New International Version
This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"
King James Bible
Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he says, Where I go ye cannot come?
World English Bible
The Jews therefore said, "Will he kill himself, that he says, 'Where I am going, you can't come?'"
Young's Literal Translation
The Jews, therefore, said, 'Will he kill himself, because he saith, Whither I go away, ye are not able to come?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Will he kill himself? - They now understood that he spoke concerning his death; but before, John 7:35, they thought he spoke of going to some of the Grecian provinces, to preach to the dispersed Jews.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
February 27 Evening
On the Words of the Gospel, John viii. 31, "If Ye Abide in My Word, Then are Ye Truly My Disciples," Etc.
Believing on Jesus, and Its Counterfeits
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
At this they exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death.
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