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John 12:19

    John 12:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive you how you prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how ye prevail nothing: lo, the world is gone after him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the Pharisees said one to another, You see, you are unable to do anything: the world has gone after him.

    Webster's Revision

    The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how ye prevail nothing: lo, the world is gone after him.

    World English Bible

    The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "See how you accomplish nothing. Behold, the world has gone after him."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how ye prevail nothing: lo, the world is gone after him.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:19

    Ye prevail nothing - Either by your threatening or excommunications.

    The world is gone after him - The whole mass of the people are becoming his disciples. This is a very common form of expression among the Jews, and simply answers to the French, tout le monde, and to the English, every body - the bulk of the people. Many MSS., versions, and fathers, add ὁλος, the Whole world. As our Lord's converts were rapidly increasing, the Pharisees thought it necessary to execute without delay what they had purposed at their first council. See John 11:53.

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:19

    Prevail nothing - All your efforts are ineffectual to stop the progress of his opinions, and to prevent the people from believing on him.

    The world - As we should say, "Everybody - all the city has gone out." The fact that he met with such success induced them to hasten their design of putting him to death, John 11:53.