John 7:6

6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.

John 7:6 in Other Translations

6 Then Jesus said unto them,My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
6 Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always here.
6 Jesus replied, “Now is not the right time for me to go, but you can go anytime.
6 Jesus came back at them, "Don't crowd me. This isn't my time. It's your time - it's always your time; you have nothing to lose.
6 Jesus told them, "My time has not yet arrived, but your time is always at hand.

John 7:6 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:6

Then Jesus said unto them
In answer to their solicitations and arguments used with him, to go up to the feast:

my time is not yet come;
meaning, not the time of his death, or of his exaltation and glorification, or of the showing of himself forth unto the world; though all this was true; but of his going up to this feast; as appears from ( John 7:8 ) ;

but your time is always ready;
intimating, they might go at any time; their lives were not in any danger, as his was, and had nothing to consult about the preservation of them; it was all one to them when they went up, whether before the feast, that they might be ready for it, or at the beginning, middle, or end of it, as to any notice that would be taken of them, unless they should be guilty of an omission of their duty; but not on any other account; which was not his case.

John 7:6 In-Context

4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.”
5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.
7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.
8 You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 26:18
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