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

  • Norm
    Do not be deceived by any man but pray and ask the LORD to teach you by His Spirit. The 1611 KJV is the tried and true Word of God as the Spirit teaches in Psalms Chp 12 Verse 6. The Apocrypha is the hidden part of the tried and true Word of God as the Spirit teaches in 1 Corinthians Chp 2 Verse 7. The Spirit continues teaching in this Authorized KJV in punctuation but by maintaining the 1611 Word. Also see 1 John Chp 2 Verse 27. May God bless you according to His will. Amen
  • Michael for verse 32
    It is true that anything that is italicized in the Bible is not a part of the original text, but is added by the interpreter. So the word "men" should not be there. Jesus is saying, "..I...will draw all unto me" As in Num.21:4-8, God sent snakes to bite all who spoke against Him and Moses. After Moses had prayed for the people, God instructed to "Make a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole.......that everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it shall live" Reading the context, John.12:31-33, NOW, means His crucifixion, the time of His death. The curse of sin and death will be defeated. If He be lifted up, as the bronze serpent was lifted up, from all who look to Jesus, He will draw ALL sin judgement unto Him, just as the sting of death was drawn to the bronze serpent from all who looked up to it.
  • 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
  • Bozki
    44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. 45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. 46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49 For I have not spoken of myself but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.... Jesus Christ Brought to us the salvation and the everlasting life only by hearing, Believing and Doing His WORDS...but if we did not hear, believe and do His Words Judgement comes to us....that so simple...Decide Now what you really want judgement or Eternal Life??....God Bless.....
  • 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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