John 7:30 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then they sought to take him;” (ezetoun oun auton piasai) "Then they sought to arrest him," to nab Him, to seize Him by subtle force, Joh 7:1; Joh 7:23; Joh 7:26. They diligently tried to figure out an opportune time to take Him into physical custody, with malice and murder in their hearts. They were exasperated, Mar 11:18; Luk 20:19; Joh 8:37.

2) "But no man laid hands on him," (kai oudeis epebalen ep' auton ten cheira) "And no one laid the hand upon him at all," though it was in their hearts. Yet, He had a multitude of disciples, following believers, His church, whom they politically feared, for they were yet under Roman law.

3) "Because his hour was not yet come." (hoti oupo eleluthei he hora autou) ''Because his hour had not yet arrived," the hour for Him to terminate His teaching and miracle ministry and surrender to the cross where He would bear their sins and ours, Joh 17:4-5; 1Pe 2:24; fulfilling Isa 53:1-12.

Consult other comments:

John 7:30 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 7:30 - The Greek Testament

John 7:30 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 7:30 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:30 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 7:30 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 7:30 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 7:30 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 7:30 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:30 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:30 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 7:30 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 7:30 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 7:30 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 7:30 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 7:30 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 7:30 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 7:30 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 7:30 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 7:30 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 7:30 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 7:30 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 7:30 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 7:30 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 7:30 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:30 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7:30 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 7:30 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:30 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary