John 10:31
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English Standard Version
The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.

King James Bible
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

American Standard Version
The Jews took up stones again to stone him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Jews then took up stones to stone him.

English Revised Version
The Jews took up stones again to stone him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

Weymouth New Testament
Again the Jews brought stones with which to stone Him.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Took up - again (ἐβάστασαν - πάλιν)

Again refers to John 8:59. It seems as though a different verb is purposely chosen here (compare ἦραν took up, in John 8:59), since the interview took place in Solomon's porch, where stones would not be at hand. The verb here may mean to take up. So Ajax says:

"Send some one as a messenger to bear

The evil news to Teucros, that he first

May lift (βαστάσῃ) my corpse by this sharp sword transfixed."

Sophocles, "Ajax," 827.

Its more usual meaning in the New Testament, however, is to bear or carry. So of the cross (John 19:17; Luke 14:27). Here it might very properly be rendered brought, perhaps from the works which were then going on at the temple. See further on John 12:6.

John 10:31 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father...

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 11:8 His disciples say to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone you; and go you thither again?

Exodus 17:4 And Moses cried to the LORD, saying, What shall I do to this people? they be almost ready to stone me.

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved...

Matthew 21:35 And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Matthew 23:35 That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth...

Acts 7:52,58,59 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One...

Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.

John 1:19
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

John 8:59
So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

John 10:24
So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."

John 10:32
Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?"

John 11:8
The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?"

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