New International Version
For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
King James Bible
For neither did his brethren believe in him.
Darby Bible Translation
for neither did his brethren believe on him.
World English Bible
For even his brothers didn't believe in him.
Young's Literal Translation
for not even were his brethren believing in him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Neither did his brethren believe in him - They did not receive him as the promised Messiah; but, having seen so many of his miracles, they could not but consider him as an eminent prophet. They supposed that, if he were the Messiah, he would wish to manifest himself as such to the world; and, because he did not do so, they did not believe that he was the salvation of Israel.
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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
Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
Jesus' brothers said to him, "Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do.
No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."
However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
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