John 12:21

“The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The same came therefore to Philip which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

these then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and {began to} ask him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They came to Philip, who was of Beth-saida in Galilee, and made a request, saying, Sir, we have a desire to see Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and they asked him saying, Sir, we desire to see Jesus.
- Darby Bible

The same came therefore to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

They came to Philip, of Bethsaida in Galilee, with the request, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
- Weymouth Bible

These, therefore, came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, "Sir, we want to see Jesus."
- World English Bible

And these camen to Filip, that was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and preieden hym, and seiden, Sire, we wolen se Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

these then came near to Philip, who [is] from Bethsaida of Galilee, and were asking him, saying, `Sir, we wish to see Jesus;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:21


12:21 These came to Philip of Bethsaida in Galilee - Perhaps they used to lodge there, in their journey to Jerusalem. Or they might believe, a Galilean would be more ready to serve them herein, than a Jew. Sir - They spake to him, as to one they were little acquainted with. We would see Jesus - A modest request. They could scarce expect that he would now have time to talk with them.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:21


Joh 12:21 The same came therefore to Philip. The name Philip is Grecian ("Philippos", "lover of horses"), as well as Andrew ("Andreas", "manly"), and those of the seven deacons of (Ac 6:5). It is not unlikely that Philip was a Jew born among the Greeks, who spoke the Greek language. We would see Jesus. They wish to find out more about the great teacher from Galilee.

Discussion for John 12

  • 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 ..
  • BSP
    Verse 43: We must be more concerned about the praise of God than the praise of men. Some may mock or ridicule us for taking a godly course in this corrupt world, but we must focus on whose approval we want more.
  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MY SELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK***** 12:50 AND I KNOW THAT HIS COMMANDMENT IS --- LIFE EVERLASTING --- WHATSOEVER I SPEAK THEREFORE EVEN AS THE FATHER SAID UNTO ME SO I SPEAK
  • Zeingoff
    Jesus knew the heart. Therefore, he must have enlisted Judas as his betrayer. Was Judas more evil then the next guy. All have sinned in this world and sin goes unabated. But every good story needs an antagonist and a hero. Seldom does the hero die, but all must die in real life. Jesus states that if we love this mortal life we will be deprived of our eternity. He is forever transcendent.
  • Irene123
    " ...: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him." Notice the colon before the word 'but'. A colon always denotes something important. To sit at the 'table' with Jesus - is to 'eat' (absorb) His word as we gather together, Heb. 10:25. And, no, they weren't just having an ordinary meal, just a 'social'; not with Jesus present.

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