29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

Read John 12:29 Using Other Translations

The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."
When the crowd heard the voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him.