John 7:14

Jesus Teaches at the Festival

14 Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.

John 7:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
ESV
14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching.
NLT
14 Then, midway through the festival, Jesus went up to the Temple and began to teach.
MSG
14 With the Feast already half over, Jesus showed up in the Temple, teaching.
CSB
14 When the festival was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple complex and began to teach.

John 7:14 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:14

Now about the midst of the feast
About the fourth day of it, for it lasted eight days; this might be on the sabbath day, which sometimes was (gxh Kwtb) , "in the middle of the feast" F14; and the rather, since it follows,

Jesus went up into the temple;
as the Lord and proprietor of it, and as was his usual method; he had for some reasons kept himself retired till now, and now he appeared publicly:

and taught
the people his doctrine; he expounded the Scriptures, gave the true sense of them, and instructed the people out of them.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 Misa. Succa, c. 5. sect. 5.

John 7:14 In-Context

12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.”
13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
14 Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.
15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”
16 Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 28; S Matthew 26:55