John 8:59
New International Version
At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

New Living Translation
At that point they picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus was hidden from them and left the Temple.

English Standard Version
So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

Berean Study Bible
At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple area.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore they took up stones, that they might cast at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went forth out of the temple.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.

King James Bible
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

Christian Standard Bible
So they picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple.

Contemporary English Version
The people picked up stones to kill Jesus, but he hid and left the temple.

Good News Translation
Then they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and left the Temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple complex.

International Standard Version
At this, they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the Temple.

NET Bible
Then they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out from the temple area.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was concealed, and went out of the temple.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they picked up stones to stone him, and Yeshua hid himself and went out from The Temple and passed through their midst and moved on.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then some of the Jews picked up stones to throw at Jesus. However, Jesus was concealed, and he left the temple courtyard.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they took up stones to cast at him, but Jesus concealed himself and went out of the temple, and going through the midst of them, went away.

King James 2000 Bible
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

American King James Version
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the middle of them, and so passed by.

American Standard Version
They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

Darby Bible Translation
They took up therefore stones that they might cast [them] at him; but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, [going through the midst of them, and thus passed on.]

English Revised Version
They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

Weymouth New Testament
Thereupon they took up stones with which to stone Him, but He hid Himself and went away out of the Temple.

World English Bible
Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by.

Young's Literal Translation
they took up, therefore, stones that they may cast at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Study Bible
Before Abraham was Born, I Am
58“Truly, truly, I tell you,” Jesus declared, “before Abraham was born, I am!” 59At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple area.
Cross References
1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of every man grieved for his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and conspired to kill Jesus.

John 9:1
Now as Jesus was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth,

John 10:31
At this, the Jews again picked up stones to stone Him.

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

John 11:8
"Rabbi," they replied, "the Jews just tried to stone You, and You are going back there?"

John 12:36
While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of light." After Jesus had spoken these things, He went away and was hidden from them.

Treasury of Scripture

Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the middle of them, and so passed by.

took.

John 8:5,6
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? …

John 10:30-33
I and my Father are one…

John 11:8
His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

but.

John 5:13
And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.

John 10:39,40
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, …

John 11:54
Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.







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

they picked up
Ἦραν (Ēran)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 142: To raise, lift up, take away, remove.

stones
λίθους (lithous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3037: A stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building. Apparently a primary word; a stone.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

throw
βάλωσιν (balōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

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

Him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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

was hidden
ἐκρύβη (ekrybē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2928: To hide, conceal, lay up. A primary verb; to conceal.

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

went
ἐξῆλθεν (exēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

out of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter 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.

temple area.
ἱεροῦ (hierou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2411: Neuter of hieros; a sacred place, i.e. The entire precincts of the Temple.
(59) Then took they up stones to cast at him.--At last the meaning of His words flashes upon them. They had heard this I AM before (John 8:24) without perceiving that in it He applied to Himself the name Jehovah. Now there is no room for doubt. His own Divinity is the only explanation of what He has said; and it is in these words so plainly asserted, that those who had constantly misunderstood can misunderstand no more. The subtleties of later days, by which men have tried to show that there is no claim to Divinity here, was not suggested to their minds. They will not acknowledge the claim, but they feel that He has made it. They have heard the fearful words which seemed to them as blasphemy, and they take up the stones which are at hand for the rebuilding of the Temple, in which they are, to cast at the Lord of the Temple. (Comp. John 10:33.)

Going through the midst of them, and so passed by.--These words are omitted in a majority of the better MSS. They were probably inserted in others to explain what was taken to be the miraculous disappearance. (Comp. Luke 4:30.) Here we are simply told that He "hid Himself and went out of the Temple, and this does not imply more than that He passed among the crowd which was around Him, out of the Temple, and thus avoided the stones which they had taken up to cast at Him.

Verse 59. -

(7) The conflict and the victory. Therefore - because he said this, which if it had no basis in [act was rank blasphemy - they took up stones of the temple court to cast at (upon) him. "They rushed from the porch into the court of the Gentiles, to pick up stones to cast them at him; but once more 'his hour had not yet come,' and their fury proved impotent. Hiding himself in one of the many passages or gateways of the temple, he presently passed out" (Edersheim). But Jesus hid himself, and went forth from the temple [ going through the midst of them, and so passed by]. There is no need to imagine more than the exercise of his majestic energy before which daemoniacs quailed, and Pilate trembled, and the guards of the temple fell abashed. The crisis of his ministry in Jerusalem is approaching. How often would he have gathered them, and given to them eternal life, but they would not!



8:54-59 Christ and all that are his, depend upon God for honour. Men may be able to dispute about God, yet may not know him. Such as know not God, and obey not the gospel of Christ, are put together, 2Th 1:8. All who rightly know anything of Christ, earnestly desire to know more of him. Those who discern the dawn of the light of the Sun of Righteousness, wish to see his rising. Before Abraham was, I AM. This speaks Abraham a creature, and our Lord the Creator; well, therefore, might he make himself greater than Abraham. I AM, is the name of God, Ex 3:14; it speaks his self-existence; he is the First and the Last, ever the same, Re 1:8. Thus he was not only before Abraham, but before all worlds, Pr 8:23; Joh 1:1. As Mediator, he was the appointed Messiah, long before Abraham; the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, Re 13:8. The Lord Jesus was made of God Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification, and Redemption, to Adam, and Abel, and all that lived and died by faith in him, before Abraham. The Jews were about to stone Jesus for blasphemy, but he withdrew; by his miraculous power he passed through them unhurt. Let us stedfastly profess what we know and believe concerning God; and if heirs of Abraham's faith, we shall rejoice in looking forward to that day when the Saviour shall appear in glory, to the confusion of his enemies, and to complete the salvation of all who believe in him.
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