5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

Other Translations of John 7:5

King James Version

5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.

English Standard Version

5 For not even his brothers believed in him.

The Message

5 His brothers were pushing him like this because they didn't believe in him either.

New King James Version

5 For even His brothers did not believe in Him.

New Living Translation

5 For even his brothers didn't believe in him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 7:5

Commentary on John 7:1-13

(Read John 7:1-13)

The brethren or kinsmen of Jesus were disgusted, when they found there was no prospect of worldly advantages from him. Ungodly men sometimes undertake to counsel those employed in the work of God; but they only advise what appears likely to promote present advantages. The people differed about his doctrine and miracles, while those who favoured him, dared not openly to avow their sentiments. Those who count the preachers of the gospel to be deceivers, speak out, while many who favour them, fear to get reproach by avowing regard for them.