New American Standard Bible
"I knew that You always hear Me; but because of the people standing around I said it, so that they may believe that You sent Me."
King James Bible
And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
Darby Bible Translation
but I knew that thou always hearest me; but on account of the crowd who stand around I have said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
World English Bible
I know that you always listen to me, but because of the multitude that stands around I said this, that they may believe that you sent me."
Young's Literal Translation
and I knew that Thou always dost hear me, but, because of the multitude that is standing by, I said it, that they may believe that Thou didst send me.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And I knew - "As for me. So far as I am concerned. I had no anxiety, no doubt as to myself, that I should always be heard; but the particular ground of gratitude is the benefit that will result to those who are witnesses." Jesus never prayed in vain. He never attempted to work a miracle in vain; and in all his miracles the ground of his joy was, not that he was to be praised or honored, but that others were to be benefited and God glorified.
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Jesus wept.--JOHN 11:35. A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.--We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities.--It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.--Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks …
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"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
When He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth."
because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and were believing in Jesus.
So the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.
Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes.
that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
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