John 7:3
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New International Version
Jesus' brothers said to him, "Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do.

King James Bible
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.

Darby Bible Translation
His brethren therefore said to him, Remove hence and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see thy works which thou doest;

World English Bible
His brothers therefore said to him, "Depart from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do.

Young's Literal Translation
his brethren, therefore, said unto him, 'Remove hence, and go away to Judea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works that thou dost;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

His brethren - said - It is generally supposed that these were the children of the sisters of his mother Mary; but some of the ancients have stated that Joseph had several children by a former wife. See the account of the evangelist prefixed to this Gospel. No solid proof can be alleged against this; nor can we pretend to say that these were not the children of Joseph and Mary. Our blessed Lord, it is true, was her first born, while she was yet a virgin; but no man can prove that he was her last. It is an article of faith, in the Popish Church, to believe in the perpetual virginity of Mary; and in this respect, without any reason, several Protestants seem to be Papists. However this may be, it is certain that the Hebrews gave the name of brethren to all the relatives of a particular family. See Genesis 31:32, Genesis 31:46.

That thy disciples also may see - That is, the disciples which he had made two years and six months before, at the Passover: John 2:23.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


John 7:5 For neither did his brothers believe in him.

Matthew 12:46,47 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak with him...

Mark 3:31 There came then his brothers and his mother, and, standing without, sent to him, calling him.

Luke 8:19 Then came to him his mother and his brothers, and could not come at him for the press.

Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, You men of Judaea, and all you that dwell at Jerusalem...


Genesis 37:5-11,20 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brothers: and they hated him yet the more...

1 Samuel 17:28 And Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said...

Jeremiah 12:6 For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes...

Matthew 22:16,17 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

September 13 Morning
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.--JOHN 7:37. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.--O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat;
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

One Saying with Two Meanings
'Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me. 34. Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.'--JOHN vii. 33, 34. 'Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me; and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.'--JOHN xiii. 33. No greater contrast can be conceived than that between these two groups to whom such singularly similar words were addressed. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
6. and lastly, Let us consider the intrinsick absurdities, and incredibilities of the several stories of these three miracles, p. 36.--As to Jairus's daughter, and her resurrection from the dead, St. Hilary [13] hints, that there was no such person as Jairus;--and he gives this reason, and a good reason it is, why he thought so, because it is elsewhere intimated in the gospel that none of the rulers of the synagogues confessedly believ'd on Jesus, John vii. 48. and xii. 42. St. John's words in the
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
Or, a Revelation which really came from God, the proof, it has been said, would in all ages be so public and manifest, that no part of the human species would remain ignorant of it, no understanding could fail of being convinced by it. The advocates of Christianity do not pretend that the evidence of their religion possesses these qualities. They do not deny that we can conceive it to be within the compass of divine power to have communicated to the World a higher degree of assurance, and to have
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity

Cross References
Matthew 12:46
While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.

Mark 3:21
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

John 2:2
and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

John 6:60
On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"

John 6:66
From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

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

John 7:5
For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

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