New International Version
So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!"
King James Bible
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
Darby Bible Translation
The Pharisees therefore said to one another, Ye see that ye profit nothing: behold, the world is gone after him.
World English Bible
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "See how you accomplish nothing. Behold, the world has gone after him."
Young's Literal Translation
the Pharisees, therefore, said among themselves, 'Ye see that ye do not gain anything, lo, the world did go after him.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye prevail nothing - Either by your threatening or excommunications.
The world is gone after him - The whole mass of the people are becoming his disciples. This is a very common form of expression among the Jews, and simply answers to the French, tout le monde, and to the English, every body - the bulk of the people. Many MSS., versions, and fathers, add ὁλος, the Whole world. As our Lord's converts were rapidly increasing, the Pharisees thought it necessary to execute without delay what they had purposed at their first council. See John 11:53.
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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 …
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