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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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.
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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