No-one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
But none of the rest dared to associate with them; however, the people held them in high esteem.
No one else dared to join them, though everyone had high regard for them.
But even though people admired them a lot, outsiders were wary about joining them.
The others, in fear, kept back from joining them: but the people made much of them;
None of the rest dared to join them, but the people held them in high esteem.
Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly.
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1 tn Or “to associate with them.” The group was beginning to have a controversial separate identity. People were cautious about joining them. The next verse suggests that the phrase “none of the rest” in this verse is rhetorical hyperbole.
2 tn Or “the people thought very highly of them.”