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 12:32

  • Gerry King for verse 32
    John 3:14-21 teaches of the salvation message for all mankind. John 12:27-33 speaks of Jesus' bearing of all sin judgement for all mankind and all creation. His soul was not troubled in John 3:14-21, but at the point of knowing the horrible burden He alone had to bear for us was about to manifest, He said "My soul is troubled" in John 12:27. Thank you Lord Jesus that You said, "Nevertheless, not My will but Your will be done." All I can say is what a Profound Savior, Who saves us to utmost!!!!!!! To HIM and HIM alone is all praise due!!!!!!! HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD was sufficient to ALMIGHTY GOD our ABBA. to pay the price of sin's judgement bill...!!!!!!!
  • He means "all. " Roman 's 8:21-23 tells that even the creation groans. The creation fell when man fell. Nothing should be added to the Bible. All means absolutely All creation.
  • Tillman Franklin,Jr. for verse 32
    JESUS EVER "THE MASTER TEACHER SAVIOR " TELLS US IN HIS OWN WORDS.THAT "ALL MEN "PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE MUST LOOK TOO "CALVARY ".FOR THAT 'S THE PLACE WHERE "HE "BLED AND DIED.NEITHER IS THERE "SALVATION " IN ANY OTHER:FOR THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER "HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN, WHEREBY WE MUST BE "SAVED ". "PERIOD "
  • The original text does not have "men " in it. Jesus is talking about the kind of death he is going to die crucifixtion "He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die. John 12:33 " and "draw all to myself ". The word 960 945 957 964 945 962 all might mean 1 individually 2 each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything 3 collectively 4 some of all types. I personally think he is talking about sin judgement - he is drawing all sin judgement onto him, so that his role as sacrificial Lamb is fulfilled.
  • George N.K Yeboah for verse 32
    If I,lited up from the earth,will draw all men to Myself. ...God is telling us that,as we do His will,he will sanctify us and keep us to His Glory. Amen!
  • Anonymous for verse 32
    I have come to the place where I perceive God 's grace as all powerful, and all encompassing, where once in Wesleyan tradition , one 's ultimate salvation was dependant on first coming to faith, then "being saved ". I now see the Will of God is that ALL will be "drawn " to Him, some in this life, and the rest at the Last Day, when "every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess, that Jesus is Lord.. Phil 2.10 . Like any "Will ", and especially God 's Will, all shall come to faith, not as a prerequisite of, but as a consequence, of the salvation accomplished for ALL even Lucifer , and thus Death itself is defeated. Such a loving God could not abide the loss of even one of His creatures.

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