John 8:20
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New International Version
He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
These words spoke he in the treasury, teaching in the temple; and no one took him, for his hour was not yet come.

World English Bible
Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. Yet no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

Young's Literal Translation
These sayings spake Jesus in the treasury, teaching in the temple, and no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The treasury - Lightfoot observes, from the rabbins, that the treasury was in what was called the court of the women - that there were thirteen chests in it; in the thirteenth only the women were permitted to put their offerings. Probably the other twelve were placed there in reference to the twelve tribes; each perhaps inscribed with the name of one of Jacob's twelve sons.

It seems that our Lord sometimes sat in this court to teach the people. See Mark 12:41, etc.

His hour was not yet come - The time was not arrived, in which he had determined to give himself up into the hands of his crucifiers.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

in the treasury.

1 Chronicles 9:26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

Matthew 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury...

Mark 12:41,43 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much...

and no.

John 8:59 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...

John 7:8,30,44 Go you up to this feast: I go not up yet to this feast: for my time is not yet full come...

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

John 11:9,10 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbles not...

Luke 13:31-33 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying to him, Get you out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill you...

Luke 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people...

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Ascension Day
Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

February 27 Evening
God . . . giveth . . . liberally, and upbraideth not.--JAS. 1:5. Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. The grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many . . . The free gift is of many offences unto justification. God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

On the Words of the Gospel, John viii. 31, "If Ye Abide in My Word, Then are Ye Truly My Disciples," Etc.
1. Ye know well, Beloved, that we all have One Master, and are fellow disciples under Him. Nor are we your masters, because we speak to you from this higher spot; but He is the Master of all, who dwelleth in us all. He just now spake to us all in the Gospel, and said to us, what I also am saying to you; but He saith it of us, as well of us as of you. "If ye shall continue in My word," not of course in my word who am now speaking to you; but in His who spake just now out of the Gospel. "If ye shall
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Believing on Jesus, and Its Counterfeits
The Lord Jesus also told the contradicting sinners that the day would come when cavillers would be convinced. Observe how he put it: "When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself." Cavillers may have a fine time of it just now; but they will one day be convinced either to their conversion or their confusion. Let us hope that many will see the truth before they die--early enough to seek and find a Saviour. But many in our Lord's day who discovered
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891

Cross References
Matthew 26:55
In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me.

Mark 12:41
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.

Mark 12:43
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.

Luke 21:1
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.

John 2:4
"Woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My hour has not yet come."

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

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

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