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Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
King James Bible
Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
American Standard Version
Jesus answered and said, This voice hath not come for my sake, but for your sakes.
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered and said, 'Not because of me hath this voice come, but because of you;
John 12:30 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes - Probably meaning those Greeks who had been brought to him by Philip and Andrew. The Jews had frequent opportunities of seeing his miracles, and of being convinced that he was the Messiah; but these Greeks, who were to be a first fruits of the Gentiles, had never any such opportunity. For their sakes, therefore, to confirm them in the faith, this miraculous voice appears to have come from heaven.
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John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that you might be saved.
John 11:15,42 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go to him...
2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor...
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John 11:42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me."
John 12:31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.