John 10:24

“Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then came the Iewes round about him, and said vnto him, How long doest thou make vs to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell vs plainely.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, "How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Jews therefore came round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou hold us in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the Jews came round him, saying, how long are you going to keep us in doubt? If you are the Christ, say so clearly.
- Basic English Bible

The Jews therefore surrounded him, and said to him, Until when dost thou hold our soul in suspense? If thou art the Christ, say [so] to us openly.
- Darby Bible

Then came the Jews around him, and said to him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly.
- Webster's Bible

when the Jews gathered round Him and kept asking Him, "How long do you mean to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us so plainly."
- Weymouth Bible

The Jews therefore came around him and said to him, "How long will you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
- World English Bible

Therfor the Jewis camen aboute hym, and seiden to hym, Hou long takist thou awei oure soule? if thou art Crist, seie thou to vs opynli.
- Wycliffe Bible

the Jews, therefore, came round about him, and said to him, `Till when our soul dost thou hold in suspense? if thou art the Christ, tell us freely.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 10:24


Joh 10:24 The Jews . . . said. The ruling class. They came, not for information, but to secure ground for accusation.

Discussion for John 10

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus shared a number of eternal truths in the chapter. These include 27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. We are safe in His Hands in this world and in His Kingdom. To be safe and enjoy this privilege, we must continue to stay at the centre of His Will.
  • Insight777
    V34, Genesis 3:5 "For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." The Jews were acting like they know good from evil but truth is not in them. Jesus said he is the Son of God and that is truth they deny. The actions of Jesus are righteous and can not be proven otherwise. The Jews were evil rejecting what is good.
  • Irene123
    V. 33 - " ... thou being a man ... "; my question is - they saw His works, they heard Him quote from ALL the Law and Prophets, and they agreed He was unlearned. So, who or 'what' were they looking for to be the Messiah? They also said - never man spake like this man. The reason they didn't believe is because they th'ot a NOW deliverer would come to exit the Romans.
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - A lot of people believe Jesus healed then and He heals today, but that does not mean they 'follow' Him. To follow Jesus you follow Acts 2:38, " ... seek ye first ... ", Matt. 6:33. The Kingdom of Heaven is found in Acts 2:38. That's where a Christian life begins.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 10:16 AND OTHER SHEEP I HAVE WHICH ARE NOT OF THIS FOLD THEM ALSO I MUST BRING AND THEY SHALL HEAR MY VOICE AND THERE SHALL BE ONE FOLD AND ONE SHEPHERD *****JOHN 10:30 I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE***** MARK 10:8 AND THEY TWAIN SHALL BE ONE FLESH SO THEN THEY ARE NO MORE TWAIN BUT ONE FLESH
  • A disciple
    "There is joy in the presence of the angels over one sinner that repents, more than over an hundred which need no repentance." An honest look back on my own way before I was truly converted and saved; I have to say that God protected and guided me countless times, despite myself. The danger and trouble and punishments I incurred was my own doings; but it was God who made me thus, to rebuke my sin!

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