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John 12:30

    John 12:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus answered and said, This voice hath not come for my sake, but for your sakes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus said in answer, This voice came not for me but for you.

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus answered and said, This voice hath not come for my sake, but for your sakes.

    World English Bible

    Jesus answered, "This voice hasn't come for my sake, but for your sakes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus answered and said, This voice hath not come for my sake, but for your sakes.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:30

    This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes - Probably meaning those Greeks who had been brought to him by Philip and Andrew. The Jews had frequent opportunities of seeing his miracles, and of being convinced that he was the Messiah; but these Greeks, who were to be a first fruits of the Gentiles, had never any such opportunity. For their sakes, therefore, to confirm them in the faith, this miraculous voice appears to have come from heaven.

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:30

    Came not because of me - Not to strengthen or confirm me; not that I had any doubts about my course, or any apprehension that God would not approve me and glorify his name.

    For your sakes - To give you a striking and indubitable proof that I am the Messiah; that you may remember it when I am departed, and be yourselves comforted, supported, and saved.