John 8:59
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New International Version
At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

New Living Translation
At that point they picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus was hidden from them and left the Temple.

English Standard Version
So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.

King James Bible
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple complex.

International Standard Version
At this, they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the Temple.

NET Bible
Then they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out from the temple area.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they picked up stones to stone him, and Yeshua hid himself and went out from The Temple and passed through their midst and moved on.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then some of the Jews picked up stones to throw at Jesus. However, Jesus was concealed, and he left the temple courtyard.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they took up stones to cast at him, but Jesus concealed himself and went out of the temple, and going through the midst of them, went away.

King James 2000 Bible
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

American King James Version
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the middle of them, and so passed by.

American Standard Version
They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

Darby Bible Translation
They took up therefore stones that they might cast [them] at him; but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, [going through the midst of them, and thus passed on.]

English Revised Version
They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

Weymouth New Testament
Thereupon they took up stones with which to stone Him, but He hid Himself and went away out of the Temple.

World English Bible
Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by.

Young's Literal Translation
they took up, therefore, stones that they may cast at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:54-59 Christ and all that are his, depend upon God for honour. Men may be able to dispute about God, yet may not know him. Such as know not God, and obey not the gospel of Christ, are put together, 2Th 1:8. All who rightly know anything of Christ, earnestly desire to know more of him. Those who discern the dawn of the light of the Sun of Righteousness, wish to see his rising. Before Abraham was, I AM. This speaks Abraham a creature, and our Lord the Creator; well, therefore, might he make himself greater than Abraham. I AM, is the name of God, Ex 3:14; it speaks his self-existence; he is the First and the Last, ever the same, Re 1:8. Thus he was not only before Abraham, but before all worlds, Pr 8:23; Joh 1:1. As Mediator, he was the appointed Messiah, long before Abraham; the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, Re 13:8. The Lord Jesus was made of God Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification, and Redemption, to Adam, and Abel, and all that lived and died by faith in him, before Abraham. The Jews were about to stone Jesus for blasphemy, but he withdrew; by his miraculous power he passed through them unhurt. Let us stedfastly profess what we know and believe concerning God; and if heirs of Abraham's faith, we shall rejoice in looking forward to that day when the Saviour shall appear in glory, to the confusion of his enemies, and to complete the salvation of all who believe in him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 59. -

(7) The conflict and the victory. Therefore - because he said this, which if it had no basis in [act was rank blasphemy - they took up stones of the temple court to cast at (upon) him. "They rushed from the porch into the court of the Gentiles, to pick up stones to cast them at him; but once more 'his hour had not yet come,' and their fury proved impotent. Hiding himself in one of the many passages or gateways of the temple, he presently passed out" (Edersheim). But Jesus hid himself, and went forth from the temple [ going through the midst of them, and so passed by]. There is no need to imagine more than the exercise of his majestic energy before which daemoniacs quailed, and Pilate trembled, and the guards of the temple fell abashed. The crisis of his ministry in Jerusalem is approaching. How often would he have gathered them, and given to them eternal life, but they would not!





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then they took up stones to cast at him,.... Supposing that he had spoken blasphemy; for they well understood that he, by so saying, made himself to be the eternal God, the unchangeable Jehovah. Should it be asked how they came by their stones in the temple? it may be replied, the temple was still building, John 2:20, and stones, or pieces of stones, might lie about, with which they furnished themselves, in order to have destroyed Christ: and this they attempted, though it was on the sabbath day, as appears from John 9:1; and with them, , "stoning on the sabbath day" (d) was allowed in some cases.

But Jesus hid himself, not in any corner of the temple, or behind a pillar; but he withdrew himself from them directly, and made himself invisible to them, by holding their eyes, or casting a mist before them, that they could not see him:

and went out of the temple; by one of the gates of it:

going through the midst of them; not of the persons that took up stones to stone him; but the rest of the people, who were there in great multitudes to hear his doctrine, and see his miracles: and so passed by, and escaped out of their hands; the last words, going through the midst of them,

and so passed by, are not in Beza's most ancient copy, and in the Vulgate Latin version.

(d) T. Hieros. Yom Tob, fol. 63. 2.



John 8:59 Additional Commentaries
Context
Before Abraham Was, I Am
58Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am." 59Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.
Cross References
1 Samuel 30:6
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

John 9:1
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.

John 10:31
Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him,

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

John 11:8
"But Rabbi," they said, "a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?"

John 12:36
Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light." When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
Treasury of Scripture

Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the middle of them, and so passed by.

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John 8:5,6 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but …

John 10:30-33 I and my Father are one…

John 11:8 His disciples say to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone …

John 18:31 Then said Pilate to them, Take you him, and judge him according to …

Leviticus 24:16 And he that blasphemes the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put …

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

Acts 7:57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and …

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John 5:13 And he that was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed …

John 10:39,40 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand…

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

Genesis 19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, …

2 Kings 6:18-20 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, …

Luke 4:30 But he passing through the middle of them went his way,

Luke 24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out …

Acts 8:39,40 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord …

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