The reason for the voice (Jn 12:30-12:30)

“Jesus answered.

‘This voice

Has come

For your sake,

Not for mine.’”

ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς καὶ εἶπεν Οὐ δι’ ἐμὲ ἡ φωνὴ αὕτη γέγονεν ἀλλὰ δι’ ὑμᾶς.

Then John uniquely indicated that Jesus (Ἰησοῦς) answered (ἀπεκρίθη) them by saying (καὶ εἶπεν) that this voice (ἡ φωνὴ αὕτη) from heaven had come (γέγονεν) for their sake (ἀλλὰ δι’ ὑμᾶς), not for his sake (Οὐ δι’ ἐμὲ).  This was like a sign that Jesus was divine since God, the Father, in heaven spoke directly to him.  Jesus emphasized that this sign was for them not for him.  What signs are you looking for?

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