They had heard about his great miracle sign (Jn 12:18-12:18)

“The reason

Why the crowd

Went to meet Jesus

Was that they had heard

That he had performed

This sign.”

διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ὑπήντησεν αὐτῷ ὁ ὄχλος, ὅτι ἤκουσαν τοῦτο αὐτὸν πεποιηκέναι τὸ σημεῖον.

Then John uniquely indicated that the reason why (διὰ τοῦτο) this crowd (ὁ ὄχλος) went to meet or greet (καὶ ὑπήντησεν) Jesus (αὐτῷ), was that they had heard about this (ὅτι ἤκουσαν τοῦτο) sign (τὸ σημεῖον), the raising of Lazarus from the tomb that he had performed or done (αὐτὸν πεποιηκέναι).  Once again, John put an emphasis on Jesus working signs and not miracles.  These signs pointed to the divine powers of Jesus.  The call of the dead Lazarus from the tomb was a powerful Jesus sign or miracle.  Do you accept the signs or miracles of Jesus?

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