John 11:3
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New International Version
So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick."

New Living Translation
So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, "Lord, your dear friend is very sick."

English Standard Version
So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”

Berean Study Bible
So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one You love is sick."

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick."

New American Standard Bible
So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick."

King James Bible
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the sisters sent a message to Him: "Lord, the one You love is sick."

International Standard Version
So the sisters sent word to Jesus and told him, "Lord, the one whom you love is ill."

NET Bible
So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, "Lord, look, the one you love is sick."

New Heart English Bible
The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, "Lord, look, the one you love is sick."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his two sisters sent to Yeshua and they were saying, “Our Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the sisters sent a messenger to tell Jesus, "Lord, your close friend is sick."

New American Standard 1977
The sisters therefore sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick.

American King James Version
Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick.

American Standard Version
The sisters therefore sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His sisters therefore sent to him, saying: Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

Darby Bible Translation
The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

English Revised Version
The sisters therefore sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

Weymouth New Testament
So the sisters sent to Him to say, "Master, he whom you hold dear is ill."

World English Bible
The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, "Lord, behold, he for whom you have great affection is sick."

Young's Literal Translation
therefore sent the sisters unto him, saying, 'Sir, lo, he whom thou dost love is ailing;'
Study Bible
The Death of Lazarus
2(Mary, whose brother Lazarus was sick, was later to anoint the Lord with perfume and wipe His feet with her hair.) 3So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one You love is sick.” 4When Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”…
Cross References
Luke 7:13
When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said, "Do not weep."

John 11:2
(Mary, whose brother Lazarus was sick, was later to anoint the Lord with perfume and wipe His feet with her hair.)

John 11:5
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

John 11:11
After He had said this, He told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to wake him up."

John 11:21
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

John 11:36
Then the Jews said, "See how He loved him!"

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

Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick.

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John 11:1,5 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of …

John 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

Genesis 22:2 And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, …

Psalm 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in …

Philippians 2:26,27 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that …

2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus stayed at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

Hebrews 12:6,7 For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and whips every son whom he receives…

James 5:14,15 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

(3) Therefore his sisters sent unto him.--Better, The sisters therefore sent unto Him--i.e., because of the fact of the illness, which has been repeated at the close of the last verse, and also because of the intimacy between our Lord and this family, of which the anointing was a proof. (Comp. John 11:5.)

Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.--The words are given in the touching simplicity of the message just as they were sent by the sorrowing sisters. They feel that the sad news needs no addition, and that there is no necessity for a prayer for help. Weakness, conscious of strength which loves, needs but to utter itself. (Comp. John 11:21.)

Verse 3. - Therefore the sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick (ο{ν φιλεῖς nominative to ἀσθενεῖ). The sisters knew well what peril Jesus and his disciples would encounter by coming to Bethany, and they must have known that he could have healed him by a word; so they simply state the case. (On the difference between φιλεῖν and ἀγάπαν, see notes on John 5:20; 21:15, 17. Trench, 'New Test. Syn.,' § 12. The former word is that of personal affection and fondness, though occasion ally having grander associations and equivalent to amo, while ἀγαπάω is equivalent to diligo, and means the love of choice, of sentiment, of confidence and esteem.) There is delicate tact and beauty in the use of the two words, one by the sisters, the other by the evangelist. The statement of needs, the simple voice of our weakness, the infant's cry, goes up to heaven. The bleat of the lost lamb is enough for the good Shepherd. Therefore his sisters sent unto him,.... Both the sisters of Lazarus, Mary and Martha, sent to Jesus; they did not go themselves, being women, and the place where Jesus was, was at some distance; and besides, it was necessary they should abide at home, to attend their brother in his sickness, and therefore they sent a messenger, or messengers to Christ,

saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick; for it seems that Lazarus was in a very singular manner loved by Christ, as man, as John the beloved disciple was; and this is the rather put into the message by the sisters, to engage Jesus to come to his assistance; and they were very right in applying to Christ in this time of need, who is the physician, both of the bodies and souls of men; and are greatly to be commended both for their modesty and piety, in not prescribing to Christ what should be done in this case: and it may be further observed, that such who are the peculiar objects of Christ's love, are attended in this life with bodily sickness, disorders, and diseases, which are sent unto them, not in a way of vindictive wrath, but in love, and as fatherly chastisements; which, as they are designed, so they are overruled for their good; and are to be considered, not as instances of wrath, but as tokens of love. 3-5. his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, he whom thou lovest is sick—a most womanly appeal, yet how reverential, to the known affection of her Lord for the patient. (See Joh 11:5, 11). "Those whom Christ loves are no more exempt than others from their share of earthly trouble and anguish: rather are they bound over to it more surely" [Trench].11:1-6 It is no new thing for those whom Christ loves, to be sick; bodily distempers correct the corruption, and try the graces of God's people. He came not to preserve his people from these afflictions, but to save them from their sins, and from the wrath to come; however, it behoves us to apply to Him in behalf of our friends and relatives when sick and afflicted. Let this reconcile us to the darkest dealings of Providence, that they are all for the glory of God: sickness, loss, disappointment, are so; and if God be glorified, we ought to be satisfied. Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. The families are greatly favoured in which love and peace abound; but those are most happy whom Jesus loves, and by whom he is beloved. Alas, that this should seldom be the case with every person, even in small families. God has gracious intentions, even when he seems to delay. When the work of deliverance, temporal or spiritual, public or personal, is delayed, it does but stay for the right time.
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