New Living Translation
Some Greeks who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration
King James Bible
And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
Darby Bible Translation
And there were certain Greeks among those who came up that they might worship in the feast;
World English Bible
Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast.
Young's Literal Translation
And there were certain Greeks out of those coming up that they may worship in the feast,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:20 Certain Greeks - A prelude of the Gentile Church. That these were circumcised does not appear. But they came up on purpose to worship the God of Israel.
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The Jewish leaders were puzzled by this statement. "Where is he planning to go?" they asked. "Is he thinking of leaving the country and going to the Jews in other lands? Maybe he will even teach the Greeks!
Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus--the man he had raised from the dead.
Then the Pharisees said to each other, "There's nothing we can do. Look, everyone has gone after him!"
So he started out, and he met the treasurer of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under the Kandake, the queen of Ethiopia. The eunuch had gone to Jerusalem to worship,
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