New Living Translation
But no one had the courage to speak favorably about him in public, for they were afraid of getting in trouble with the Jewish leaders.
King James Bible
Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
Darby Bible Translation
However, no one spoke openly concerning him on account of their fear of the Jews.
World English Bible
Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.
Young's Literal Translation
no one, however, was speaking freely about him, through fear of the Jews.
John 7:13 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:13 However no man spake openly of him - Not in favour of him: for fear of the Jews - Those that were in authority.
LibraryThe Transfiguration: an Emergency Measure. Matthew 16:28-17:1-8. Mark 9:1-8. Luke 9:27-36.
God in Sore Straits: the darkest hour save one, fugitive, John 7:1. ban, John 9:22, 34. pushing, Matthew 15:1. Mark 7:1.--the danger zone, "withdrew," Matthew 4:12. 12:15. 14:13. 15:21. Tabernacles, John 7:32. 8:59.--Galileans desert, John 6:60-66.--the inner circle infected, John 6:67-71.--God needs men. Fire and anvil for Leaders: mental strength--seasoned leadership--Simon and Peter. An Irresistible Plan: alone with the twelve--the changed plan, Matthew 16:18-21.--Peter's stupid boldness, …
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus
On the Words of the Gospel of John vii. 6, Etc. , Where Jesus Said that He was not Going up unto the Feast, and Notwithstanding Went
Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
"Let any Man Come. "
After this, Jesus traveled around Galilee. He wanted to stay out of Judea, where the Jewish leaders were plotting his death.
The Jewish leaders tried to find him at the festival and kept asking if anyone had seen him.
The people were surprised when they heard him. "How does he know so much when he hasn't been trained?" they asked.
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who had announced that anyone saying Jesus was the Messiah would be expelled from the synagogue.
Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn't admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue.
Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus' body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away.
That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! "Peace be with you," he said.
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