Free eBook: Getting Through the Storms in Life

John 11:42

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.”

Read John 11:42 Using Other Translations

And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me."
You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.”

What does John 11:42 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 11:42

And I knew that thou hearest me always
Which was not only a support to the faith of Christ, as man, but is also to his people, whose advocate, intercessor, and mediator he is.

But because of the people which stand by, I said [it];
that he was heard, and always heard by God; and, therefore must have great interest in his affection, and knowledge of his will; yea, their wills must be the same:

that they may believe that thou hast sent me:
for if he had not sent him, he would never have heard him in anything, and much less in everything; wherefore this was a full proof, and clear evidence of his divine mission.

California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice