John 7:13

“Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Howbeit, no man spake openly of him, for feare of the Iewes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Yet no one was speaking openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yet no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But no man said anything about him openly for fear of the Jews.
- Basic English Bible

However, no one spoke openly concerning him on account of [their] fear of the Jews.
- Darby Bible

Yet, no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.
- Webster's Bible

Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke out boldly about Him.
- Weymouth Bible

Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.
- World English Bible

netheles no man spak opynli of hym, for drede of the Jewis.
- Wycliffe Bible

no one, however, was speaking freely about him, through fear of the Jews.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 7:13

7:13 However no man spake openly of him - Not in favour of him: for fear of the Jews - Those that were in authority.

Discussion for John 7

  • Ray321
    3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. 13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
  • Insight777
    V24 proves physical cutting means nothing. Jesus does not cut flesh and does not teach it.
    Paul however continues to circumcise to establish the adherence to Jewish law as the example of the Jewish woman that had a son with a Greek man. Paul does not follow the example of behavior that Jesus established. Paul is a Jew first, Christian second. Acts 16:3
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. Yes, Lord, I thirst of you daily. Give me to drink from the spring of living waters.
  • A disciple
    "After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him." The hostile and hateful who oppose and contradict Jesus and any and all who love Jesus; would love it to be fighting and quarreling with us all the time, and wasting our time! But we have to know when its time to let men have their own ways, and leave them alone.
  • Sparrow1950
    Probably, if they were practicing Jews and did it 8 days after birth according to laws.
  • Lu2677
    Thanks for posting Luke 2:21. I repent of saying,"scripture does not tell us if Mary and Joseph circumcised their children. It is important to repent when scripture corrects us when we err. Or God will reprove us and call us a liar. He doesn't take is lightly when we speak untruth. I don't want him to call me a liar, do you want him to call you a liar? A question for all to consider.

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