John 11:42

“And I knewe that thou hearest me alwayes: but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may beleeue that thou hast sent me.”

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Other Translations

And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said [it], that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
- King James Version

"I knew that You always hear Me; but because of the people standing around I said it, so that they may believe that You sent Me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the multitude that standeth around I said it, that they may believe that thou didst send me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I was certain that your ears are at all times open to me, but I said it because of these who are here, so that they may see that you sent me.
- Basic English Bible

but I knew that thou always hearest me; but on account of the crowd who stand around I have said [it], that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
- Darby Bible

And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people who stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
- Webster's Bible

I know that Thou always hearest me; but for the sake of the crowd standing round I have said this--that they may believe that Thou didst send me."
- Weymouth Bible

I know that you always listen to me, but because of the multitude that stands around I said this, that they may believe that you sent me."
- World English Bible

that thou euermore herist me, but for the puple that stondith aboute, Y seide, that thei bileue, that thou hast sent me.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I knew that Thou always dost hear me, but, because of the multitude that is standing by, I said [it], that they may believe that Thou didst send me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 11:42


Joh 11:42 Thou hearest me always. Even in Gethsemane, when the cup was not taken away (Mt 26:39,42,44 Mr 14:36,39).

Discussion for John 11

  • Russell Stone
    The first 1st letter In the Bible is I. Also the first Roman numeral is I. I can be spelled ,Eye . The Eye of GOD is always watching, always hearing always seeing always loving always caring. Ecclesiastes 11:7 has 2 parts . Part A " Then shall dust return to the earth as it was ". Part B "And the spirit return into GOD who gave it." All will return to GOD.
  • Teri
    We need to heed ...while it's still day! we will by edifying the body and by witnessing to the lost. this chapter shows that there is a resurrection and also a separation from God...John 9:4 there is a time when no man can work.
  • Getto John
    It may have happened, but the Bible is a metaphor of how we're to spend time on earth. There's glory with God, here and in heaven. On earth there is trouble and floundering, doubt and disgrace. And Rome gave up on a reunion with Jesus. So why wait for his return any longer. God is who I believe, not man! His word brings life to the dead, after a time of trial of faith. On earth, troubles!!
  • Obbie Beal
    (25-26 are great example of the power of GOD as it relates to life, death, resurrection from the dead;) 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. believest thou this?
  • Ivy
    V:25! JESUS: Resurrection:LIFE: Eternal: Everlasting: Lord:God and Saviour: Jesus Christ: ONLY! Only He can Change our: dull: drab: sinful:lives:
    When we come to Him By Faith: Believing: Receiving: His Awesome: FREE: Gift of Salvation: We could never Earn it: It is Priceless: It cannot be bought: Lord gave his Ultimate: His LIFE: JESUS BOUGHT OUR SOULS: WITH HIS SHED BLOOD: AT CALVARY’S CROSS!
  • QUEEN V
    JESUS GROAN IN HIS SPIRIT AND WEPT WHEN HIS PEOPLE SUFFER.

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