John 2:24
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English Standard Version
But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people

King James Bible
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,

American Standard Version
But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men,

English Revised Version
But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men,

Webster's Bible Translation
But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men.

Weymouth New Testament
But for His part, Jesus did not trust Himself to them, because He knew them all,

John 2:24 Parallel
Vincent's Word Studies

But Jesus (αὐτὸς δὲ ὁ Ἱησοῦς)

The αὐτὸς, which does not appear in translation, has the force of on His part, marking the contrast with those just mentioned.

Did not commit (οὐκ ἐπίστευτεν)

Rev., trust. There is a kind of word-play between this and ἐπίστευσαν, believed, in the preceding verse. Wyc. reproduces it: "Jesus himself believed not himself to them." He did not trust His person to them. Tynd., put not himself in their hands. "He had no faith in their faith" (Godet).

Because He knew (διὰ τὸ αὐτὸν γινώσκειν)

Literally, on account of the fact of His knowing. John describes the Lord's knowledge by two words which it is important to distinguish. Γινώσκειν, as here, implies acquired knowledge; knowledge which is the result of discernment and which may be enlarged. This knowledge may be drawn from external facts (John 5:6; John 6:15) or from spiritual sympathy (John 10:14, John 10:27; John 17:25). Εἰδέναι (John 1:26) implies absolute knowledge: the knowledge of intuition and of satisfied conviction. Hence it is used of Christ's knowledge of divine things (John 3:11; John 5:32; John 7:29), Of the facts of His own being (John 6:6; John 8:14; John 13:1), and of external facts (John 6:61, John 6:64; John 13:11). In John 21:17 the two words appear together. Peter says to Jesus, appealing to His absolute knowledge, "Thou knowest (οἶδας) all things:" appealing to his discernment, "Thou knowest or perceivest (γινώσκεις) that I love Thee."

John 2:24 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


John 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king...

Matthew 10:16,17 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves...


John 1:42,46,47 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, You are Simon the son of Jona: you shall be called Cephas...

John 5:42 But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you.

John 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not...

John 16:30 Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: by this we believe that you came forth from God.

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Love you me?...

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him...

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me...

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?

Mark 2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said to them...

Acts 1:24 And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, which know the hearts of all men, show whether of these two you have chosen,

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight...

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 31:21
And when many evils and troubles have come upon them, this song shall confront them as a witness (for it will live unforgotten in the mouths of their offspring). For I know what they are inclined to do even today, before I have brought them into the land that I swore to give."

1 Kings 8:39
then hear in heaven your dwelling place and forgive and act and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways (for you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind),

Acts 1:24
And they prayed and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen

Acts 15:8
And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us,

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