John 11:28
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New International Version
After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. "The Teacher is here," she said, "and is asking for you."

New Living Translation
Then she returned to Mary. She called Mary aside from the mourners and told her, "The Teacher is here and wants to see you."

English Standard Version
When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.”

Berean Study Bible
After Martha had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside to tell her, “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.”

Berean Literal Bible
And having said these things she went away and called her sister Mary secretly, having said, "The Teacher is come, and He calls you."

New American Standard Bible
When she had said this, she went away and called Mary her sister, saying secretly, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you."

King James Bible
And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Having said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you."

Contemporary English Version
After Martha said this, she went and privately said to her sister Mary, "The Teacher is here, and he wants to see you."

Good News Translation
After Martha said this, she went back and called her sister Mary privately. "The Teacher is here," she told her, "and is asking for you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Having said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you."

International Standard Version
When she had said this, she went away and called her sister Mary and told her privately, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you!"

NET Bible
And when she had said this, Martha went and called her sister Mary, saying privately, "The Teacher is here and is asking for you."

New Heart English Bible
And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary, her sister, secretly, saying, "The Teacher is here, and is calling you."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when she had said these things, she went and called Maryam her sister, secretly, and she said to her, “Our Rabbi has come and has called for you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After Martha had said this, she went back home and whispered to her sister Mary, "The teacher is here, and he is calling for you."

New American Standard 1977
And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister, saying secretly, “The Teacher is here, and is calling for you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And having said this, she went away and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calls for thee.

King James 2000 Bible
And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is come, and calls for you.

American King James Version
And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calls for you.

American Standard Version
And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is here, and calleth thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when she had said these things, she went, and called her sister Mary secretly, saying: The master is come, and calleth for thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And having said this, she went away and called her sister Mary secretly, saying, The teacher is come and calls thee.

English Revised Version
And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is here, and calleth thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when she had so said, she went and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

Weymouth New Testament
After saying this, she went and called her sister Mary privately, telling her, "The Rabbi is here and is asking for you."

World English Bible
When she had said this, she went away, and called Mary, her sister, secretly, saying, "The Teacher is here, and is calling you."

Young's Literal Translation
And these things having said, she went away, and called Mary her sister privately, saying, 'The Teacher is present, and doth call thee;'
Study Bible
Jesus Comforts Martha and Mary
27“Yes, Lord,” she answered, “I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.” 28After Martha had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside to tell her, “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.” 29And when Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:18
He answered, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him that the Teacher says, ‘My time is near. I will keep the Passover with My disciples at your house.’”

Mark 14:14
and whichever house he enters, say to the owner, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is My guest room, where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?’

Luke 22:11
and say to the owner of that house, ‘The Teacher asks, “Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’

John 11:29
And when Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to Him.

John 11:30
Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met Him.

John 13:13
You call Me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, because I am.

Treasury of Scripture

And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calls for you.

and called.

John 11:20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and …

John 1:41,45 He first finds his own brother Simon, and said to him, We have found …

John 21:7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the …

Zechariah 3:10 In that day, said the LORD of hosts, shall you call every man his …

Luke 10:38-42 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village…

1 Thessalonians 4:17,18 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with …

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

Hebrews 12:12 Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

The Master.

John 13:13 You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.

John 20:16 Jesus said to her, Mary. She turned herself, and said to him, Rabboni; …

come.

John 10:3 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls …

Songs 2:8-14 The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping on the mountains, …

Mark 10:49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call …







(28) And called Mary her sister secretly.--It was done secretly to avoid attracting the notice of the Jews who were with her (John 11:19; John 11:31). This, we have seen (John 11:20), accounts for the fact that our Lord did not Himself go to the house. That the care was not unnecessary is seen from John 11:46.

The Master is come (better, is here), and calleth for thee.--The word here rendered "Master" is not the Hebrew Rabbi (comp. Note on John 1:38), but the Greek word answering to our "Teacher." (Comp. John 13:13-14.) He is not named, but Mary at once knows who is intended. (Comp. Mark 14:14.) Perhaps the name was that by which they usually spoke of Him who had been their Teacher. We are not told that our Lord sent for Mary, but we must assume that Martha conveyed the message which she herself had heard.

Verse 28. - When she had said this, she departed, and called Mary her sister secretly. Observe the important emendation of text from ταῦτα to τοῦτο. When she had made this great utterance, her heart is big with hope. The grim shadow of death is now transparent to a heavenly light. She must share her hope with her sister. Jesus gave the commission to fetch Mary, as is obvious from the words of Martha which follow. The term "secretly" (λάθρα), when elsewhere used, precedes the verb with which it is associated, and therefore here it is joined with εἰποῦσα, whispering to her, lest the hostile Jews should hear and intercept the interview. The Master (the Teacher) used absolutely (cf. John 13:13) - is here, and calleth for thee. Sacred summons! Martha expected (as Euthymius suggested) that some blessing might come from his words. And when she had so said,.... Had expressed her faith in Christ in such terms, as the apostles themselves did, Matthew 16:16 John 1:49.

She went her way; from Christ, being ordered by him to go to her sister Mary, and fetch her to him:

and called Mary her sister secretly; either beckoned her to come to her, or whispered her in the ear privately, as Nonnus paraphrases it, that the Jews, who were enemies to Christ, might not hear:

saying, the master is come; near the town; is not a great way off: she might use the phrase, "the master", for greater privacy, that should she be overheard, it would not be who she meant; and because it was an usual appellation by which Christ was called in that family, and by which he was well known; and was expressive of honour to him, and subjection in them as his disciples:

and calleth for thee; to come to him; Christ asked after her, desired to see her, and ordered her to come to him; which was an instance of his respect for her. 28-32. The Master is come and calleth for thee—The narrative does not give us this interesting detail, but Martha's words do.11:17-32 Here was a house where the fear of God was, and on which his blessing rested; yet it was made a house of mourning. Grace will keep sorrow from the heart, but not from the house. When God, by his grace and providence, is coming towards us in ways of mercy and comfort, we should, like Martha, go forth by faith, hope, and prayer, to meet him. When Martha went to meet Jesus, Mary sat still in the house; this temper formerly had been an advantage to her, when it put her at Christ's feet to hear his word; but in the day of affliction, the same temper disposed her to melancholy. It is our wisdom to watch against the temptations, and to make use of the advantages of our natural tempers. When we know not what in particular to ask or expect, let us refer ourselves to God; let him do as seemeth him good. To enlarge Martha's expectations, our Lord declared himself to be the Resurrection and the Life. In every sense he is the Resurrection; the source, the substance, the first-fruits, the cause of it. The redeemed soul lives after death in happiness; and after the resurrection, both body and soul are kept from all evil for ever. When we have read or heard the word of Christ, about the great things of the other world, we should put it to ourselves, Do we believe this truth? The crosses and comforts of this present time would not make such a deep impression upon us as they do, if we believed the things of eternity as we ought. When Christ our Master comes, he calls for us. He comes in his word and ordinances, and calls us to them, calls us by them, calls us to himself. Those who, in a day of peace, set themselves at Christ's feet to be taught by him, may with comfort, in a day of trouble, cast themselves at his feet, to find favour with him.
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