New American Standard Bible
So Jesus said to them, "My time is not yet here, but your time is always opportune.
King James Bible
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore says to them, My time is not yet come, but your time is always ready.
World English Bible
Jesus therefore said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus, therefore, saith to them, 'My time is not yet present, but your time is always ready;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My time ... - The proper time for my going up to the feast. We know not why it was not yet a proper time for him to go. It might be because if he went then, in their company, while multitudes were going, it would have too much the appearance of parade and ostentation; it might excite too much notice, and be more likely to expose him to the envy and opposition of the rulers.
Your time ... - It makes no difference to you when you go up. Your going will excite no tumult or opposition; it will not attract attention, and will not endanger your lives. Jesus therefore chose to go up more privately, and to remain until the multitude had gone. They commonly traveled to those feasts in large companies, made up of most of the families in the neighborhood. See the notes at Luke 2:44.
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Nicodemus . . . he that came to Jesus by night.--JOHN 7:50. Peter followed him afar off.--Among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.--The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.--A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall …
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Fifteenth Day. The Holy Spirit.
At the Feast of Tabernacles
And He said, "Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near; I am to keep the Passover at your house with My disciples."'"
And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come."
"Go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because My time has not yet fully come."
So they were seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
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