feast, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach.

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 8:2
Early in the morning He went back into the temple courts. All the people came to Him, and He sat down to teach them.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

in the treasury.

1 Chronicles 9:26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, …

Matthew 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not …

Mark 12:41,43 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people …

and no.

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

John 7:8,30,44 Go you up to this feast: I go not up yet to this feast: for my time …

John 10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

John 11:9,10 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man …

Luke 13:31-33 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying to him, …

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

(20) These words spake Jesus in the treasury.--Comp. Notes on Mark 12:41 and Luke 21:1. From the passage it is clear that the word "treasury" was applied to the brazen trumpet-shaped chests placed in the court of the women for the reception of alms. There were thirteen of them, and each bore an inscription showing to what purpose the alms placed in it would be devoted. Here the word is apparently used of the place itself in which the chests were deposited, or the preposition must be taken as including the immediate neighbourhood. This notice of place is interesting in many ways. The court of the women was one of the most public places in the Temple area. He taught, then, openly and fearlessly. The chamber in which the Sanhedrin held their session was between the court of the women and that of the men. They had on that very day been assembled to take counsel against Him (John 7:45-52). This gives point to the words which follow, "and no man laid hands on Him, for His hour was not yet come." The court of the women, moreover, was the spot where the great candelabra stood. (See Note on John 8:12.)

Verses 20-30. -

(3) Further controversy with different groups, ending in partial admission of his claims by some. Verse 20. - These words - an expression which emphasized the foregoing interview, and shut it off from the following context - spake he (Jesus) in the treasury, as he taught in the temple courts. The γαζοφυλακίον (Mark 12:41; Luke 20:1) may be the chamber in which the thirteen chests, with trumpet like orifices for the reception of alms, were erected. If so, it was in the "court of the women," or the place of public assembly most abundantly frequented by the multitude, and beyond which the women could not penetrate into the "court of the priests." Edersheim disputes Westcott's suggestion, that the gazith, or session house of the Sanhedrin, was close by, and that the language of Jesus was within earshot of them. This chamber, gazith, was in the southeast corner of the "court of the priests," and therefore far away from the treasure chamber. Supposing that the word γαζοφυλακίον was the treasury itself. the ἐν τῷ may point to the neighbourhood of the sacred enclosure. The reference shows that the locality even of the discourse had made profound impression on one of the disciples, and implies great publicity and imminent peril from these bold avowals. The clause added by the evangelist, And no man seized him; because his hour was not yet come, is a phrase repeated frequently, and one which delays, by a strange refrain, the tragic consummation (see Introduction, § VII. 5 (4)). Here it shows that some further attempt was made to lay violent hands on him, which for the moment failed. Seeing that avowals of his Divine nature wrought to a frenzy the passions of soma of his hearers, and finally led to his condemnation for a capital offence, the evangelist again and again shows that the Lord - who made these claims on his trial, as given in the synoptists - had frequently reiterated them at peril of his life. The language of the high priest shows how bitterly the ecclesiastical authorities resented this assumption. The Fourth Gospel makes the synoptic account of this matter more intelligible by showing us that it was not an isolated occurrence. These words spake Jesus in the treasury,.... The place where the thirteen chests stood, into which the people put their voluntary contributions for the sacrifices, and service of the temple: the Ethiopic version renders it, "at the alms chest"; See Gill on Mark 12:41. The design of this observation of the evangelist, is to suggest to us, that it was in a very public place, in the temple, openiy, that Christ delivered the above words:

as he taught in the temple; where the Jews resorted, where his ministry was public, and he spake freely, and without reserve; in a very bold manner, with intrepidity, and without fear of man:

and no man laid hands on him; though they had sought to do it the day before; had sent officers to take him; and they themselves had a good will to it; and yet they were so awed and over ruled by one means, or one account or another, that no man did it; the reason was,

for his hour was not yet come; the time appointed for his sufferings and death. 20. These words spake Jesus in the treasury—a division, so called, of the fore court of the temple, part of the court of the women [Josephus, Antiquities, 19.6.2, etc.], which may confirm the genuineness of Joh 8:2-11, as the place where the woman was brought.

no man laid hands on him, etc.—(See on [1807]Joh 7:30). In the dialogue that follows, the conflict waxes sharper on both sides, till rising to its climax, they take up stones to stone him.8:17-20 If we knew Christ better, we should know the Father better. Those become vain in their imaginations concerning God, who will not learn of Christ. Those who know not his glory and grace, know not the Father that sent him. The time of our departure out of the world, depends upon God. Our enemies cannot hasten it any sooner, nor can our friends delay it any longer, than the time appointed of the Father. Every true believer can look up and say with pleasure, My times are in thy hand, and better there than in my own. To all God's purposes there is a time.
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