John 12:20

“¶ And there were certaine Greeks among them, that came vp to worship at the feast:”

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Other Translations

And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
- King James Version

Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now there were some Greeks among the people who had come up to give worship at the feast:
- Basic English Bible

And there were certain Greeks among those who came up that they might worship in the feast;
- Darby Bible

And there were certain Greeks among them, that came to worship at the feast.
- Webster's Bible

Now some of those who used to come up to worship at the Festival were Greeks.
- Weymouth Bible

Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast.
- World English Bible

And there weren summe hethene men, of hem that hadden come vp to worschipe in the feeste dai.
- Wycliffe Bible

And there were certain Greeks out of those coming up that they may worship in the feast,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:20


12:20 Certain Greeks - A prelude of the Gentile Church. That these were circumcised does not appear. But they came up on purpose to worship the God of Israel.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:20


Joh 12:20 And there were certain Greeks, etc. Among those who came to worship were Greeks, members of the Gentile division of the race which embraced all that were not Jews. These were not Jews who spoke the Grecian language and lived in Greek countries; those are called in the original Greek "Hellenistoi". We find the latter in the Jerusalem church in large numbers. See Ac 6:1. These who sought to visit Jesus were "Hellenes", a term only used of the Greek race. It is probable that they belonged to the large class of "devout Greeks", met elsewhere by Paul (Ac 17:4), who were sick of heathenism and were attracted by the grand Hebrew revelation of the unity of God. On this great national occasion they had accompanied Jews settled abroad as they returned to worship in the city of David.

Discussion for John 12

  • Museum
    He that sees me sees him that sent me, so that there is no space between God and Jesus
  • Ivy Jihnson
    The theme of John’s Gospel: Jesus is the Divine Incarnation of God: came down from Heaven share the Truth: God’s Goodness: Love: The Purpose of John’s Gospel: Stated by John: is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was: and is: The Christ: The-Son-of-God: Believers In Him: will have Eternal Life: Jesus: six days before Passover: came to Bethany:Lazarus: Jesus raised from the dead: there Jesus ate supper
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:25 HE THAT LOVETH HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT AND HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL MARK 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the GOSPELS the same shall save it -- 8:36 -- for what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul
  • Alex
    By the Disobedience of 1 man Sin entered the world and this CURSE of Adam was passed on to ALL men, no exceptions. Thus the Obedience of Christ wd have to be passed on to ALL men no exceptions Thats y he is saying IF I BE LIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. IN ADAM WE ALL DIED BUT IN CHRIST WE WILL ALL LIVE NO EXCEPTIONS.Whosoever will let him come and take of the WATERS OF LIFE freely.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:44 JESUS CRIED AND SAID HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME BELIEVETH NOT ON ME BUT ON HIM THAT SENT ME --- 12:45 --- AND HE THAT SEETH ME SEETH HIM THAT SENT ME --- JOHN 14:7 if you had known ME you should have known MY FATHER also and from henceforth you know HIM and have seen HIM
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:48 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which --- SENT ME --- HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak ROMANS 15:18 for I will not dare to speak of any of those things which CHRIST hath not wrought by me to make the gentiles obedient by word and deed 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST

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