“This he said, signifying what death he should die.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
12:34 How sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? - How can these things be reconciled? Very easily. He first dies, and then abideth for ever. Who is this Son of man? - Is he the Christ? #Psa 110:4|.
12:35 Then Jesus said to them - Not answering them directly, but exhorting them to improve what they had heard already. The light - I and my doctrine.
(This hee said, signifying what death he should die)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
But this he said, signifying by what manner of death he should die.
- American Standard Version (1901)
(This he said, pointing to the sort of death he would have.)
- Basic English Bible
But this he said signifying by what death he was about to die.
- Darby Bible
(This he said, signifying what death he should die.)
- Webster's Bible
He said this to indicate the kind of death He would die.
- Weymouth Bible
But he said this, signifying by what kind of death he should die.
- World English Bible
And he seide this thing, signifiynge bi what deth he `was to die.
- Wycliffe Bible
And this he said signifying by what death he was about to die;
- Youngs Literal Bible