John 12:47

And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if any man heare my words, and beleeue not, I iudge him not; For I came not to iudge the world, but to saue the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if any man gives ear to my words and does not keep them, I am not his judge: I did not come to be judge of the world but to give salvation to the world.
- Basic English Bible

and if any one hear my words and do not keep [them], I judge him not, for I am not come that I might judge the world, but that I might save the world.
- Darby Bible

And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
- Webster's Bible

And if any one hears my teachings and regards them not, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
- Weymouth Bible

If anyone listens to my sayings, and doesn't believe, I don't judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
- World English Bible

And if ony man herith my words, and kepith hem, Y deme hym not; for Y cam not, that Y deme the world, but that Y make the world saaf.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one may hear my sayings, and not believe, I -- I do not judge him, for I came not that I might judge the world, but that I might save the world.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:47


12:47 I judge him not - Not now: for I am not come to judge the world. See, Christ came to save even them that finally perish! Even these are a part of that world, which he lived and died to save.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:47


Joh 12:47,48 I judge him not. He shall sit on the throne of judgment, not to condemn the world he came to save. The words he left in the world will decide the destiny of every man. All shall be "judged by the things written in the books" (Re 20:12).

Discussion for John 12

  • 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.
  • Bruce
    Irene: They were just having a meal, they were eating supper, meat potatoes milk wine water whatever. It wasn't church it wasn't communion just supper,they were hungry.
  • Irene123
    Vs. 1-2; are another prophesy of Acts 2:38; "... raised from the dead ..."; "... sat at table with Him." To sit at table with Jesus is to join together (Heb. 10:25) and 'eat' of God's Word.

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