John 12:17
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.

Darby Bible Translation
The crowd therefore that was with him bore witness because he had called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from among [the] dead.

World English Bible
The multitude therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, was testifying about it.

Young's Literal Translation
The multitude, therefore, who are with him, were testifying that he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and did raise him out of the dead;

John 12:17 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When he called - It appears that these people, who had seen him raise Lazarus from the dead, were publishing abroad the miracle, which increased the popularity of Christ, and the envy of the Pharisees.

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John 12:9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also...

John 11:31,45,46 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out...

Psalm 145:6,7 And men shall speak of the might of your terrible acts: and I will declare your greatness...

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John 1:19,32,34 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you...

John 5:35-39 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light...

John 8:13,14 The Pharisees therefore said to him, You bore record of yourself; your record is not true...

John 15:26,27 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father...

John 19:35 And he that saw it bore record, and his record is true: and he knows that he said true, that you might believe.

John 21:24 This is the disciple which testifies of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that he was taken up from us...

Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God has given to them that obey him.

1 John 5:9-12 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son...

Revelation 1:2 Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

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Easter Day
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
O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.--MATT. 26:39. Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.--He . . . became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.--In the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Universal Magnet
'I, if I be lifted up ... will draw all men unto Me.'--JOHN xii. 32. 'Never man spake like this Man,' said the wondering Temple officials who were sent to apprehend Jesus. There are many aspects of our Lord's teaching in which it strikes one as unique; but perhaps none is more singular than the boundless boldness of His assertions of His importance to the world. Just think of such sayings as these: 'I am the Light of the world'; 'I am the Bread of Life'; 'I am the Door'; 'A greater than Solomon is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Son of Man
'... Who is this Son of Man?'--JOHN xii. 34. I have thought that a useful sermon may be devoted to the consideration of the remarkable name which our Lord gives to Himself--'the Son of Man.' And I have selected this instance of its occurrence, rather than any other, because it brings out a point which is too frequently overlooked, viz. that the name was an entirely strange and enigmatical one to the people who heard it. This question of utter bewilderment distinctly shows us that, and negatives,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
John 11:42
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."

John 11:45
Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.

John 12:9
Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.

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