John 11:50

“Nor consider that it is expedient for vs, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
- King James Version

nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

nor do ye take account that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You do not see that it is in your interest for one man to be put to death for the people, so that all the nation may not come to destruction.
- Basic English Bible

nor consider that it is profitable for you that one man die for the people, and not that the whole nation perish.
- Darby Bible

Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
- Webster's Bible

You do not reflect that it is to your interest that one man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish."
- Weymouth Bible

nor do you consider that it is advantageous for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish."
- World English Bible

Ye witen nothing, ne thenken, that it spedith to you, that o man die for the puple, and that al the folc perische not.
- Wycliffe Bible

nor reason that it is good for us that one man may die for the people, and not the whole nation perish.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:50


11:50 It is expedient that one man should die for the people - So God overruled his tongue, for he spake not of himself, by his own spirit only, but by the spirit of prophecy. And thus he gave unawares as clear a testimony to the priestly, as Pilate did to the kingly office of Christ.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:50


Joh 11:50 That one man should die. His proposition is to slay one man, Jesus, rather than have the Romans come and destroy the whole nation for making Jesus King.

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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