Gentiles & Jesus’ Time

ASV text arranged in Chronological order of all instances where Jesus referred to His “time” or his “hour” and instances when Jesus told people whether or not to tell other people about Himself. References to Gentiles are in red; ;references to Jews are in blue; statements that it is not time or that people should not tell others are underlined, and statements that it is time and where Jesus encouraged the listeners to tell others is in green.


John 4:9-42 The Samaritan woman therefore saith unto him, “How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman?” … 16 He said to her, “Go call your husband and come back…” 25 The woman saith unto him, “I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): When he is come, he will declare unto us all things.” Jesus saith unto her, “I that speak unto thee am he…” The Samaritans came to Him… and many more believed because of His word.

John 2:1-4 And there was a wedding at Cana of GalileeAnd when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus saith unto her, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine HOUR is not yet come.”

Mark 1:39-44 And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out the demons. And a leper came to Him, beseeching Him… He stretched forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, “I will; be thou made clean.” And straightway the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean. And he strictly charged him, and straightway sent him out, and saith unto him, “See thou say nothing to any man…”

Mark 5:18-20 And as he was entering into the boat, he that had been possessed with demons besought him that he might be with him. And he suffered him not, but saith unto him, “Go to thy house unto thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and how he had mercy on thee.” And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men marvelled.

Luke 8: 52-56 At the house of a synagogue official in Galilee: And all were weeping, and bewailing her: but he said, “Weep not; for she is not dead, but sleepeth.” And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. But he, taking her by the hand, called, saying, “Maiden, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately: and he commanded that something be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed: but he charged them to tell no man what had been done.

Matthew 13:10-13 And the disciples came, and said unto him, “Why speakest thou unto them [Jews] in parables?” And he answered and said unto them, “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”

Mark 7:32-36 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man

Matt. 16:18-20 “And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Then charged he the disciples that they should tell no man that he was the Christ.

John 7:2-6 Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, “Depart hence, and go into Judæa, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest. For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world.” For even his brethren did not believe on him. Jesus therefore saith unto them, “My TIME is not yet come.”

John 7:25-30 Some therefore of them of Jerusalem said, “Is not this he whom they seek to kill? And lo, he speaketh openly, and they say nothing unto him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is the Christ? Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is.” Jesus therefore cried in the temple, teaching and saying, “Ye both know me, and know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me.” They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his HOUR was not yet come.

Matt. 10:27 “What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops.” (The time will come for the disciples to speak openly.)

Matt. 17:9 And as they [Peter, James, & John] were coming down from the mountain [after the transfiguration], Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen from the dead.”

Luke 4:31,41 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee… And demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, Thou art the Son of God. And rebuking them, he suffered them not to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

John 10:24-26 The Jews therefore came round about him, and said unto him, “How long dost thou hold us in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, these bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep.”

John 12:20-23 Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast: these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we would see Jesus.” Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: Andrew cometh, and Philip, and they tell Jesus. And Jesus answereth them, saying, “The HOUR is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.”

John 17:1-2 These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, “Father, the HOUR is come; glorify thy Son, that the son may glorify thee: even as thou gavest him authority over all flesh, that to all whom thou hast given him, he should give eternal life.”

Matt 26:18 And he said, “Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, ‘The Teacher saith, “My TIME is at hand; I keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.”’”

Mark 14:41 And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough; the HOUR is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.”



  1. Jesus tells Jews and disciples not to make Him known before His time.
  2. Jesus tells Gentiles to make him known throughout His ministry.
  3. Jesus’ “time” relates to his death and also to His being glorified by Gentiles.

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