John 7:4
New International Version
No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."

New Living Translation
You can't become famous if you hide like this! If you can do such wonderful things, show yourself to the world!"

English Standard Version
For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.”

Berean Study Bible
For no one who wants to be known publicly acts in secret. Since You are doing these things, show Yourself to the world.”

Berean Literal Bible
For no one does anything in secret, and himself seeks to be in public. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world."

New American Standard Bible
"For no one does anything in secret when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world."

King James Bible
For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.

Christian Standard Bible
For no one does anything in secret while he's seeking public recognition. If you do these things, show yourself to the world."

Contemporary English Version
No one does anything in secret, if they want others to know about them. So let the world know what you are doing!"

Good News Translation
People don't hide what they are doing if they want to be well known. Since you are doing these things, let the whole world know about you!" (

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For no one does anything in secret while he's seeking public recognition. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world."

International Standard Version
since no one acts in secret if he wants to be known publicly. If you're going to do these things, you should reveal yourself to the world!"

NET Bible
For no one who seeks to make a reputation for himself does anything in secret. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."

New Heart English Bible
For no one does anything in secret when he himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For no man does anything in secret and wants it done openly. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one does things secretly when he wants to be known publicly. If you do these things, you should let the world see you."

New American Standard 1977
“For no one does anything in secret, when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For no one who seeks to be clearly known does anything in secret. If thou doest these things, show thyself to the world.

King James 2000 Bible
For there is no man that does anything in secret, when he himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.

American King James Version
For there is no man that does any thing in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.

American Standard Version
For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For there is no man that doth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, manifest thyself to the world.

Darby Bible Translation
for no one does anything in secret and himself seeks to be [known] in public. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world:

English Revised Version
For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world.

Webster's Bible Translation
For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these things, show thyself to the world.

Weymouth New Testament
For no one acts in secret, desiring all the while to be himself known publicly. Since you are doing these things, show yourself openly to the world."

World English Bible
For no one does anything in secret, and himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world."

Young's Literal Translation
for no one in secret doth anything, and himself seeketh to be in public; if thou dost these things -- manifest thyself to the world;'
Study Bible
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
3So Jesus’ brothers said to Him, “Leave here and go to Judea, so that Your disciples there may see the works You are doing. 4For no one who wants to be known publicly acts in secret. Since You are doing these things, show Yourself to the world.” 5For even His own brothers did not believe in Him.…
Cross References
John 7:3
So Jesus' brothers said to Him, "Leave here and go to Judea, so that Your disciples there may see the works You are doing.

John 7:5
For even His own brothers did not believe in Him.

Treasury of Scripture

For there is no man that does any thing in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.

there.

Proverbs 18:1,2
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom…

Matthew 6:1,2,5,16
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven…

Matthew 23:5
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

shew.

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.

1 Kings 22:13
And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.

Matthew 4:6
And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.







Lexicon
For
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

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

[who]
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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.

wants
ζητεῖ (zētei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

to be [known]
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

publicly
παρρησίᾳ (parrēsia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.

acts
ποιεῖ (poiei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

secret.
κρυπτῷ (kryptō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2927: From krupto; concealed, i.e. Private.

Since
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

You are doing
ποιεῖς (poieis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

these things,
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

show
φανέρωσον (phanerōson)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5319: To make clear (visible, manifest), make known. From phaneros; to render apparent.

Yourself
σεαυτὸν (seauton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4572: Of yourself.

to the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world.”
κόσμῳ (kosmō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).
(4) For there is no man.--His course of action seems to them to contradict His personal claim. It is opposed, they think, to the common-sense conduct of mankind.

If thou do these things.--The emphasis is on these things. There is no doubt that He does them; but if the acts themselves are such as they seem to be, and establish the claim which He bases on them, they should be done in Jerusalem, not in the villages of Galilee. They are for the world, and not for the retirement of home.

Verse 4. - For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. Vulgate, in palam esse. Lucke translates in Latin, "idemque cupit celeber ease." The αὐτός answers to the subject of the verb "doeth," who yet is denied to exist by the οὐδείς. The ἐν παῥῤησίᾳ εϊναι says Meyer, is "to be the opposite of a shy and timid nature," which is very unmeaning. Grimm says of the phrase ἐν παῥῤησίᾳ, "Is se gerendi modus quo aliquis omnibus conspicuus est," and justifies it by this passage and by John 11:54; Coss. 2:15 (cf. Wisd. 5:1, Τότε στήσεται ἐν παῥῤησίᾳ πολλῇ ὁ δίκαιος). So Luthardt: "It denotes that which is open, in contrast to that which is concealed." Westcott settles the meaning of the word by the remark that "the phrase (בפרהסיא) is commonly used by the rabbinical writers for 'in public,' as opposed to 'in secret.'" The man who persists in quiet, secret ways of acting, and strenuously avoids publicity, is not the man who seeketh to be illustrious and conspicuous. The brethren see a palpable contradiction between the claims which Jesus is making and the comparative retirement to which he is confining himself. The crowds of the Galilaean lake are blank retirement when compared with the metropolis in the great climacteric festival of the year. The brethren call on Christ to solve the contradiction. It cannot be concealed that Jesus had (Luke 8:16; Luke 11:33; Luke 12:2) repeatedly said, "No man lighteth a lamp and putteth it under a bushel, but on a candlestick," etc.; and so the brothers use Christ's words against himself. But the Lord's idea of needful manifestation, both as to degree, time, and place, was accurately realized and represented in both narratives. If thou doest these things. The αἰ is simply the logical premise, without necessarily throwing doubt on the facts. It is not equal, however, to the particle ἐπει, "since." Admitting these works to be real, and these mighty deeds to be correctly reported, there, is from the standpoint of the brethren no other course than that which they suggest: Manifest thyself to the world; i.e. "proceed to the widest arena at once;" "thou art compromising thyself by thy retirement;" "what thou art doing with one hand thou art undoing with the other." "All the Israel world from all lands is crowding to the great feast, thy disciples amongst them; make thyself known; claim the place that belongs to thee." It must be remembered that the disciples (Judas, not Iscariot, especially) said on the very night of the Passion, "How is it that thou wilt manifest thyself to us, and not unto the world?" This slight note of resemblance with the form of the present admonition of the brothers, is more coincident in the letter than the spirit, and received from the Lord a profoundly different reply (see John 14:22, 23, notes). 7:1-13 The brethren or kinsmen of Jesus were disgusted, when they found there was no prospect of worldly advantages from him. Ungodly men sometimes undertake to counsel those employed in the work of God; but they only advise what appears likely to promote present advantages. The people differed about his doctrine and miracles, while those who favoured him, dared not openly to avow their sentiments. Those who count the preachers of the gospel to be deceivers, speak out, while many who favour them, fear to get reproach by avowing regard for them.
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