John 12:29

“The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said, that it thundered: others said, An Angel spake to him.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

The people therefore, that stood by, and heard [it], said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
- King James Version

So the crowd {of people} who stood by and heard it were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, "An angel has spoken to Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The multitude therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it had thundered: others said, An angel hath spoken to him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Hearing the sound, a number of people who were there said that it was thunder: others said, An angel was talking to him.
- Basic English Bible

The crowd therefore, which stood [there] and heard [it], said that it had thundered. Others said, An angel has spoken to him.
- Darby Bible

The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered. Others said, An angel spoke to him.
- Webster's Bible

The crowd that stood by and heard it, said that there had been thunder. Others said, "An angel spoke to him."
- Weymouth Bible

The multitude therefore, who stood by and heard it, said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."
- World English Bible

Therfor the puple that stood, and herde, seide, that `thundur was maad; othere men seide, an aungel spak to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

the multitude, therefore, having stood and heard, were saying that there hath been thunder; others said, `A messenger hath spoken to him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:29


12:29 The multitude who stood and heard - A sound, but not the distinct words - In the most glorious revelations there may remain something obscure, to exercise our faith. Said, It thundered - Thunder did frequently attend a voice from heaven. Perhaps it did so now.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:29


Joh 12:29 An angel spake to him. All heard the sound of the divine voice, but it was not clear to all what it was.

Discussion for John 12

  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:48 he that rejecteth ME and receiveth not MY words --HATH ONE THAT JUDGETH HIM--the word that I have spoken the same shall judge him in the last day ACTS 5:20 go stand and speak in temple to the people all the words of this life 1 CORINTHIANS 5:12 for what have I to do to judge them also that are without --- DO NOT YOU JUDGE THEM THAT ARE WITHIN ---

What Do You Think of John 12?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links