JOHN 12:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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, whom he had raised from the dead.”

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John 12:9 Translation & Meaning

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Much πολὺς (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely Much
people ὄχλος A throng (as borne along); by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot people
of 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) of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Jews Ἰουδαίων Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jews
therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
knew Ἔγνω To "know" (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed) knew
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
he was ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are he was
there: ἐκεῖ There; by extension, thither there
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they came ἦλθον To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
for sake διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) sake
Jesus' Ἰησοῦν Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
only, μόνον Merely only
but ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
they might see ἴδωσιν Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know might see
Lazarus Λάζαρον Lazarus (i.e., Elazar), the name of two Israelites Lazarus
also, καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
whom ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
he had raised ἤγειρεν To waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e., rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) raised
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 dead. νεκρῶν Dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun) dead

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  • 7  Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

  • 8  For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

  • 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, whom he had raised from the dead.

  • 10  But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

  • 11  Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.




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