John 12:32

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I, if I be lifted vp from the earth, will draw all men vnto me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will make all men come to me.
- Basic English Bible

and I, if I be lifted up out of the earth, will draw all to me.
- Darby Bible

And I, if I shall be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me.
- Webster's Bible

And I-- if I am lifted up from the earth--will draw all men to me."
- Weymouth Bible

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."
- World English Bible

And if Y schal be enhaunsid fro the erthe, Y schal drawe alle thingis to my silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I, if I may be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:32


12:32 Lifted up from the earth - This is a Hebraism which signifies dying. Death in general is all that is usually imported. But our Lord made use of this phrase, rather than others that were equivalent, because it so well suited the particular manner of his death. I will draw all men - Gentiles as well as Jews. And those who follow my drawings, Satan shall not be able to keep.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:32


Joh 12:32 If I shall be lifted up from the earth. Lifted up: (1) to the cross; (2) from the grave; (3) to heaven and the eternal throne.

Discussion for John 12

  • Karl
    to Donna - nicely said
  • Donna
    We each came into this life to learn, grow spiritually, and to fulfill a God given mission. It is good for each of us to ask as Jesus did> "what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour." Some times we want to escape the very thing we need to do because it is so difficult, but if we seek to be as He is we will submit and go forward and do our work.
  • BSP
    Even after all the signs and miracles that Jesus performed, many did not put faith in Jesus.
  • Gerry King for verse 32
    John 3:14-21 teaches of the salvation message for all mankind. John 12:27-33 speaks of Jesus' bearing of all sin judgement for all mankind and all creation. His soul was not troubled in John 3:14-21, but at the point of knowing the horrible burden He alone had to bear for us was about to manifest, He said "My soul is troubled" in John 12:27. Thank you Lord Jesus that You said, "Nevertheless, not My will but Your will be done." All I can say is what a Profound Savior, Who saves us to utmost!!!!!!! To HIM and HIM alone is all praise due!!!!!!! HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD was sufficient to ALMIGHTY GOD our ABBA. to pay the price of sin's judgement bill...!!!!!!!
  • Vivian
    VS 20-21, THOSE Greek seek to see Jesus, all true followers of GOD should seek Jesus always, when there is a crusade, members always think it is 4 the sinners and invitees, the truth is seek JESUS afresh.vs 35 walk while ye have LIGHT...vs 35 do u believe Jesus 4 all he has done 4 u and others or u prefer d praise of menvs 43. woe is he that put his trust on man, it will only last for a moment but the favour of God no matter what u are passing thru is forever
  • He means "all. " Roman 's 8:21-23 tells that even the creation groans. The creation fell when man fell. Nothing should be added to the Bible. All means absolutely All creation.

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