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John 7:14-16 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

14 Now when the feast was already half over,[a] Jesus went to the temple courts[b] and began to teach.[c] 15 Then the Jews were astonished, saying, “How does this man possess knowledge,[d] because he[e] has not been taught?” 16 So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not mine, but is from the one who sent me.


  1. John 7:14 Literally “now it being already in the middle of the feast”
  2. John 7:14 Here “courts” is supplied to distinguish this area from the interior of the temple building itself
  3. John 7:14 *The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began to teach”)
  4. John 7:15 Literally “know letters”
  5. John 7:15 Here “because” is supplied as a component of the participle (“been taught”) which is understood as causal
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John 7:14-16 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Teaches at the Festival

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.

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