John 12:18

18 Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him.

Read John 12:18 Using Other Translations

For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.
The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.
That was the reason so many went out to meet him—because they had heard about this miraculous sign.

What does John 12:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 12:18

For this cause the people also met him
This was a principal reason, among others, which induced them to set out in the manner they did, with palm tree branches in their hands, and accost him as the king of Israel, when they met him, and hosanna'd him into the city:

for that they heard that he had done this miracle;
the witnesses were so many, and the proofs they gave so strong, that they firmly believed it: and this being a most amazing miracle, and which exceeded even any of the same kind; Jairus's daughter was but just dead, and the widow of Nain's son was not buried, when they were raised, but Lazarus had been dead and buried four days; it made a very strong impression upon the minds of the people, and engaged their attention to him, and belief in him.

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