John 7:30
New International Version
At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

New Living Translation
Then the leaders tried to arrest him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come.

English Standard Version
So they were seeking to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

Berean Study Bible
So they tried to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore they were seeking to take Him, but no one laid the hand upon Him, because His hour had not yet come.

King James Bible
Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

New King James Version
Therefore they sought to take Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

New American Standard Bible
So they were seeking to arrest Him; and yet no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

NASB 1995
So they were seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

NASB 1977
They were seeking therefore to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

Amplified Bible
So they were eager to arrest Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His time had not yet come.

Christian Standard Bible
Then they tried to seize him. Yet no one laid a hand on him because his hour had not yet come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they tried to seize Him. Yet no one laid a hand on Him because His hour had not yet come.

American Standard Version
They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they sought to seize him, and no man laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come.

Contemporary English Version
Some of the people wanted to arrest Jesus right then. But no one even laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They sought therefore to apprehend him: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

English Revised Version
They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Good News Translation
Then they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews tried to arrest him but couldn't because his time had not yet come.

International Standard Version
Then the Jewish leaders tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him because his hour had not yet come.

Literal Standard Version
They were seeking, therefore, to seize Him, and no one laid the hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come,

NET Bible
So then they tried to seize Jesus, but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come.

New Heart English Bible
They sought therefore to take him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

Weymouth New Testament
On hearing this they wanted to arrest Him; yet not a hand was laid on Him, because His time had not yet come.

World English Bible
They sought therefore to take him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

Young's Literal Translation
They were seeking, therefore, to seize him, and no one laid the hand on him, because his hour had not yet come,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Is Jesus the Christ?
29but I know Him, because I am from Him and He sent Me.” 30So they tried to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31Many in the crowd, however, believed in Him and said, “When the Christ comes, will He perform more signs than this man?”…

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

Matthew 21:46
Although they wanted to arrest Him, they were afraid of the crowds, because the people regarded Him as a prophet.

John 7:6
Therefore Jesus told them, "Although your time is always at hand, My time has not yet come.

John 7:32
When the Pharisees heard the crowd whispering these things about Jesus, they and the chief priests sent officers to arrest Him.

John 7:44
Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on 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.

John 10:39
At this, they tried again to seize Him, but He escaped their grasp.


Treasury of Scripture

Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

they.

John 7:19,32
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? …

John 8:37,59
I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you…

John 10:31,39
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him…

but.

John 7:6,8,44-46
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready…

John 8:20
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.

John 9:4
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.









(30) Then they sought to take him.--The tense is imperfect, marking the continuance of a series of efforts to take Him. The persons who thus sought to take Him are, of course, the members of the Sanhedrin. The people are mentioned in contrast in the next verse. For the present their efforts are confined to plots. No one attempts to use actual force.

His hour was not yet come.--This is the writer's explanation of the fact that they did not seek to take Him. Jesus had Himself used these words at the first sign at Cana of Galilee (John 2:4), and again before going up to this very festival (John 7:6). The beloved disciple has learnt the religious interpretation of history. That the hour was not yet come, was not the immediate cause which influenced those who desired, but dared not, to lay hands upon Him. The next verse points out that there was a division in the multitude (comp. John 7:43-44), and in the uncertainty of what the consequences may be, no one was bold enough to take the decisive step. But if not the immediate cause, the writer regards it as the primary cause. Looking back on the life of his Lord, from the old age of his own life, so full of eventful issues, he has learnt that every deed of that life, as every deed of every life, had its hour mapped out in the eternal counsels of God.

Verses 30-36. -

(5) The divided opinions and conduct of the different groups around him; the attempt on his life, and its failure. Verse 30. - They sought therefore to seize him: and (equivalent to "but;" see ver. 28) no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come. It was in their heart to combine with "the Jews," but none dared to touch him. There were political considerations, there were lingering and coruscating fires of enthusiasm burning in the hearts of those who had seen his great works; and probably an awe, a superstitious fear, of some stroke of his reputed power held them back. The evangelist once more notices the true cause of this arrest of their malignity: "The hour" for the termination of his self-revelation, for the completion of his self-surrender, the hour which to the beloved disciple's eye was the very consummation of the ages, had not struck.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

they tried
Ἐζήτουν (Ezētoun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

to seize
πιάσαι (piasai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 4084: Probably another form of biazo; to squeeze, i.e. Seize (press), or officially (arrest), or in hunting (capture).

Him,
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

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

no one
οὐδεὶς (oudeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3762: No one, none, nothing.

laid
ἐπέβαλεν (epebalen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1911: From epi and ballo; to throw upon; specially to reflect; impersonally, to belong to.

a hand
χεῖρα (cheira)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5495: A hand.

on
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

Him,
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
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.

hour
ὥρα (hōra)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

{had} not yet
οὔπω (oupō)
Adverb
Strong's 3768: Not yet. From ou and po; not yet.

come.
ἐληλύθει (elēlythei)
Verb - Pluperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.


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