51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation,

Read John 11:51 Using Other Translations

And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
He did not say this on his own; as high priest at that time he was led to prophesy that Jesus would die for the entire nation.