John 11:52
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New International Version
and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one.

New Living Translation
And not only for that nation, but to bring together and unite all the children of God scattered around the world.

English Standard Version
and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.

Berean Study Bible
and not only for the nation, but also for the scattered children of God, to gather them together into one.

Berean Literal Bible
and not for the nation only, but also that children of God, those having been scattered, He might gather together into one.

New American Standard Bible
and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.

King James Bible
And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and not for the nation only, but also to unite the scattered children of God.

International Standard Version
and not only for the nation, but that he would also gather into one the children of God who were scattered abroad.

NET Bible
and not for the Jewish nation only, but to gather together into one the children of God who are scattered.)

New Heart English Bible
and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And not only in place of the nation, but so that also the children of God who had scattered, he would gather together into one.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He prophesied that Jesus wouldn't die merely for this nation, but that Jesus would die to bring God's scattered children together and make them one.

New American Standard 1977
and not for the nation only, but that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and not for that nation only, but that he should also gather together in one the sons of God that were scattered abroad.

King James 2000 Bible
And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

American King James Version
And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

American Standard Version
and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God that are scattered abroad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not only for the nation, but to gather together in one the children of God, that were dispersed.

Darby Bible Translation
and not for the nation only, but that he should also gather together into one the children of God who were scattered abroad.

English Revised Version
and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God that are scattered abroad.

Webster's Bible Translation
And not for that nation only, but that also he should assemble in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

Weymouth New Testament
and not for the nation only, but in order to unite into one body all the far-scattered children of God.

World English Bible
and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.

Young's Literal Translation
and not for the nation only, but that also the children of God, who have been scattered abroad, he may gather together into one.
Study Bible
The Plot to Kill Jesus
51Caiaphas did not say this on his own. Instead, as high priest that year, he was prophesying that Jesus would die for the nation, 52and not only for the nation, but also for the scattered children of God, to gather them together into one. 53So from that day on they plotted to kill Him.…
Cross References
John 1:12
But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God--

John 10:16
I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them in as well, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd.

1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

1 John 3:2
Beloved, we are now children of God, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when Christ appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.

1 John 3:10
By this the children of God and the children of the devil can be distinguished: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother.
Treasury of Scripture

And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

not.

John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the …

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me.

Psalm 22:15,27 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to …

Psalm 72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth …

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to …

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.

Romans 3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, …

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

Revelation 7:9,10 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could …

gather.

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must …

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between …

Psalm 102:22,23 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD…

Isaiah 11:10-12 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand …

Isaiah 49:18 Lift up your eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves …

Isaiah 55:5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you know not, and nations that …

Isaiah 56:8 The Lord GOD, which gathers the outcasts of Israel said, Yet will …

Isaiah 60:4 Lift up your eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves …

Matthew 25:31-34 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels …

Ephesians 1:9,10 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his …

Ephesians 2:14-22 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the …

Colossians 1:20-23 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to …

the children.

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of …

Acts 18:10 For I am with you, and no man shall set on you to hurt you: for I …

Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before …

Romans 8:29,30 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

Romans 9:25,26 As he said also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not …

Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ …

Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

that were.

Ezekiel 11:16,17 Therefore say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them …

Ezekiel 34:12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his …

Ephesians 2:14-17 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the …

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve …

1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout …

(52) And not for that nation only.--Caiaphas had said "die for the people," using the word which meant the people of the Jews. St. John said, "die for that nation," using the wider word which meant the nation as one of the nations of the earth. He now passes to a wider meaning still. He has lived to see a partial fulfilment of the ingathering of the "other sheep" of John 10:16, and he thinks of that death as for God's children in all nations, who shall be one flock under one shepherd.

And not for that nation only,.... For though Christ, as prophet, was sent to the Jews only, and was the minister of the circumcision, yet as a priest he did not die for them only, but for the Gentiles also; even for the whole mystical Israel of God all the world over, whether among Jews or Gentiles; see 1 John 2:2.

But that also he should gather together in one, the children of God that were scattered abroad; by which may be meant, not only the elect of God among the Jews, who were scattered amidst the nations of the world, for whom Christ died, and to whom the Gospel was in the first place sent, and who were gathered together into a Gospel church state; see John 7:35; but rather the elect of God among the Gentiles, called "the children of God", in opposition to a notion of the Jews, who took this character to themselves, on account of their national adoption, and denied it to the Gentiles, reckoning them no other than as dogs; and because they were the children of God by special adoption, in divine, predestination, and in the covenant of grace; and were so considered, when given to Christ, who looked upon them as in this relation, when he assumed their nature, and died in their room and stead; and not merely because they would hereafter appear to be the children of God in regeneration, and by faith in Christ Jesus, and have the witnessings of the Spirit that they were so; and much less because they had a fitness and disposition to be the children of God, since they were by nature as others, children of wrath: and these are said to be "scattered abroad", both from God, as they were by the fall, and by their own transgressions; which separated between God and them, and set them at a distance from him; for in their nature head, and nature state, they are afar off from him, and from one another; which may regard not only distance of place, being scattered about in the several parts of the world, but their disagreement in mind and judgment, in religion and manners; every one pursuing his own way, going astray like lost sheep: now Christ died for them, in order to bring them nigh to God, to the one true and living God; and to gather them together under one head, himself, their common head; by whom they were represented in his crucifixion, burial, and resurrection; and to make them one body, and bring them into one fold, into one church state here, and at last to one place, to heaven, there to be for ever with him; and so the Persic version renders it, "that he might gather them into one place": and in this, the red heifer was a type of Christ; whose blood was sprinkled directly before the tabernacle of the congregation, and without the camp; and which was done, as a Jewish writer says (q),

"to call to mind the design of the heifer, which was to bring "those that were afar off", from the camp of the Shekinah, to be near unto it.''

(q) Abarbinel in Leviticus 19.3, 4. 52. and not for that nation only, etc.—These are the Evangelist's words, not Caiaphas'.11:47-53 There can hardly be a more clear discovery of the madness that is in man's heart, and of its desperate enmity against God, than what is here recorded. Words of prophecy in the mouth, are not clear evidence of a principle of grace in the heart. The calamity we seek to escape by sin, we take the most effectual course to bring upon our own heads; as those do who think by opposing Christ's kingdom, to advance their own worldly interest. The fear of the wicked shall come upon them. The conversion of souls is the gathering of them to Christ as their ruler and refuge; and he died to effect this. By dying he purchased them to himself, and the gift of the Holy Ghost for them: his love in dying for believers should unite them closely together.
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