John 12:31
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New International Version
Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.

New Living Translation
The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.

English Standard Version
Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.

New American Standard Bible
"Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

King James Bible
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

International Standard Version
Now is the time for the judgment of this world to begin. Now the ruler of this world will be thrown out.

NET Bible
Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Now is the judgment of this world; now The Ruler of this world is hurled outside.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This world is being judged now. The ruler of this world will be thrown out now.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

King James 2000 Bible
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

American King James Version
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

American Standard Version
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

Darby Bible Translation
Now is [the] judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out:

English Revised Version
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

Weymouth New Testament
Now is a judgement of this world: now will the Prince of this world be driven out.

World English Bible
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out.

Young's Literal Translation
now is a judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast forth;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:27-33 The sin of our souls was the troubled of Christ's soul, when he undertook to redeem and save us, and to make his soul an offering for our sin. Christ was willing to suffer, yet prayed to be saved from suffering. Prayer against trouble may well agree with patience under it, and submission to the will of God in it. Our Lord Jesus undertook to satisfy God's injured honour, and he did it by humbling himself. The voice of the Father from heaven, which had declared him to be his beloved Son, at his baptism, and when he was transfigured, was heard proclaiming that He had both glorified his name, and would glorify it. Christ, reconciling the world to God by the merit of his death, broke the power of death, and cast out Satan as a destroyer. Christ, bringing the world to God by the doctrine of his cross, broke the power of sin, and cast out Satan as a deceiver. The soul that was at a distance from Christ, is brought to love him and trust him. Jesus was now going to heaven, and he would draw men's hearts to him thither. There is power in the death of Christ to draw souls to him. We have heard from the gospel that which exalts free grace, and we have heard also that which enjoins duty; we must from the heart embrace both, and not separate them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 31-36. - 5. The judgment of this world. Verse 31. - Still more emphatically does Christ expound the heavenly voice, and vindicate for himself the most solemn position with reference to the world and its prince. The" world," or humanity evolving itself to the highest form of a complicated civilization, was present to him far more vividly than when the tempter showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them. Instead of holding them in royal fee of the devil, and of compelling them to do his bidding, he declares that his hour, which had come, was an hour of judicial condemnation for the world. The corruption of the world, the radical injury done to human nature, starts out on its beautiful and decorated front like the leprosy did on the face of Naaman. Now is a judgment of the world. Observe, not κρίσις. This is compatible with the statements of John 3:17-19, and not inconsistent with the frequent references in John 5. to the "last day." Because John gives prominence to the great principles of judgment, and implies that the books of remembrance and condemnation are written all over indelibly by the hand of the world itself, there is no proof that the Lord (in John) says nothing of the great catastrophic judgments of which the synoptic Gospels preserve the prophecy. Our Lord has rather revealed (according to John) the principles which make the judgment of the great day credible. What a man has become at any epoch of his existence, what a nation is about at any crisis of its history, whatsoever act represents the spirit of the whole world, is in each case the judgment which God, by his providence, passes upon him or it. Still more impressively with a second, Now, he adds, shall the prince of this world be cast out. The phrase, "archon of this world," is a well-known later Hebraic phrase for "the ruler of the darkness of this world," the shir-olam of the rabbinical books, the angel of death, to whom was entrusted the rulership of the world outside of the sacred family. Christ declares that his own hour, in which the world and its prince would seem to be triumphant, would be the hour when he should be cast out of earth as he had been already cast out of heaven. This expulsion and destruction of the power and works of the devil was one great end assigned to the manifestation of the Son of God (1 John 3:8). It is important, however, to notice the difference of tenses. "Now is the judgment of this world," - this is the immediate result of his death; "Now shall the prince of this world be east out" describes the gradual victory of truth, which is pursued more explicitly in the next verse.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now is the judgment of this world,.... That is, in a very short time will be the judgment either of the Jewish world, when that shall be reproved, convinced, and condemned for their sin of rejecting Christ, and crucifying him, by the Spirit, in the ministration of the Gospel; and they still continuing in their impenitence and unbelief, in process of time wrath will come upon them, upon their nation, city, and temple, to the uttermost; or of the Gentile world, when there shall be a discrimination, and separation made in it, of the chosen of God, who shall be called by special grace, and with the converted and believing Jews, shall form a Gospel church state, separate from the world of the ungodly; or of the world of God's elect among Jews and Gentiles, whose cause, being undertook by Christ, he will now vindicate it, and redeem them from sin and Satan, who have usurped a power and dominion over them: hence it follows,

now shall the prince of this world be cast out. The phrase, , "the prince of the world", is much used by Jewish writers (d), by whom an angel is meant; and they seem to design the angel of death, which is the devil: and it is certain, that he is here intended, and is so called, not because he has any legal power and authority over the world; but because he has usurped a dominion over it, and has great power and efficacy in the hearts of the children of disobedience, who yield a voluntary subjection to him, as if he was their proper lord and sovereign: now the time was at hand, when he should be cast out of the empire of the world he had assumed, and out of the temples of the Gentiles, and out of the hearts of God's elect among them.

(d) T. Bab. Yebamot, fol. 16. 2. & Sanhedrin, fol. 94. 1. & Cholin, fol. 60. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

31. Now is the judgment of this world—the world that "crucified the Lord of glory" (1Co 2:8), considered as a vast and complicated kingdom of Satan, breathing his spirit, doing his work, and involved in his doom, which Christ's death by its hands irrevocably sealed.

now shall the prince of this world be cast out—How differently is that fast-approaching "hour" regarded in the kingdoms of darkness and of light! "The hour of relief; from the dread Troubler of our peace—how near it is! Yet a little moment, and the day is ours!" So it was calculated and felt in the one region. "Now shall the prince of this world be cast out," is a somewhat different view of the same event. We know who was right. Though yet under a veil, He sees the triumphs of the Cross in unclouded and transporting light.

John 12:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Predicts His Death
30Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes. 31"Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."…
Cross References
John 3:19
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.

John 9:39
Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."

John 14:30
I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,

John 16:11
and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Ephesians 2:2
in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Colossians 2:15
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Hebrews 2:14
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil--

1 John 3:8
The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.

1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

1 John 5:19
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

Revelation 12:9
The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Treasury of Scripture

Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

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John 5:22-27 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son…

John 16:8-10 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, …

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John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world …

John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your …

Isaiah 49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?

Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of …

Luke 10:17-19 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils …

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Ephesians 2:1,2 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins…

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, …

Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of …

Hebrews 2:14 For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, …

1 John 3:8 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the …

Revelation 12:9-11 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

Revelation 20:2,3 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, …

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