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John 12:17

17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.

Read John 12:17 Using Other Translations

The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness.
Many in the crowd had seen Jesus call Lazarus from the tomb, raising him from the dead, and they were telling others about it.

What does John 12:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 12:17

The people therefore that was with him
The Jews, that came from Jerusalem to Bethany, to comfort the two sisters of Lazarus upon his death, who believed in Christ; and others of the town of Bethany, who with them were along with Christ:

when he called Lazarus out of his grave;
saying, Lazarus, come forth:

and raised him from the dead;
to life:

bare record:
to the Jews at Jerusalem, and to the people that came out of the several countries, of the truth of that fact; declaring, that they were eye and ear witnesses of the whole, and that it was a truth that might be depended on.

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