John 12:31
New International Version
Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.

New Living Translation
The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.

English Standard Version
Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.

Berean Standard Bible
Now judgment is upon this world; now the prince of this world will be cast out.

Berean Literal Bible
Now is the judgment of this world; now the prince of this world will be cast out.

King James Bible
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

New King James Version
Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

New American Standard Bible
Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

NASB 1995
“Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

NASB 1977
“Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast out.

Amplified Bible
Now judgment is upon this world [the sentence is being passed]. Now the ruler of this world (Satan) will be cast out.

Christian Standard Bible
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

American Standard Version
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Now is the judgment of this world; now The Ruler of this world is hurled outside.”

Contemporary English Version
This world's people are now being judged, and the ruler of this world is already being thrown out!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

Good News Translation
Now is the time for this world to be judged; now the ruler of this world will be overthrown.

International Standard Version
Now is the time for the judgment of this world to begin. Now the ruler of this world will be thrown out.

Literal Standard Version
now is a judgment of this world, now will the ruler of this world be cast forth;

New American Bible
Now is the time of judgment on this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.

NET Bible
Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.

New Revised Standard Version
Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.

New Heart English Bible
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out.

Weymouth New Testament
Now is a judgement of this world: now will the Prince of this world be driven out.

World English Bible
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out.

Young's Literal Translation
now is a judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast forth;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Predicts His Death
30In response, Jesus said, “This voice was not for My benefit, but yours. 31Now judgment is upon this world; now the prince of this world will be cast out. 32And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw everyone to Myself.”…

Cross References
John 3:19
And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness rather than the Light because their deeds were evil.

John 9:39
Then Jesus declared, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind."

John 14:30
I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming, and he has no claim on Me.

John 16:11
and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world has been condemned.

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.


Treasury of Scripture

Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

is.

John 5:22-27
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: …

John 16:8-10
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: …

now.

John 14:30
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 16:11
Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.











(31) Now is the judgment of this world.--For the word "judgment" comp. Notes on John 3:17-19; John 16:11. There is here, following on the coming of the Greeks, which He reads as a sign, and upon the voice from heaven, which was a sign for the multitude, the thought of the Messianic kingdom, of which the first members were then present, and which was to comprehend all men. This thought includes--(1) the judgment (condemnatory) of this world; (2) the casting out of the prince of this world; (3) the establishment of His spiritual kingdom (John 12:32).

Now shall the prince of this world be cast out.--The title "prince of this world" was the regular Rabbinic title for Satan, whom they regarded as the ruler of the Gentiles, the Jews not being included in his kingdom. The reign of the true Messiah is over the Gentile and Jewish world alike; Gentiles as well as Jews are at this moment in the temple listening to Him; Jews as well as Gentiles have been subjects of the prince of this world (John 8:44; Romans 2). The world itself, as opposed to Christ, is condemned, for its unbelief crucifies Jesus Christ; but the Resurrection and Ascension are Heaven's witness that He is the Son of God. The world's condemnation is followed by the casting out of its ruler.

The whole future is present to the mind of Christ, and in the confidence of victory He uses the emphatic "now" of both the judgment of the world and the dethronement of its prince. It should be noted, however, that the tenses differ. The one is thought of as the immediate result of His death; the other is the gradual victory of truth, and is spoken of in the same future as the drawing all men of the following verse.

Verses 31-36. - 5. The judgment of this world. Verse 31. - Still more emphatically does Christ expound the heavenly voice, and vindicate for himself the most solemn position with reference to the world and its prince. The" world," or humanity evolving itself to the highest form of a complicated civilization, was present to him far more vividly than when the tempter showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them. Instead of holding them in royal fee of the devil, and of compelling them to do his bidding, he declares that his hour, which had come, was an hour of judicial condemnation for the world. The corruption of the world, the radical injury done to human nature, starts out on its beautiful and decorated front like the leprosy did on the face of Naaman. Now is a judgment of the world. Observe, not κρίσις. This is compatible with the statements of John 3:17-19, and not inconsistent with the frequent references in John 5. to the "last day." Because John gives prominence to the great principles of judgment, and implies that the books of remembrance and condemnation are written all over indelibly by the hand of the world itself, there is no proof that the Lord (in John) says nothing of the great catastrophic judgments of which the synoptic Gospels preserve the prophecy. Our Lord has rather revealed (according to John) the principles which make the judgment of the great day credible. What a man has become at any epoch of his existence, what a nation is about at any crisis of its history, whatsoever act represents the spirit of the whole world, is in each case the judgment which God, by his providence, passes upon him or it. Still more impressively with a second, Now, he adds, shall the prince of this world be cast out. The phrase, "archon of this world," is a well-known later Hebraic phrase for "the ruler of the darkness of this world," the shir-olam of the rabbinical books, the angel of death, to whom was entrusted the rulership of the world outside of the sacred family. Christ declares that his own hour, in which the world and its prince would seem to be triumphant, would be the hour when he should be cast out of earth as he had been already cast out of heaven. This expulsion and destruction of the power and works of the devil was one great end assigned to the manifestation of the Son of God (1 John 3:8). It is important, however, to notice the difference of tenses. "Now is the judgment of this world," - this is the immediate result of his death; "Now shall the prince of this world be east out" describes the gradual victory of truth, which is pursued more explicitly in the next verse.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

judgment
κρίσις (krisis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2920: Decision; by extension, a tribunal; by implication, justice.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

upon this
τούτου (toutou)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

world;
κόσμου (kosmou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

now
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prince
ἄρχων (archōn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 758: Present participle of archo; a first.

of this
τούτου (toutou)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

world
κόσμου (kosmou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

will be cast
ἐκβληθήσεται (ekblēthēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1544: To throw (cast, put) out; I banish; I bring forth, produce. From ek and ballo; to eject.

out.
ἔξω (exō)
Adverb
Strong's 1854: Without, outside. Adverb from ek; out(-side, of doors), literally or figuratively.


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