John 12:30

“Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 12:30

Iesus answered, and said, This voice came not because of mee, but for your sakes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered and said, This voice hath not come for my sake, but for your sakes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said in answer, This voice came not for me but for you.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus answered and said, Not on my account has this voice come, but on yours.
- Darby Bible

Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
- Webster's Bible

It is not for my sake, said Jesus, "that that voice came, but for your sakes.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered, "This voice hasn't come for my sake, but for your sakes.
- World English Bible

Jhesus answerde, and seide, This vois cam not for me, but for you.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered and said, `Not because of me hath this voice come, but because of you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 12:30

Wesley's Notes for John 12:30

12:28 Father, glorify thy name - Whatever I suffer. Now the trouble was over. I have glorified it - By thy entrance into this hour. And I will glorify it - By thy passing through it.

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.

12:31 Now - This moment. And from this moment Christ thirsted more than ever, till his baptism was accomplished. Is the judgment of this world - That is, now is the judgment given concerning it, whose it shall be. Now shall the prince of this world - Satan, who had gained possession of it by sin and death, be cast out - That is, judged, condemned, cast out of his possession, and out of the bounds of Christ's kingdom.

12:32 Lifted up from the earth - This is a Hebraism which signifies dying. Death in general is all that is usually imported. But our Lord made use of this phrase, rather than others that were equivalent, because it so well suited the particular manner of his death. I will draw all men - Gentiles as well as Jews. And those who follow my drawings, Satan shall not be able to keep.

People's Bible Notes for John 12:30

Joh 12:30 This voice came not because of me. He had already won the victory before the voice came. It was rather to confirm the faith of his disciples, who still stumbled over the prospect of his death.

Discussion for John 12:30

  • Jose Sanchez on John 12:30
    I have a great question , when the Lord Jesus said: "Father glorify thy name" , did Jesus give an order to the Father? , but this can't be, because Jesus said , "my father is greater than I"

    And the verse "this voice came not because of me , but for your sakes". What does it mean?

    I hope to get an answer.

    Have a nice day.
  • Grace - in Reply on John 12:30
    Hello Jose,

    Yours is not a foolish question, but complex to many and controversial to fools. It is fools who engender strife and show they are ignorant time and time again

    In verse 28, Jesus was not giving an order but was urging in this context. It is no different to you or someone strongly encouraging a parent to buy this, or choose that, or do something that seems obviously good. This said, it does not negate the concept of the Trinity because it supports the tenet that the son is not the father, but that also the son is equally God as some will argue that Jesus did give an order

    In verse 30, the voice was a witness to the crowd so that they will recall it during or after the crucifixion and be encouraged out of their fear and doubts that it was really the Messiah with them. Therefore, it was a prophecy for their sake
  • Bob Grove - in Reply on John 12:30
    If any man lack wisdom let him ask of God who gives it liberally , but let him ask in faith .

    Foolish questions gender strife .


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