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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
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.
Katlego Motlhabane's comment on 2014-04-05 16:04:59:
Jesus spoke to Nicodemus in John 3 said "just as Moses lifted up the bronze snake in the wilderness,so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life. Looking at the text in Numbers 21 4 8 we see that the israelites spoke against God and Moses ans God sent snakes amongst them and they were bitten, some died, Moses interceded for the people and the LORD instructed Moses to make a bronze image of a snake on a pole and everyone who was bitten was healed from the snake bite once they looked at it. So in a sense the bronze snake took the the sting of death from the snake bite. So John 12 32 and John4 12 is to be viewed in parallel to this scenario. Now it clear that in the original text of John 12 32 "men " is not there. So what did Jesus draw to Him when He was lifted up? Now the israelites were bitten by snakes and a bronze image of a snake was made and looking upon it made them recover, Jesus who knew no sin became sin, and on the cross He drew all sin and thus you and I have life once we acknowledge His Lordship over us. Snake bite bronze snake recover. Sin sting of sin death Jesus becoming sin on the cross eternal life for us . John3 14,
Williams Uba's comment on 2013-10-28 09:05:08:
and i, if i be lifted up from the earth i will draw all men to myself. It signifies christ resurrection from the grave i.e whenn he's resurrected he'll produce more souls. Secondly it mean his ascention from this earth realm.
Keith's comment on 2013-10-15 23:31:36:
1st I want to say that I love God word
2nd if I meaning Christ be lifted up he meaning Christ will draw all men unto himself
3rd for God word is perfect to the converting of souls
4th It is the spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life John 6:63
Gracie's comment on 2012-11-21 05:13:44:
If we, as Christians would not be ashamed to live the word of God every day and worship and praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, He would be lifted up. For as the scripture also says, "He (Jesus) inhabit the praises of His people." When He inhabits, He comes in with the blessing of God, where others may see, Jews and Gentiles alike worshiping in the love and Spirit of God and drawing near to Him to glorify our Lord, He will draw others to come.
Geri's comment on 2012-01-07 13:49:01:
I was mistaken in my thinking. I understood the verse to mean the following:
If I be lifted up = praising God, lifting our voices in praise and worship to God Almighty.
In that = He (God) would draw all men unto him.
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