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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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, …
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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.
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.
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.
"Woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My hour has not yet come."
Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.
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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