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John 11:49

    John 11:49 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said to them, You know nothing at all,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, You have no knowledge of anything;

    Webster's Revision

    But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

    World English Bible

    But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

    Clarke's Commentary on John 11:49

    Caiaphas being the high priest that same year - By the law of Moses, Exodus 40:15, the office of high priest was for life, and the son of Aaron's race always succeeded his father. But at this time the high priesthood was almost annual: the Romans and Herod put down and raised up whom they pleased, and when they pleased, without attending to any other rule than merely that the person put in this office should be of the sacerdotal race. According to Josephus, Ant. xviii. c. 3, the proper name of this person was Joseph, and Caiaphas was his surname. He possessed the high priesthood for eight or nine years, and was deposed by Vitellius, governor of Judea. See on Luke 3:2 (note).

    Ye know nothing - Of the perilous state in which ye stand.

    Barnes' Notes on John 11:49

    Caiaphas - See the notes at Luke 3:2.

    Being high-Priest that same year - It is probable that the office of high priest was at first for life, if there was no conduct that rendered the person unworthy the office. In that case the incumbent was removed. Thus Abiathar was removed by Solomon, 1 Kings 2:27. Subsequently the kings, and especially the conquerors of Judea, claimed and exercised the right of removing the high priest at pleasure, so that, in the time of the Romans, the office was held but a short time. (See the Chronological Table.) Caiaphas held the office for about 10 years.

    Ye know nothing at all - That is, you know nothing respecting the subject under consideration. You are fools to hesitate about so plain a case. It is probable that there was a party, even in the Sanhedrin, that was secretly in favor of Jesus as the Messiah. Of that party Nicodemus was certainly one. See John 3:1; John 7:50-51; John 11:45; John 12:42; "Among the chief rulers, also, many believed on him," etc.