John 11:48

“If we let him thus alone, all men will beleeue on him, and the Romanes shall come, and take away both our place and nation.”

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Other Translations

If we let him thus alone, all [men] will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
- King James Version

"If we let Him {go on} like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we let him go on in this way, everybody will have belief in him and the Romans will come and take away our place and our nation.
- Basic English Bible

If we let him thus alone, all will believe on him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.
- Darby Bible

If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans will come, and take away both our place and nation.
- Webster's Bible

If we leave him alone in this way, everybody will believe in him, and the Romans will come and blot out both our city and our nation."
- Weymouth Bible

If we leave him alone like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation."
- World English Bible

If we leeue hym thus, alle men schulen bileue in hym; and Romayns schulen come, and schulen take our place and oure folk.
- Wycliffe Bible

if we may let him alone thus, all will believe in him; and the Romans will come, and will take away both our place and nation.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:48


11:48 All men will believe - And receive him as the Messiah. And this will give such umbrage to the Romans that they will come and subvert both our place - Temple; and nation - Both our Church and state. Were they really afraid of this? Or was it a fair colour only? Certainly it was no more. For they could not but know, that he that raised the dead was able to conquer the Romans.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:48


Joh 11:48 The Romans shall come. Their idea was that if the nation followed Jesus there would be rebellion against the Roman authority, and the Romans would, as a result, destroy Jerusalem, the temple, and their ecclesiastical authority. This was done a generation later by the Romans, but what led to it was the "rejection" of Christ, not his reception.

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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