John 11:51

“And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this spake he not of himselfe: but being high Priest that yeere, he prophecied that Iesus should die for that nation:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now he did not say this on his own initiative, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now this he said not of himself: but, being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation;
- American Standard Version (1901)

He did not say this of himself, but being the high priest that year he said, as a prophet, that Jesus would be put to death for the nation;
- Basic English Bible

But this he did not say of himself; but, being high priest that year, prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation;
- Darby Bible

And this he spoke not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
- Webster's Bible

It was not as a mere man that he thus spoke. But being High Priest that year he was inspired to declare that Jesus was to die for the nation,
- Weymouth Bible

Now he didn't say this of himself, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
- World English Bible

But he seide not this thing of hym silf, but whanne he was bischop of that yeer, he prophesiede, that Jhesu was to die for the folc,
- Wycliffe Bible

And this he said not of himself, but being chief priest of that year, he did prophesy that Jesus was about to die for the nation,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 11:51


Joh 11:51 This spake he not of himself. He thought he spoke of himself, but without his knowledge, God used the lips of the high priest for a prophecy.

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