John 7:14
New International Version
Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.

New Living Translation
Then, midway through the festival, Jesus went up to the Temple and began to teach.

English Standard Version
About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching.

Berean Study Bible
About halfway through the feast, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach.

Berean Literal Bible
And of the feast now being in the middle, Jesus went up into the temple and was teaching.

King James Bible
Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

New King James Version
Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

New American Standard Bible
But when it was now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple area, and began to teach.

NASB 1995
But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach.

NASB 1977
But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach.

Amplified Bible
When the feast was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple [court] and began to teach.

Christian Standard Bible
When the festival was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the festival was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple complex and began to teach.

American Standard Version
But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when the midpoint of the feast had arrived, Yeshua came up to The Temple and he taught.

Contemporary English Version
When the festival was about half over, Jesus went into the temple and started teaching.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

English Revised Version
But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

Good News Translation
The festival was nearly half over when Jesus went to the Temple and began teaching.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the festival was half over, Jesus went to the temple courtyard and began to teach.

International Standard Version
Halfway through the festival, Jesus went up to the Temple and began teaching.

Literal Standard Version
And it being now the middle of the celebration, Jesus went up to the temple, and He was teaching,

NET Bible
When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach.

New Heart English Bible
But when it was now the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

Weymouth New Testament
But when the Festival was already half over, Jesus went up to the Temple and commenced teaching.

World English Bible
But when it was now the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

Young's Literal Translation
And it being now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up to the temple, and he was teaching,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
13Yet no one would speak publicly about Him for fear of the Jews. 14 About halfway through the feast, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach. 15The Jews were amazed and asked, “How did this man attain such learning without having studied?”…

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.

John 7:28
Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, "You know Me, and you know where I am from. I have not come of My own accord, but He who sent Me is true. You do not know Him,

John 8:20
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.


Treasury of Scripture

Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

the midst.

John 7:2,37
Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand…

Numbers 29:12,13,17,20,23
And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: …

the temple.

John 5:14
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

John 8:2
And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

John 18:20
Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.









(14) Now about the midst of the feast.--Better, But now, when it was the middle of the feast. (Comp. John 7:8.) This was the technical Ch?l M?'?d or M?'?d Kat?n, "the Middle of the Feast," or "the Lesser Feast." He had taken no part in the greater festival itself, and now He appears in the Temple, as far as we know, for the first time as a public teacher, probably (John 7:19) as an expounder of some Scripture which had been read.

Verse 14. - When it was already the midst of the feast; or, when already the festival had reached the middle stage. Since the feast lasted seven or eight days, this is reasonably supposed to be on the fourth day. We may presume that he had been spending a few days at Bethany (Luke 10:38), front retirement of which he issued rather as a Prophet and Teacher than as the Messiah of the popular expectation. He went up - he came suddenly - into the temple, into the midst of the crowds where his followers would be found, who would shield him, humanly speaking, from the covert designs of his angry assailants. "He was adorned with the wreath of popular veneration, till this wreath was torn and withered by the poisonous breath of their enmity" (Lange). He went up into the temple, and taught (ἐδίδασκε, continuously taught). We can only conjecture the theme of these instructions. They must have been sufficiently varied and peculiar to have excited much attention. Either parable, or apothegm, or stirring appeal, or quotation and interpretation from the Old Testament, or voice from the fathomless depths of his own consciousness, may have formed its staple. In his burning summons to conscience, and his gracious offers of mercy, the people who had listened to him on the mountainside or lakeside were accustomed to say, "He speaks with authority, not as the scribes."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
About halfway through
μεσούσης (mesousēs)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3322: To be in the middle, be advanced midway. From mesos; to form the middle, i.e., to be half-way over.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

feast,
ἑορτῆς (heortēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1859: A festival, feast, periodically recurring. Of uncertain affinity; a festival.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

went up
ἀνέβη (anebē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 305: To go up, mount, ascend; of things: I rise, spring up, come up. From ana and the base of basis; to go up.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple courts
ἱερὸν (hieron)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2411: Neuter of hieros; a sacred place, i.e. The entire precincts of the Temple.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

began to teach.
ἐδίδασκεν (edidasken)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1321: To teach, direct, admonish. A prolonged form of a primary verb dao; to teach.


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