John 12:19
New International Version
So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!"

New Living Translation
Then the Pharisees said to each other, "There's nothing we can do. Look, everyone has gone after him!"

English Standard Version
So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”

Berean Study Bible
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!”

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the Pharisees said among themselves, "You see that you gain nothing. Behold, the world has gone after Him."

New American Standard Bible
So the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him."

King James Bible
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the Pharisees said to one another, "You see? You've accomplished nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!"

Contemporary English Version
But the Pharisees said to each other, "There is nothing we can do! Everyone in the world is following Jesus."

Good News Translation
The Pharisees then said to one another, "You see, we are not succeeding at all! Look, the whole world is following him!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Pharisees said to one another, "You see? You've accomplished nothing. Look--the world has gone after Him!"

International Standard Version
Then the Pharisees told one another, "You see, there is nothing you can do. Look, the world has gone after him!"

NET Bible
Thus the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you can do nothing. Look, the world has run off after him!"

New Heart English Bible
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "See how you accomplish nothing. Look, the whole world has gone after him."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Pharisees were saying to one another, “Do you see that you are not gaining anything? Behold, the whole world is going after him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Pharisees said to each other, "This is getting us nowhere. Look! The whole world is following him!"

New American Standard 1977
The Pharisees therefore said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

King James 2000 Bible
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Do you see how you can do nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

American King James Version
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive you how you prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

American Standard Version
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how ye prevail nothing: lo, the world is gone after him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves: Do you see that we prevail nothing? behold, the whole world is gone after him.

Darby Bible Translation
The Pharisees therefore said to one another, Ye see that ye profit nothing: behold, the world is gone after him.

English Revised Version
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how ye prevail nothing: lo, the world is gone after him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

Weymouth New Testament
The result was that the Pharisees said among themselves, "Observe how idle all your efforts are! The world is gone after him!"

World English Bible
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "See how you accomplish nothing. Behold, the world has gone after him."

Young's Literal Translation
the Pharisees, therefore, said among themselves, 'Ye see that ye do not gain anything, lo, the world did go after him.'
Study Bible
The Triumphal Entry
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!” 20Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the feast.…
Cross References
John 12:18
That is also why the crowd went out to meet Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign.

John 12:20
Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the feast.

Treasury of Scripture

The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive you how you prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

Perceive.

John 11:47-50
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles…

Matthew 21:15
And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,

Luke 19:47,48
And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, …

the world.

John 3:26
And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.

John 17:21
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.







Lexicon
Then
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

the
Οἱ (Hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Pharisees
Φαρισαῖοι (Pharisaioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

said
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

one another,
ἑαυτούς (heautous)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

“You can see
Θεωρεῖτε (Theōreite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2334: From a derivative of theaomai; to be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (experience) or intensively (acknowledge).

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

this is doing you no good.
ὠφελεῖτε (ōpheleite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5623: To help, benefit, do good, be useful (to), profit. From the same as opheleia; to be useful, i.e. To benefit.

Look [how]
ἴδε (ide)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

whole world
κόσμος (kosmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

has gone
ἀπῆλθεν (apēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

after
ὀπίσω (opisō)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3694: Behind, after; back, backwards. From the same as opisthen with enclitic of direction; to the back, i.e. Aback.

Him!”
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(19) Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing?--The words may be also read, "Look how ye profit nothing" (imperative); or, Ye perceive how ye profit nothing (indicative). Upon the whole this last is to be preferred. They blame each other for the failure of all their plans (comp. John 11:47), and prepare themselves to accept the counsel of Caiaphas.

Behold, the world is gone after him.--They use terms which express the bitterness of their despair. They who had asked in scorn, "Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?" who called "cursed" "this people who knoweth not the law" who followed Him (John 7:48-49), have heard Jews of Jerusalem express their belief in Him; and now, see Him whom they are seeking to kill, borne as the Messiah at the head of a throng of pilgrims.

The words rendered "gone after him" apply that they had gone away from themselves, and rejected their authority; and had then gone after Him. (Comp. Note on John 12:11.)

Verse 19. - The Pharisees therefore, at the sight of the popular enthusiasm, said to themselves; i.e. to their own inner circle. Hengstenberg thinks here is a hint of some medium of communication between John and the Pharisees, and imagines it to be found through Martha and Simon (her husband). Their language was, Perceive [ye] - or, ye perceive (either imperative or indicative) - that ye prevail nothing! The interrogative may also be a true translation. Do ye perceive that ye prevail nothing? On either hypothesis, it cannot be, as Chrysostom says, the language of the friends of Jesus among the Pharisees, but rather the cry of despair and rage. Behold, the (κόσμος) world has gone away after him. They are repenting that they had not followed out the coercive plans and murderous designs of Caiaphas, and had been content with half-measures. 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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