John 11:48

48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.”

Read John 11:48 Using Other Translations

If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation."
If we allow him to go on like this, soon everyone will believe in him. Then the Roman army will come and destroy both our Temple and our nation.”

What does John 11:48 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 11:48

If we let him thus alone
Going about from place to place, teaching the people, and doing such miracles:

all men will believe on him;
the whole nation will receive him as the Messiah, and proclaim him their king, and yield a cheerful obedience to all his commands:

the Romans will come;
against us, with their powerful armies; interpreting the setting him up as Messiah, to be an instance of rebellion against Caesar, and his government:

and take away both our place and nation;
that is, will destroy the temple, their holy place, the place of their religion and worship; and their city, the place of their habitation, and lay waste their country; and take away from them that little share of power and government they had, and strip them both of their civil and religious privileges: the Persic version renders it, "they will take away our place, and make a decree against our religion".

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