Why the crowd
Went to meet Jesus
Was that they had heard
That he had performed
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?