John 12:29

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

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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

  • TRACY BULLOCK
    JOHN 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me ...him will my father honor. My favorite verse in all the bible. It says everything. I get goosebumps everytime I read it. Serve and FOLLOW, follow in the way Jesus lived and carried on his business, and his father will honor you. Powerful !
  • 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
  • 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.
  • A disciple
    "While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them." How many mornings will we still wake up in this world? How many days will we still have to receive the Light, repent and be converted? How many days will God bear with this people who only oppose and resist His Spirit and despise Jesus Christ?
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Jesus was not ready for the Gentile world, Jesus had to finish the work on the cross. St. JOHN 12:20-24. The Word is so real ..

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