New International Version
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."
King James Bible
And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
Darby Bible Translation
but I knew that thou always hearest me; but on account of the crowd who stand around I have said [it], that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
World English Bible
I know that you always listen to me, but because of the multitude that stands around I said this, that they may believe that you sent me."
Young's Literal Translation
and I knew that Thou always dost hear me, but, because of the multitude that is standing by, I said it, that they may believe that Thou didst send me.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Where the dead was laid - These words are wanting in BC*DL, three others; Syriac, Persic, Arabic, Sahidic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Vulgate, Saxon, and in all the Itala. Griesbach leaves them out of the text.
Father, I thank thee - As it was a common opinion that great miracles might be wrought by the power and in the name of the devil, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven, and invoked the supreme God before these unbelieving Jews, that they might see that it was by his power, and by his only, that this miracle was done; that every hinderance to this people's faith might be completely taken out of the way, and that their faith might stand, not in the wisdom of man, but in the power of the Most High. On this account our Lord says, he spoke because of the multitude, that they might see there was no diabolic influence here, and that God in his mercy had visited his people.
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Our friend sleepeth.--JOHN 11:11. I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. If the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. But now is Christ risen from the …
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June 22 Evening
A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!
Beloved, and yet Afflicted
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.
Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.
Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
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