John 12:33

33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

Read John 12:33 Using Other Translations

This he said, signifying what death he should die.
He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die.
He said this to indicate how he was going to die.

What does John 12:33 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 12:33

This he said
These are the words of the evangelist, interpreting the design of Christ in the above words, thereby

signifying what death he should die;
the phrase of being lifted up from the earth, not only signified his death, but the kind, or manner of it, that it should be by crucifixion; a person crucified being stretched forth upon a cross, and that erected, was lifted up between earth and heaven.

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