13 However, no one was speaking openly about him for fear of the Jews.

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?”

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Footnotes

  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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