@Danageze This just shifts the query a little. When I look at the verse in all of Bible Gateway’s English translations (as well as the Swedish ones) I get a variety of impressions of what might be understood from the original.
For example, “no need that anyone should question you” might mean
- nobody should doubt you
- no body should challenge you with questions to test whether or not you in fact do know everything,
- nobody will need to ask you for clarifications, because everything will be as plain as the nose on your face.
Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase (based on his interpretation of the intent of the orginal) writes (vs 29-30)
His disciples said, “Finally! You’re giving it to us straight, in plain talk—no more figures of speech. Now we know that you know everything—it all comes together in you. You won’t have to put up with our questions anymore. We’re convinced you came from God.”
When I first read the KJV and NIV I thought the disciples were thinking back to all the times they had had to ask Jesus for explanations of his parables. Now, when Jesus was talking straight and clear, they felt this would no longer be necessary - as Jesus himself in fact said “I will no longer speak figuratively to you, but plainly.” This is the sense that Peterson also seems to imply.
The Orthodox Jewish Bible uses " you have no need that any test you with any she’elah (question)"
But when reading the fuller context from say Ch 13 - 21, I wonder what John was intending to tell us here. Jesus started the evening with strongly symbolic washing of their feet, to speaking figuratively of the vine and branches, heaven having rooms for them all, and his talk of going away. John writes that they started to question one another about what he meant, and Thomas put it right out there in a blunt statement and question. Then comes more discusion and Jesus gets to the point of these verses. Suddenly, they claim all is clear "we know you know everything, … and this makes us believe that you came from God.
And within a couple of hours all was confusion and disbelief. On Easter morning none of them could really believe that he actually had risen, in spite of the very plain speaking promises he had given them several times. Perhaps they believed he came from God only in the sense that John the Baptist and all of the OT prophets also were sent by God (came from God). So that in fact, what they felt was clear in their minds, was really only clear to the extent it matched or alligned with their own pre-conceptions (i.e. what they wanted him to mean).
Is the message for us, that even when we think we know or understand, we really don’t - at not least fully? Is it a call to humility in seeking to fathom the depths of knowing Jesus the Christ, particularly as He reflects the nature of God? Is it a caution that we should not be too dogmatic in claiming to know what He reveals in the Scripture - there is far more than meets the eye, no matter how often we read it and dig into it?