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John 11:42

    John 11:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I knew that you hear me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that you have sent me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the multitude that standeth around I said it, that they may believe that thou didst send me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I was certain that your ears are at all times open to me, but I said it because of these who are here, so that they may see that you sent me.

    Webster's Revision

    And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the multitude that standeth around I said it, that they may believe that thou didst send me.

    World English Bible

    I know that you always listen to me, but because of the multitude that stands around I said this, that they may believe that you sent me."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the multitude which standeth around I said it, that they may believe that thou didst send me.

    Barnes' Notes on John 11:42

    And I knew - "As for me. So far as I am concerned. I had no anxiety, no doubt as to myself, that I should always be heard; but the particular ground of gratitude is the benefit that will result to those who are witnesses." Jesus never prayed in vain. He never attempted to work a miracle in vain; and in all his miracles the ground of his joy was, not that he was to be praised or honored, but that others were to be benefited and God glorified.