John 7:4
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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.”

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.

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.

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."

John 7:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Openly (ἐν παῤῥησίᾳ)

Literally, in boldness. The reasoning is: no man can assert the position which Christ claims, and at the same time keep secret the works which go to vindicate it.

John 7:4 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 18:1,2 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom...

Matthew 6:1,2,5,16 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you 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,

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good...

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John 18:20 Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews always resort...

1 Kings 22:13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, Behold now...

Matthew 4:6 And said to him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you...

Acts 2:4-12 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance...

Cross References
John 7:3
So his brothers said to him, "Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing.

John 7:5
For not even his brothers believed in him.

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