John 7:5

For neither did his brothers believe in him.
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
For neither did His brethren believe in Him. They so freely and boldly urged Jesus to come with them to Jerusalem, because they did not fully believe that He was the Christ. For had they believed it, they would not have dared to speak to Him so freely. So says Euthymius. For though they saw Him work so many miracles, and did not doubt their truth, yet they doubt whether He were the Messiah and the Son of God. For though they wished it to be true, and partly believed it on account of His many miracles, yet on the other hand they doubted when they saw Him so poor and despised. To make certain they urge Christ to go with them to Jerusalem, where the Scribes and Priests could, on examination had, declare Him to be the Christ, and thus Hebrews , and they through Him, might gain honour and celebrity.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Neither did his brethren believe in him; by his brethren here, we are to understand his kindred, his townsmen or countrymen, at or about Nazareth. (Witham)

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
Answer denies His mother and brethren for the present, as even Apelles might learn. "The Lord's brethren had not yet believed in Him."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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