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John 12:23

    John 12:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jesus answereth them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jesus said to them in answer, The hour of the glory of the Son of man has come.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jesus answereth them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

    World English Bible

    Jesus answered them, "The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jesus answereth them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:23

    The hour is come, that the Son of man, etc. - The time is just at hand in which the Gospel shall be preached to all nations, the middle wall of partition broken down, and Jews and Gentiles united in one fold. But this could not be till after his death and resurrection, as the succeeding verse teaches. The disciples were the first fruits of the Jews; these Greeks, the first fruits of the Gentiles.

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:23

    The hour is come - The time is come. The word "hour" commonly means a definite part or a division of a day; but it also is used to denote a brief period, and a fixed, definite, determined time. It is used in this sense here. The appointed, fixed time is come - that is, is so near at hand that it may be said to be come.

    The Son of man - This is the favorite title which Jesus gives to himself, denoting his union with man, and the interest he felt in his welfare. The title is used here rather than "The Son of God," because as a man he had been humble, poor, and despised; but the time had come when, as a man, he was to receive the appropriate honors of the Messiah.

    Be glorified - Be honored in an appropriate way - that is, by the testimony which God would give to him at his death, by his resurrection, and by his ascension to glory. See John 7:39.

    Wesley's Notes on John 12:23

    12:23 The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified - With the Father and in the sight of every creature. But he must suffer first.