New Living Translation
And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself."
King James Bible
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Darby Bible Translation
and I, if I be lifted up out of the earth, will draw all to me.
World English Bible
And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."
Young's Literal Translation
and I, if I may be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:32 Lifted up from the earth - This is a Hebraism which signifies dying. Death in general is all that is usually imported. But our Lord made use of this phrase, rather than others that were equivalent, because it so well suited the particular manner of his death. I will draw all men - Gentiles as well as Jews. And those who follow my drawings, Satan shall not be able to keep.
LibraryJune 12. "We Would See Jesus" (John xii. 21).
"We would see Jesus" (John xii. 21). Glory to Him for all the things laid up for us in the days to come. Glory to Him for all the visions of service in the future; the opportunities of doing good that are far away as well as close at hand. Our Saviour was able to despise the cross for the joy that was before Him. Let us look up to Him, and rise up to Him till we get on high and are able to look out from the mount of vision over all the land of far distances. There shall not a single thing come to …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
November 19. "We Would See Jesus" (John xii. 21).
May 8. "Except a Corn of Wheat Fall into the Ground and Die" (John xii. 24).
April 14. "I if I be Lifted up from the Earth Will Draw all Men unto Me" (John xii. 32).
In that day the heir to David's throne will be a banner of salvation to all the world. The nations will rally to him, and the land where he lives will be a glorious place.
And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them up.
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will understand that I Am he. I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me.
The crowd responded, "We understood from Scripture that the Messiah would live forever. How can you say the Son of Man will die? Just who is this Son of Man, anyway?"
(This fulfilled Jesus' prediction about the way he would die.)
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