John 12:38

“That the saying of Esaias the Prophet might be fulfilled, which hee spake, Lord, who hath beleeued our report? and to whom hath the arme of the Lord beene reuealed?”

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That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
- King James Version

{This was} to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that the words of the prophet Isaiah might come true, when he said, Lord, who has any belief in our preaching? and the arm of the Lord, to whom has it been unveiled?
- Basic English Bible

that the word of the prophet Esaias which he said might be fulfilled, Lord, who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
- Darby Bible

That the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
- Webster's Bible

in order that the words of Isaiah the Prophet might be fulfilled, "Lord, who has believed our preaching? And the arm of the Lord--to whom has it been unveiled?"
- Weymouth Bible

that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, "Lord, who has believed our report? To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
- World English Bible

that the word of Ysaie, the prophete, schulde be fulfillid, which he seide, Lord, who bileuede to oure heryng, and to whom is the arm of the Lord schewid?
- Wycliffe Bible

that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he said, `Lord, who gave credence to our report? and the arm of the Lord -- to whom was it revealed?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:38


12:38 The arm of the Lord - The power of God manifested by Christ, in his preaching, miracles, and work of redemption. #Isa 53:1|.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:38


Joh 12:38 The saying of Esaias the prophet. See PNT "Mt 13:14". They were blinded because they closed their eyes, and God's law is that those who "will" not see, "shall" not see.

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 ---

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