New International Version
The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had 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.
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.
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.'
John 12:29 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The people - said that it thundered: others - an angel spake to him - Bishop Pearce says, Probably there was thunder as well as a voice, as in Exodus 19:16, Exodus 19:17, and some persons, who were at a small distance, might hear the thunder without hearing the voice; while others heard the voice too; and these last said, "An angel hath spoken to him."
Wetstein supposes that the voice was in the language then in use among the Jews; which the Greeks, not understanding, took for thunder; the others, the Jews, who did understand it, said it was the voice of an angel. In Revelation 6:1, the voice of one of the living creatures is compared to thunder; and in Revelation 10:3, the voice of an angel is compared to seven thunders. The voice mentioned was probably very loud, which some heard distinctly, others indistinctly; hence the variety of opinion.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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
The Universal Magnet
The Son of Man
The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone.
There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. "We find nothing wrong with this man," they said. "What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"
Jump to PreviousAngel Crowd Heard Hearing Messenger Multitude Others Sound Standing Stood Talking Thunder Thundered
Jump to NextAngel Crowd Heard Hearing Messenger Multitude Others Sound Standing Stood Talking Thunder Thundered
LinksJohn 12:29 NIV
John 12:29 NLT
John 12:29 ESV
John 12:29 NASB
John 12:29 KJV
John 12:29 Bible Apps
John 12:29 Biblia Paralela
John 12:29 Chinese Bible
John 12:29 French Bible
John 12:29 German Bible
John 12:29 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.