John 11:55

“¶ And the Iewes Passeouer was nigh at hand, and many went out of the countrey vp to Hierusalem before the Passeouer to purifie themselues.”

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Other Translations

And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
- King James Version

Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the Passover to purify themselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the passover of the Jews was at hand: and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, to purify themselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and numbers of people went up from the country to Jerusalem to make themselves clean before the Passover.
- Basic English Bible

But the passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, that they might purify themselves.
- Darby Bible

And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
- Webster's Bible

The Jewish Passover was coming near, and many from that district went up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
- Weymouth Bible

Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand. Many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
- World English Bible

And the pask of the Jewis was niy, and many of the cuntrey wenten vp to Jerusalem bifor the pask, to halewe hem silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the passover of the Jews was nigh, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, that they might purify themselves;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:55


11:55 Many went up to purify themselves - That they might remove all hinderances to their eating the passover.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:55


Joh 11:55 The Jews' passover was near. It was only a few weeks before the passover that he went to Ephraim. To purify themselves. From ceremonial uncleanness. See Ex 19:10,11.

Discussion for John 11

  • Cindy
    Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall NEVER die....Such a powerful statement. Thank you, Jesus, for your Free Gift of Eternal Life. By Grace through Faith, not of yourselves lest any man should boast. Jesus plus nothing else. Perfected Forever.
  • 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!

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