John 12:20
New International Version
Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.

New Living Translation
Some Greeks who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration

English Standard Version
Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks.

Berean Study Bible
Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the feast.

Berean Literal Bible
Now there were certain Greeks among those coming up that they might worship at the feast.

New American Standard Bible
Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast;

King James Bible
And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:

Christian Standard Bible
Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival.

Contemporary English Version
Some Greeks had gone to Jerusalem to worship during Passover.

Good News Translation
Some Greeks were among those who had gone to Jerusalem to worship during the festival.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival.

International Standard Version
Now some Greeks were among those who had come up to worship at the festival.

NET Bible
Now some Greeks were among those who had gone up to worship at the feast.

New Heart English Bible
Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there were also some of them from among the Gentiles who came up to worship at the feast.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some Greeks were among those who came to worship during the Passover festival.

New American Standard 1977
Now there were certain Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast;

King James 2000 Bible
And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:

American King James Version
And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:

American Standard Version
Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there were certain Gentiles among them, who came up to adore on the festival day.

Darby Bible Translation
And there were certain Greeks among those who came up that they might worship in the feast;

English Revised Version
Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast:

Webster's Bible Translation
And there were certain Greeks among them, that came to worship at the feast.

Weymouth New Testament
Now some of those who used to come up to worship at the Festival were Greeks.

World English Bible
Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast.

Young's Literal Translation
And there were certain Greeks out of those coming up that they may worship in the feast,
Study Bible
Jesus Predicts His Death
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. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested of him, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.”…
Cross References
John 7:35
At this, the Jews said to one another, "Where does He intend to go that we will not find Him? Will He go where the Jews are dispersed among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?

John 12:1
Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the hometown of Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.

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!"

Acts 8:27
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official in charge of the entire treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship,

Treasury of Scripture

And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:

Greeks.

John 7:35
Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?

Mark 7:26
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

Acts 14:1
And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.

to worship.

1 Kings 8:41-43
Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; …

Isaiah 11:10
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

Isaiah 60:2-14
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee…







Lexicon
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

there were
Ἦσαν (Ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

some
τινες (tines)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

Greeks
Ἕλληνές (Hellēnes)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1672: From Hellas; a Hellen or inhabitant of Hellas; by extension a Greek-speaking person, especially a non-Jew.

among
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

those who
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive 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.

went up
ἀναβαινόντων (anabainontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 305: To go up, mount, ascend; of things: I rise, spring up, come up. From ana and the base of basis; to go up.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

worship
προσκυνήσωσιν (proskynēsōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4352: From pros and a probable derivative of kuon; to fawn or crouch to, i.e. prostrate oneself in homage.

at
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine 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.

feast.
ἑορτῇ (heortē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1859: A festival, feast, periodically recurring. Of uncertain affinity; a festival.
(20) And there were certain Greeks.--Comp. Note on John 7:35, where we have the same word in the original, and Acts 6:1; Acts 9:29; and Acts 11:20. They were not Hellenists, i.e., Greek Jews, but Hellenes, i.e., Gentiles.

Among them that came up to worship at the feast.--The words imply that they were in the habit of going up to Jerusalem at the feasts, i.e., that though Greeks by birth, they had been admitted to the privileges of Judaism. They belonged to the class known as "Proselytes of the Gate." (Comp. Notes on Matthew 23:15 and Acts 8:27.)

Verse 20. - Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast. Τινες implies a group, and a larger company of these ἀναβαινόντων, who were and are in the habit of going up (perhaps were still doing it even when John, before writing his Gospel, had first put the narrative into words). They went up with a view to worship in the feast, that is, there were burnt offerings and thank offerings which they were allowed to present. This shows that they were not heathen nor uncircumcised Hellenists, whichever view of that word be accepted. 12:20-26 In attendance upon holy ordinances, particularly the gospel passover, the great desire of our souls should be to see Jesus; to see him as ours, to keep up communion with him, and derive grace from him. The calling of the Gentiles magnified the Redeemer. A corn of wheat yields no increase unless it is cast into the ground. Thus Christ might have possessed his heavenly glory alone, without becoming man. Or, after he had taken man's nature, he might have entered heaven alone, by his own perfect righteousness, without suffering or death; but then no sinner of the human race could have been saved. The salvation of souls hitherto, and henceforward to the end of time, is owing to the dying of this Corn of wheat. Let us search whether Christ be in us the hope of glory; let us beg him to make us indifferent to the trifling concerns of this life, that we may serve the Lord Jesus with a willing mind, and follow his holy example.
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