New International Version
Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
King James Bible
Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said, Not on my account has this voice come, but on yours.
World English Bible
Jesus answered, "This voice hasn't come for my sake, but for your sakes.
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered and said, 'Not because of me hath this voice come, but because of you;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes - Probably meaning those Greeks who had been brought to him by Philip and Andrew. The Jews had frequent opportunities of seeing his miracles, and of being convinced that he was the Messiah; but these Greeks, who were to be a first fruits of the Gentiles, had never any such opportunity. For their sakes, therefore, to confirm them in the faith, this miraculous voice appears to have come from heaven.
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
I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me."
Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.
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