John 12:18
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New International Version
Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him.

New Living Translation
That was the reason so many went out to meet him--because they had heard about this miraculous sign.

English Standard Version
The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.

Berean Study Bible
That is also why the crowd went out to meet Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign.

Berean Literal Bible
On account of this also the crowd met Him, because they heard of His having done this sign.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason also the people went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign.

King James Bible
For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is also why the crowd met Him, because they heard He had done this sign.

International Standard Version
The crowd was going out to meet Jesus because they had heard that he had performed this sign.

NET Bible
Because they had heard that Jesus had performed this miraculous sign, the crowd went out to meet him.

New Heart English Bible
For this cause also the crowd went and met him, because they heard that he had done this sign.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And because of this, great crowds went in front of him who heard that he had done this miracle.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because the crowd heard that Jesus had performed this miracle, they came to meet him.

New American Standard 1977
For this cause also the multitude went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this cause the multitude also met him, for they had heard that he had done this sign.

King James 2000 Bible
For this cause the people also met him, for they heard that he had done this miracle.

American King James Version
For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

American Standard Version
For this cause also the multitude went and met him, for that they heard that he had done this sign.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For which reason also the people came to meet him, because they heard that he had done this miracle.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore also the crowd met him because they had heard that he had done this sign.

English Revised Version
For this cause also the multitude went and met him, for that they heard that he had done this sign.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

Weymouth New Testament
This was also why the crowd came to meet Him, because they had heard of His having performed that miracle.

World English Bible
For this cause also the multitude went and met him, because they heard that he had done this sign.

Young's Literal Translation
because of this also did the multitude meet him, because they heard of his having done this sign,
Study Bible
The Triumphal Entry
17Meanwhile, many people continued to testify that they were with Jesus when He called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead. 18That is also why the crowd went out to meet Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign. 19Then the Pharisees said to one another, “You can see that this is doing you no good. Look how the whole world has gone after Him!”…
Cross References
Luke 19:37
And as He approached the descent from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of disciples began to praise God joyfully in a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen:

John 2:11
Jesus performed this first sign at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

John 6:2
A large crowd followed Him because they saw the signs He had performed on the sick.

John 12:11
for on account of him many of the Jews were deserting them and believing in Jesus.

John 12:12
The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.

John 12:19
Then the Pharisees said to one another, "You can see that this is doing you no good. Look how the whole world has gone after Him!"
Treasury of Scripture

For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

(18) For this cause the people--i.e. (see last verse), the multitude of John 12:12.

For that they heard . . . this miracle.--The emphatic form of the sentence points out that the raising of Lazarus was the miracle which carried the entire conviction of the multitude. They had heard of and in some eases seen the miracles, but this stood by itself, as witness which could not be gainsaid.

Verse 18. - For this cause also the (ὁ ὄχλος) multitude - which here seems to be the aggregate of the (ὄχλος πολύς) crowds made up of the Judaean and Galilaean pilgrims and "the Jews" who had believed on him - met him (see especially vers. 12, 13) - went forth, and cut down the branches of the palm trees, and came in high jubilance to meet him - because they heard that he had wrought this sign. The resurrection of Lazarus is the motive of the triumphal procession. The synoptists, who have omitted the whole episode of Bethany, are naturally silent concerning the impression produced by it on the Passover pilgrims and the Jerusalem crowd. John, more intimately acquainted with the currents of thought in the capital than the rest, drew here from his experience and memory, and has preserved historical features which they had ignored. For this cause the people also met him,.... This was a principal reason, among others, which induced them to set out in the manner they did, with palm tree branches in their hands, and accost him as the king of Israel, when they met him, and hosanna'd him into the city:

for that they heard that he had done this miracle; the witnesses were so many, and the proofs they gave so strong, that they firmly believed it: and this being a most amazing miracle, and which exceeded even any of the same kind; Jairus's daughter was but just dead, and the widow of Nain's son was not buried, when they were raised, but Lazarus had been dead and buried four days; it made a very strong impression upon the minds of the people, and engaged their attention to him, and belief in him. 12:12-19 Christ's riding in triumph to Jerusalem is recorded by all the evangelists. Many excellent things, both in the word and providence of God, disciples do not understand at their first acquaintance with the things of God. The right understanding of spiritual nature of Christ's kingdom, prevents our misapplying the Scriptures which speak of it.
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