John 12:19
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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!"

King James Bible
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the 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.

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.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye prevail nothing - Either by your threatening or excommunications.

The world is gone after him - The whole mass of the people are becoming his disciples. This is a very common form of expression among the Jews, and simply answers to the French, tout le monde, and to the English, every body - the bulk of the people. Many MSS., versions, and fathers, add ὁλος, the Whole world. As our Lord's converts were rapidly increasing, the Pharisees thought it necessary to execute without delay what they had purposed at their first council. See John 11:53.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Perceive.

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

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...

Acts 4:16,17 Saying, What shall we do to these men...

Acts 5:27,28 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them...

the world.

John 3:26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes...

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us...

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

Psalm 49:1 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world:

Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers to the rulers of the city, crying...

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

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Easter Day
Chester Cathedral. 1870. St John xii. 24, 25. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." This is our Lord's own parable. In it He tells us that His death, His resurrection, His ascension, is a mystery which we may believe, not only because the Bible tells us of it, but because
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

September 22 Evening
O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.--MATT. 26:39. Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.--He . . . became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.--In the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Universal Magnet
'I, if I be lifted up ... will draw all men unto Me.'--JOHN xii. 32. 'Never man spake like this Man,' said the wondering Temple officials who were sent to apprehend Jesus. There are many aspects of our Lord's teaching in which it strikes one as unique; but perhaps none is more singular than the boundless boldness of His assertions of His importance to the world. Just think of such sayings as these: 'I am the Light of the world'; 'I am the Bread of Life'; 'I am the Door'; 'A greater than Solomon is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Son of Man
'... Who is this Son of Man?'--JOHN xii. 34. I have thought that a useful sermon may be devoted to the consideration of the remarkable name which our Lord gives to Himself--'the Son of Man.' And I have selected this instance of its occurrence, rather than any other, because it brings out a point which is too frequently overlooked, viz. that the name was an entirely strange and enigmatical one to the people who heard it. This question of utter bewilderment distinctly shows us that, and negatives,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
John 12:18
Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him.

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

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