John 8:59

“Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then tooke they vp stones to cast at him: but Iesus hidde himselfe, and went out of the Temple, going thorow the midst of them, and so passed by.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they took up stones to send at him: but Jesus got secretly out of their way and went out of the Temple.
- Basic English Bible

They took up therefore stones that they might cast [them] at him; but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, [going through the midst of them, and thus passed on.]
- Darby Bible

Then they took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
- Webster's Bible

Thereupon they took up stones with which to stone Him, but He hid Himself and went away out of the Temple.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by.
- World English Bible

Therfor thei token stonys, to caste to hym; but Jhesus hidde hym, and wente out of the temple.
- Wycliffe Bible

they took up, therefore, stones that they may cast at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:59


8:59 Then they took up stones - To stone him as a blasphemer; but Jesus concealed himself - Probably by becoming invisible; and so passed on - With the same ease as if none had been there.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:59


Joh 8:59 They took up stones to cast at him. They regarded his language blasphemy. If he had been only a man it would have been.

Discussion for John 8

  • Lu2677
    John 8:7-9; Jesus was along with this woman, he did not instruct her to "tell no one".
    John 4:7-9: Jesus was alone with the woman from Samaria, he did not instruct her "tell no one"
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This chapter is laden is many spiritual truths. Some are: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 8:38 I SPEAK THAT WHICH I HAVE SEEN WITH MY FATHER AND YOU DO THAT WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR FATHER 8:39 AND THEY ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM ABRAHAM IS OUR FATHER JESUS SAID UNTO THEM --- IF --- YOU WERE ABRAHAMS CHILDREN YOU WOULD DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM***ROMANS 4:18 WHO AGAINST HOPE BELIEVED IN HOPE THAT HE MIGHT BECOME THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN ....
  • Irene123
    Mari; You made my day! You really did. I was wondering about you, why I hadn't seen you. Are you alright? All Glory be to the Lord and our God JESUS!!! Jn.20:28
  • Mari
    Irene, its like a bible study for me w the many verses you put up. I write them down
  • Irene123
    Levell - Lk. 23:47 - even the centurion, who helped crucify Jesus, said, " ... certainly this was a righteous man." Jesus' words, that he did nothing of Himself referred to His flesh man; but as His Father taught Him, He (Jesus) did those things. It's the same with us; when we have God's spirit in us (Acts 2:38) it's HIS spirit that does the works, speaks the words of wisdom from His word.

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