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New International Version
But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
New Living Translation
But no one had the courage to speak favorably about him in public, for they were afraid of getting in trouble with the Jewish leaders.
English Standard Version
Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.
Berean Study Bible
Yet no one would speak publicly about Him for fear of the Jews.
Berean Literal Bible
But no one was speaking publicly about Him, because of the fear of the Jews.
King James Bible
Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
New King James Version
However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
New American Standard Bible
However, no one was speaking openly about Him, for fear of the Jews.
Yet no one was speaking openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
Yet no one was speaking openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
Yet no one was speaking out openly and freely about Him for fear of [the leaders of] the Jews.
Christian Standard Bible
Still, nobody was talking publicly about him for fear of the Jews.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Still, nobody was talking publicly about Him because they feared the Jews.
American Standard Version
Yet no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But no man spoke openly about him, for fear of the Judeans.
Contemporary English Version
But the people were afraid of their leaders, and none of them talked in public about him.
Yet no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.
Good News Translation
But no one talked about him openly, because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities.
International Standard Version
Nevertheless, no one would speak openly about him because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders.
Literal Standard Version
no one, however, was speaking freely about Him, through fear of the Jews.
New American Bible
Still, no one spoke openly about him because they were afraid of the Jews.
However, no one spoke openly about him for fear of the Jewish leaders.
New Revised Standard Version
Yet no one would speak openly about him for fear of the Jews.
New Heart English Bible
Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jewish leaders.
Weymouth New Testament
Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke out boldly about Him.
World English Bible
Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.
Young's Literal Translation
no one, however, was speaking freely about him, through fear of the Jews.
Additional Translations ...
ContextJesus Teaches at the Feast
…12Many in the crowds were whispering about Him. Some said, “He is a good man.” But others replied, “No, He deceives the people.” 13Yet no one would speak publicly about Him for fear of the Jews. 14About halfway through the feast, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach.…
After this, Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. He did not want to travel in Judea, because the Jews there were trying to kill Him.
So the Jews were looking for Him at the feast and asking, "Where is He?"
The Jews were amazed and asked, "How did this man attain such learning without having studied?"
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews. For the Jews had already determined that anyone who confessed Jesus as the Christ would be put out of the synagogue.
Nevertheless, many of the leaders believed in Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue.
Afterward, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus (but secretly for fear of the Jews), asked Pilate to let him remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and removed His body.
It was the first day of the week, and that very evening, while the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them. "Peace be with you!" He said to them.
Treasury of Scripture
However, no man spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.
John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
John 9:22,34 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue…
John 12:42,43 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: …
No man cannot fairly be limited, as it generally has been, to the multitude who believed in Him. It discloses to us rather a reign of terror, in which opinion was stifled, and men dared not speak openly on either side until authority had determined what they should say.Verse 13. - Howbeit no man - either those who murmured to each other a favourable or a calumnious judgment - spake out openly concerning him, by reason of (their) fear of the Jews. The hierarchy, the guardians of orthodoxy, the authorities, the rabbis by whose verdict the character and claims of Jesus must be decided, had not publicly delivered their opinion. Those who believed in the "goodness" of Jesus were silenced, or did not proceed beyond a feeble murmur of applause, however much some may have felt the truth of their own impression. Those who came to an adverse opinion were also so much cowed by the "Jews," by the ecclesiastical authorities, that even they did not venture to express themselves save "with bated breath and whispered humbleness," lest they might err in the form of their condemnation. The section vers. 14-36 contains three discourses: one of which (vers. 14-24) describes the nature and ground of his human ministry; vers. 25-29, while treating the insolence of the multitude, portray an animated scene of conflicting opinion, in the course of which the Lord renewed the assurance of his Divine origin, as well as of the Divine sources of his teaching; vers. 30-36 refer to his approaching death or departure, as part of a Divine plan concerning him. Throughout, with dramatic propriety, the varying opinions of different classes of the people are introduced.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 3305: (a) indeed, really, (b) yet, however, nevertheless. From Not Used and toi; indeed though, i.e. However.
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3762: No one, none, nothing.
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5401: (a) fear, terror, alarm, (b) the object or cause of fear, (c) reverence, respect. From a primary phebomai; alarm or fright.
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.
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