John 12:29
New International Version
The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

New Living Translation
When the crowd heard the voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him.

English Standard Version
The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”

Berean Study Bible
The crowd standing there heard it and said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to Him.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the crowd having stood, and having heard, was saying, "There has been thunder." Others were saying, "An angel has spoken to Him."

New American Standard Bible
So the crowd of people who stood by and heard it were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, "An angel has spoken to Him."

King James Bible
The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.

Christian Standard Bible
The crowd standing there heard it and said it was thunder. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."

Contemporary English Version
When the crowd heard the voice, some of them thought it was thunder. Others thought an angel had spoken to Jesus.

Good News Translation
The crowd standing there heard the voice, and some of them said it was thunder, while others said, "An angel spoke to him!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The crowd standing there heard it and said it was thunder. Others said that an angel had spoken to Him.

International Standard Version
The crowd standing there heard this and said that it was thunder. Others were saying, "An angel has spoken to him."

NET Bible
The crowd that stood there and heard the voice said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to him.

New Heart English Bible
The crowd therefore, who stood by and heard it, said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the crowd that was standing there heard, and they were saying, “It was thunder”, and others were saying “An Angel spoke with him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The crowd standing there heard the voice and said that it had thundered. Others in the crowd said that an angel had talked to him.

New American Standard 1977
The multitude therefore, who stood by and heard it, were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, “An angel has spoken to Him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The people, therefore, that were present and heard it, said that it thundered; others said, An angel spoke to him.

King James 2000 Bible
The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him.

American King James Version
The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him.

American Standard Version
The multitude therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it had thundered: others said, An angel hath spoken to him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The multitude therefore that stood and heard, said that it thundered. Others said: An angel spoke to him.

Darby Bible Translation
The crowd therefore, which stood [there] and heard [it], said that it had thundered. Others said, An angel has spoken to him.

English Revised Version
The multitude therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it had thundered: others said, An angel hath spoken to him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered. Others said, An angel spoke to him.

Weymouth New Testament
The crowd that stood by and heard it, said that there had been thunder. Others said, "An angel spoke to him."

World English Bible
The multitude therefore, who stood by and heard it, said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."

Young's Literal Translation
the multitude, therefore, having stood and heard, were saying that there hath been thunder; others said, 'A messenger hath spoken to him.'
Study Bible
Jesus Predicts His Death
28Father, glorify Your name!” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29The crowd standing there heard it and said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to Him. 30In response, Jesus said, “This voice was not for My benefit, but yours.…
Cross References
Acts 9:7
The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless. They heard the voice but did not see anyone.

Acts 23:9
A great clamor arose, and some scribes from the party of the Pharisees got up and contended sharply, "We find nothing wrong with this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"

Treasury of Scripture

The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him.

thundered.

Exodus 19:16
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

Exodus 20:18
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

Job 37:2-5
Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth…

An angel.

Acts 23:8,9
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both…

Revelation 18:1,2
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory…







Lexicon
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.

crowd
ὄχλος (ochlos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

standing [there]
ἑστὼς (hestōs)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

heard [it]
ἀκούσας (akousas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

[and] said that
ἔλεγεν (elegen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

it had
γεγονέναι (gegonenai)
Verb - Perfect Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

thundered.
Βροντὴν (Brontēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1027: Thunder. Akin to bremo; thunder.

Others
ἄλλοι (alloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

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

an angel
Ἄγγελος (Angelos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

had spoken
λελάληκεν (lelalēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

to Him.
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 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.
(29) The people . . . . said that it thundered.--Better, the multitude. Nothing could be stronger testimony to the fact that this narrative was written by one who was present at the events of which he tells, than the way in which these thoughts of the people at the time are preserved to us. Their insertion by a later hand is all but impossible; and they are, moreover, opposed to what must be assumed as the object of a later writer. In a treatise to prove the divinity of Christ there could be no place for them. In a Gospel which assumes the truth that He is divine, and does not seek to prove it, but to bear witness to the life which carries its own proof (comp. Notes on John 1:7; John 20:30-31), they are evidence that the witness is true. The fact that St. John clearly means us to understand (John 12:28) that a distinct voice spake from heaven does not forbid our understanding also that this voice was heard more or less distinctly, or was as a voice not heard at all, in proportion as the hearts of the hearers were or were not receptive of the voice of God. To some it seemed but as natural thunder, but their own Scripture had taught again and again "God thundereth marvellously with His voice: great things doeth He which we cannot comprehend," and the religious interpretation of nature hears everywhere the voice of God. Others, and these must have been Pharisees (comp. Acts 23:8-9), recognise a voice which is more than that of nature or of man, and think that an angel hath spoken. (Comp. Note on John 5:4.)

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.
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