John 7:33

33 Jesus then said, "I will be with you a little while longer, and then I am going to him who sent me.

John 7:33 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:33

Then said Jesus unto them
To the officers that were sent to take him, and other unbelieving Jews that were about him:

yet a little while am I with you;
no longer than till the next passover, which was but about half a year at most: this he might say, partly to quicken the attention of the people to him, to make the best use and improvement of his ministry whilst they had it, since in a little time he would be removed from them; and partly to suggest to the officers that were sent to take him, that they, and their masters, need not have given themselves that trouble, for in a short time he should be gone from them, and till that time he should continue in spite of them.

And [then] I go unto him that sent me;
still confirming his mission from God, expressing his death by going, and as being voluntary, and signifying his glory and happiness after it.

John 7:33 In-Context

31 Yet many in the crowd believed in him and were saying, "When the Messiah comes, will he do more signs than this man has done?"
32 The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering such things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent temple police to arrest him.
33 Jesus then said, "I will be with you a little while longer, and then I am going to him who sent me.
34 You will search for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come."
35 The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?