John 11:52

“And not for that nation only, but that also hee should gather together in one, the children of God that were scattered abroad.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
- King James Version

and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God that are scattered abroad.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And not for that nation only, but for the purpose of uniting in one body the children of God all over the world.
- Basic English Bible

and not for the nation only, but that he should also gather together into one the children of God who were scattered abroad.
- Darby Bible

And not for that nation only, but that also he should assemble in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
- Webster's Bible

and not for the nation only, but in order to unite into one body all the far-scattered children of God.
- Weymouth Bible

and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
- World English Bible

and not oneli for the folc, but that he schulde gadere in to oon the sones of God that weren scaterid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and not for the nation only, but that also the children of God, who have been scattered abroad, he may gather together into one.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:52


11:52 But that, he might gather into one - Church, all the children of God that were scattered abroad - Through all ages and nations.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:52


Joh 11:52 Not for that nation only. It "did behoove Jesus to die", in order to save, not that nation only, but that "he should gather together in one the children of God".

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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