John 8:56
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English Standard Version
Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.”

King James Bible
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

American Standard Version
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it, and was glad.

English Revised Version
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.

Webster's Bible Translation
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

Weymouth New Testament
Abraham your forefather exulted in the hope of seeing my day: and he saw it, and was glad."

John 8:56 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Rejoiced (ἠγαλλιάσατο)

With exultant joy. See on 1 Peter 1:6.

To see (ἵνα ἴδῃ)

The Greek construction is peculiar. Literally, that he should see; i.e., in the knowledge or anticipation that he should see.

My day

The exact meaning of the expression is altogether uncertain.

John 8:56 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

rejoiced.

Genesis 22:18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.

Luke 2:28-30 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said...

Luke 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them...

Galatians 3:7-9 Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham...

Hebrews 11:13,39 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them...

1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you...

Cross References
Matthew 13:17
For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

John 8:37
I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.

John 8:39
They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did,

John 10:25
Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me,

Hebrews 11:13
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

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