John 11:8
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New International Version
"But Rabbi," they said, "a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?"

New Living Translation
But his disciples objected. "Rabbi," they said, "only a few days ago the people in Judea were trying to stone you. Are you going there again?"

English Standard Version
The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?”

Berean Study Bible
"Rabbi," they replied, "the Jews just tried to stone You, and You are going back there?"

Berean Literal Bible
The disciples say to Him, "Rabbi, just now the Jews were seeking to stone You, and You are going there again?"

New American Standard Bible
The disciples said to Him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?"

King James Bible
His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rabbi," the disciples told Him, "just now the Jews tried to stone You, and You're going there again?"

International Standard Version
The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jewish leaders were just now trying to stone you to death, and you are going back there again?"

NET Bible
The disciples replied, "Rabbi, the Jewish leaders were just now trying to stone you to death! Are you going there again?"

New Heart English Bible
The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jewish leaders were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His disciples were saying to him, “Our Rabbi, the Judeans had been just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, not long ago the Jews wanted to stone you to death. Do you really want to go back there?"

New American Standard 1977
The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
His disciples said unto him, Rabbi, the Jews of late sought to stone thee, and goest thou there again?

King James 2000 Bible
His disciples said unto him, Teacher, the Jews have just sought to stone you; and go you there again?

American King James Version
His disciples say to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone you; and go you thither again?

American Standard Version
The disciples say unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The disciples say to him: Rabbi, the Jews but now sought to stone thee: and goest thou thither again?

Darby Bible Translation
The disciples say to him, Rabbi, [even but] now the Jews sought to stone thee, and goest thou thither again?

English Revised Version
The disciples say unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

Webster's Bible Translation
His disciples say to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

Weymouth New Testament
"Rabbi," exclaimed the disciples, "the Jews have just been trying to stone you, and do you think of going back there again?"

World English Bible
The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?"

Young's Literal Translation
the disciples say to him, 'Rabbi, now were the Jews seeking to stone thee, and again thou dost go thither!'
Study Bible
The Death of Lazarus
7Finally, He said to the disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” 8“Rabbi, they replied, “the Jews just tried to stone You, and You are going back” there? 9Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? If anyone walks in the daytime, he will not stumble, because he sees by the light of this world.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:7
the greetings in the marketplaces, and the title of 'Rabbi' by which they are addressed.

Matthew 23:8
But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.

John 4:31
Meanwhile, the disciples urged Him, "Rabbi, eat something."

John 8:59
At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus hid Himself and slipped away from the temple area.

John 10:31
At this, the Jews again picked up stones to stone Him.

John 11:19
and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them in the loss of their brother.
Treasury of Scripture

His disciples say to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone you; and go you thither again?

the Jews.

John 10:31,39 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him…

Psalm 11:1-3 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird …

Matthew 16:21-23 From that time forth began Jesus to show to his disciples, how that …

Acts 21:12,13 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, …

and goest.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

(8) Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee.--Better, Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone Thee. (Comp. Notes on John 1:39; John 10:31.) They think of the danger to Him, and are not without thought of the danger to themselves (John 11:16). It shows that the hatred of the Jews had now made it unsafe for our Lord and His disciples to be within their reach. The impression we derive from this verse is that the retirement into Gaulonitis had been of no long duration, when the message from Bethany came to interrupt it.

Verse 8. - The Aramaic word "Rabbi" is frequently used by John, as the term of respect applied to both the Baptist and our Lord. The extraordinary dignity which the Jews accorded to their rabbis may throw some light upon the honorific title when yielded or conceded to Christ. The disciples say unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? The νῦν ἐξήτουν imply the continuous process of their antagonism only just now arrested by a timely flight. Here in Peraea Jesus found appreciative listeners. The disciples are more in fear for their Master than for themselves. The residence beyond Jordan had been brief, and they are amazed that the Lord will so soon put himself in the power of that seething and hostile crowd. How different this language from that of his own brothers (John 7:3-5)! His disciples said unto him, master,.... Addressing him very reverently, and with great concern for his safety, as well as their own:

the Jews of late, or but now,

sought to stone thee; as they had attempted to do twice in a very little time; see John 8:59;

and goest thou thither again? where there are so many enemies; and so much danger, and but little hope of doing much good; whereas here he was among his friends, and in safety, and very useful. 8. His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought, etc.—literally, "were (just) now seeking" "to stone thee" (Joh 10:31).

goest thou thither again?—to certain death, as Joh 11:16 shows they thought.11:7-10 Christ never brings his people into any danger but he goes with them in it. We are apt to think ourselves zealous for the Lord, when really we are only zealous for our wealth, credit, ease, and safety; we have therefore need to try our principles. But our day shall be lengthened out, till our work is done, and our testimony finished. A man has comfort and satisfaction while in the way of his duty, as set forth by the word of God, and determined by the providence of God. Christ, wherever he went, walked in the day; and so shall we, if we follow his steps. If a man walks in the way of his heart, and according to the course of this world, if he consults his own carnal reasonings more than the will and glory of God, he falls into temptations and snares. He stumbles, because there is no light in him; for light in us is to our moral actions, that which light about us to our natural actions.
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