John 12:32

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I, if I be lifted vp from the earth, will draw all men vnto me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will make all men come to me.
- Basic English Bible

and I, if I be lifted up out of the earth, will draw all to me.
- Darby Bible

And I, if I shall be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me.
- Webster's Bible

And I-- if I am lifted up from the earth--will draw all men to me."
- Weymouth Bible

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."
- World English Bible

And if Y schal be enhaunsid fro the erthe, Y schal drawe alle thingis to my silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I, if I may be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:32


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 12:32


Joh 12:32 If I shall be lifted up from the earth. Lifted up: (1) to the cross; (2) from the grave; (3) to heaven and the eternal throne.

Discussion for John 12

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    Lk. 22:30; 1 Cor. 10:21 - the Lord's table.

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