John 11:51

Not of himself (ap eautou ouk). Not wholly of himself, John means. There was more in what Caiaphas said than he understood. His language is repeated in Romans 18:14 . Prophesied (eprophteusen). Aorist active indicative of prophteuw. But certainly unconscious prophecy on his part and purely accidental. Caiaphas meant only what was mean and selfish. That Jesus should die (oti emellen Ihsou apoqnhskein). Imperfect active of mellw in indirect discourse instead of the usual present retained after a secondary tense (eprophteusen) as sometimes occurs (see Romans 2:25 ).