John 12:33
New International Version
He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

New Living Translation
He said this to indicate how he was going to die.

English Standard Version
He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die.

Berean Study Bible
He said this to indicate the kind of death He was going to die.

Berean Literal Bible
Now He was saying this, signifying by what death He was about to die.

King James Bible
This he said, signifying what death he should die.

New King James Version
This He said, signifying by what death He would die.

New American Standard Bible
Now He was saying this to indicate what kind of death He was going to die.

NASB 1995
But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.

NASB 1977
But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.

Amplified Bible
He said this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.

Christian Standard Bible
He said this to indicate what kind of death he was about to die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said this to signify what kind of death He was about to die.

American Standard Version
But this he said, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said this that he might show by what death he would die.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus was talking about the way he would be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
(Now this he said, signifying what death he should die.)

English Revised Version
But this he said, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

Good News Translation
In saying this he indicated the kind of death he was going to suffer.)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
By saying this, he indicated how he was going to die.

International Standard Version
He said this to indicate the kind of death he was about to die.

Literal Standard Version
And this He said signifying by what death He was about to die;

NET Bible
(Now he said this to indicate clearly what kind of death he was going to die.)

New Heart English Bible
But he said this, signifying by what kind of death he should die.

Weymouth New Testament
He said this to indicate the kind of death He would die.

World English Bible
But he said this, signifying by what kind of death he should die.

Young's Literal Translation
And this he said signifying by what death he was about to die;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Predicts His Death
32And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw everyone to Myself.” 33 He said this to indicate the kind of death He was going to die. 34The crowd replied, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ will remain forever. So how can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?”…

Cross References
John 18:32
This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to indicate the kind of death He was going to die.

John 21:19
Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. And after He had said this, He told him, "Follow Me."


Treasury of Scripture

This he said, signifying what death he should die.

signifying.

John 18:32
That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.

John 21:19
This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.









(33) By what death he should die.--Better, by what manner of death . . . (Comp. John 18:32.) The words are the Apostle's interpretation of the saying of our Lord. He remembers it as he has recorded it twice before (John 3:14; John 8:28), but he adds here words ("from the earth") which supply another thought, though the two thoughts are not inconsistent. The words bear the double sense, and looking back upon the fact of the Crucifixion, he sees in that a lifting up which was part of the great moral victory over the world, and in the very cross of shame he sees the throne of glory.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

this
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

to indicate
σημαίνων (sēmainōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4591: To signify, indicate, give a sign, make known. From sema; to indicate.

the kind of
ποίῳ (poiō)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4169: Of what sort. From the base of pou and hoios; individualizing interrogative what sort of, or which one.

death
θανάτῳ (thanatō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

He was going
ἤμελλεν (ēmellen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

to die.
ἀποθνήσκειν (apothnēskein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.


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