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John 12:47

    John 12:47 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And if any man gives ear to my words and does not keep them, I am not his judge: I did not come to be judge of the world but to give salvation to the world.

    Webster's Revision

    And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

    World English Bible

    If anyone listens to my sayings, and doesn't believe, I don't judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

    Definitions for John 12:47

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:47

    And believe not - Και μη φυλαξῃ, And keep them not, is the reading of ABL, seven others; Syriac, Wheelock's Persian, two of the Arabic, Coptic, Sahidic, Ethiopic, Armenian, later Syriac, Vulgate, six of the Itala, and some of the fathers.

    A man must hear the words of Christ in order to believe them; and he must believe, in order to keep them; and he must keep them in order to his salvation.

    I judge him not - I need not do it: the words of Moses and the prophets judge and condemn him. See the notes on John 3:17; John 5:45.

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:47

    I judge him not ... - John 8:15. It was not his present purpose to condemn men. He would come to condemn the guilty at a future time. At present he came to save them. Hence he did not now even pronounce decisively on the condition of those who rejected him, but still gave them an opportunity to be saved.

    Wesley's Notes on John 12:47

    12:47 I judge him not - Not now: for I am not come to judge the world. See, Christ came to save even them that finally perish! Even these are a part of that world, which he lived and died to save.