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John 12:11

12:11 many of the Jews. The religious leaders were losing popularity: Nicodemus seemed to have defected (7:50–52); some Jews had believed in Christ, however superficially (8:30 note); some were impressed by the healing of the man born blind (10:21); Jesus seemed to be gaining followers across the Jordan (10:41, 42); and now Lazarus’s resurrection was leading still more to faith in Him (vv. 17, 18; 11:45). All this prepared for the acclaim that Jesus would receive at His triumphal entry, which led the Pharisees to say, “the world has gone after him” (v. 19).