JOHN 12:32




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And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

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John 12:32 Translation & Meaning

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And I, κἀγὼ So also the dative case κἀμοί, and accusative case κἀμέ and (or also, even, etc.) I, (to) me And I
if ἐὰν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty if
I be lifted up ὑψωθῶ To elevate (literally or figuratively) lifted up
from ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) from
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
earth, γῆς Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) earth
will draw ἑλκύσω To drag (literally or figuratively) draw
all πάντας All, any, every, the whole all
men (No Greek definition. English implied.)
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
me. ἐμαυτόν Of myself so likewise the dative case ἐμαυτῷ, and accusative case ἐμαυτόν me

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  • 30  Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

  • 31  Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

  • 32  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

  • 33  This he said, signifying what death he should die.

  • 34  The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?


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