John 12:41
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New International Version
Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him.

New Living Translation
Isaiah was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah's glory.

English Standard Version
Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him.

Berean Study Bible
Isaiah said these things because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about Him.

Berean Literal Bible
Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory and spoke concerning Him.

New American Standard Bible
These things Isaiah said because he saw His glory, and he spoke of Him.

King James Bible
These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory and spoke about Him.

International Standard Version
Isaiah said this when he saw his glory and spoke about him.

NET Bible
Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ's glory, and spoke about him.

New Heart English Bible
Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Isaiah said these things when he saw his glory and spoke about him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Isaiah said this because he had seen Jesus' glory and had spoken about him.

New American Standard 1977
These things Isaiah said, because he saw His glory, and he spoke of Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Isaiah said these things when he saw his glory and spoke of him.

King James 2000 Bible
These things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

American King James Version
These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

American Standard Version
These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory; and he spake of him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things said Isaias, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

Darby Bible Translation
These things said Esaias because he saw his glory and spoke of him.

English Revised Version
These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory; and he spake of him.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

Weymouth New Testament
Isaiah uttered these words because he saw His glory; and he spoke of Him.

World English Bible
Isaiah said these things when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

Young's Literal Translation
these things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
Study Bible
Belief and Unbelief
40“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so that they cannot see with their eyes, and understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.” 41Isaiah said these things because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about Him. 42Nevertheless, many of the leaders believed in Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue.…
Cross References
Isaiah 6:1
In the year of King Uzziah's death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.

Luke 24:27
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.
Treasury of Scripture

These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

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Isaiah 6:1-5,9,10 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting on …

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John 1:14,18 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory…

John 14:9 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have …

Exodus 33:18-23 And he said, I beseech you, show me your glory…

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …

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John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: …

Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whoever …

1 Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which …

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you …

(41) These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory.--The better text is, . . . because he saw His glory. (Comp. Note on the reading in John 12:17.) The result of seeing His glory was that he spake of Him. This is St. John's interpretation of the prophecy. Isaiah himself tells us, "I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple" (John 6:1). But no man hath seen God at any time. The Word is the express image of His Person. This glory was of the pre-incarnate Word, who was in the beginning with God, and was God.

Verse 41. - These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory, and he spake of him. By this reference to the theophany of Isaiah 6:1, 2 the evangelist here identifies Christ with the Adonai whom the prophet saw in his vision, and thus expresses his conception of the Christ (comp. 1 Corinthians 10:4; Philippians 2:6). Because the prophet saw the glory of Christ, the unutterable majesty of the "Word of God," he delivered, as we know, this tremendous burden. Few utterances of the New Testament convey in more startling form the conviction of the apostles touching the pre-existence of the Lord, and the identification of the Divine Personality of the Christ, with the highest conception that the Hebrew prophet entertained of the Almighty One, of the eternal Godhead. These things said Esaias,.... Concerning the blinding and hardening of the Jews:

when he saw his glory, and spake of him; when he saw, in a visionary way, the glory of the Messiah in the temple, and the angels covering their faces with their wings at the sight of him; and when he spake of him as the King, the Lord of hosts, whom he had seen, Isaiah 6:1, from whence it is clear that he had respect to the Jews in the times of the Messiah. The prophet says in Isaiah 6:1 that he "saw the Lord": the Targumist renders it, "I saw", , "the glory of Jehovah"; and in Isaiah 6:5 he says, "mine eyes have seen the King", Jehovah, Zebaot, the Lord of hosts; which the Chaldee paraphrase renders, "mine eyes have seen", , "the glory" of the Shekinah, the King of the world, the Lord of hosts. Agreeably to which our Lord says here, that he saw his glory, the glory of his majesty, the glory of his divine nature, the train of his divine perfections, filling the temple of the human nature; and he spoke of him as the true Jehovah, the Lord of hosts; and which therefore is a very clear and strong proof of the proper divinity of Christ. And it may be observed from hence, that such persons who have a true, spiritual, and saving sight of Christ, of the glory of his person, and the fulness of his grace, cannot but be speaking of him to others, either in private, or in public, as Isaiah here did, and as the church in Sol 5:10; and as the apostles of Christ, John 1:1; and indeed, should they hold their peace, the stones would cry out; such must, and will speak of his glory in his temple, Psalm 29:9. 41. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him—a key of immense importance to the opening of Isaiah's vision (Isa 6:1-13), and all similar Old Testament representations. "The Son is the King Jehovah who rules in the Old Testament and appears to the elect, as in the New Testament THE Spirit, the invisible Minister of the Son, is the Director of the Church and the Revealer in the sanctuary of the heart" [Olshausen].12:37-43 Observe the method of conversion implied here. Sinners are brought to see the reality of Divine things, and to have some knowledge of them. To be converted, and truly turned from sin to Christ, as their Happiness and Portion. God will heal them, will justify and sanctify them; will pardon their sins, which are as bleeding wounds, and mortify their corruptions, which are as lurking diseases. See the power of the world in smothering convictions, from regard to the applause or censure of men. Love of the praise of men, as a by-end in that which is good, will make a man a hypocrite when religion is in fashion, and credit is to be got by it; and love of the praise of men, as a base principle in that which is evil, will make a man an apostate, when religion is in disgrace, and credit is to be lost for it.
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