King James Version (KJV)
19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
Jesus Foretells His Death
21 Again he said to them, “I go away, and you will seek me and die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.” 22 Then said the Jews, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?”
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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19 They were refering to Joesph when they asked their questions because they knew Jesus as Lord they would have known who and where His Father was. We can not know the Father without knowing Jesus and we can not know Jesus and not know the Father.
20 He taught this in the temple but, because His time was not yet time people were unable to do anything. If is God's plan for something we will be able to do want He wants us to do and prevents things that may stop us. Jesus was not teaching at the temple when the took Him to judgement, He was at that time praying.
21 Jesus here was letting those that follow Him know, He would be leaving them soon. He also was telling those that would reject Him that they would die in their sins because of their lack of faith. Christ had to set the path. He had to be the first to die and be raised to the Father as all believers will one day.
22 The common Jews at this time loved to hear Him speak even if they chose not to follow, Jesus was a very good teacher and speaker. The common man would not have thought that anyone would want Jesus dead. Those close to Jesus would have known that the Pharisees viewed Him as a trouble maker and that they tried to kill Him already, more than once being unable. The people knew He was talking about death but the way He was speaking they were thinking He would kill Himself, He did not do this but, He did allow Himself to be killed for our sins.
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