|New International Version (© 2011)|
"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
King James Bible
Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
American Standard Version
Martha therefore said unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
Young's Literal Translation
Martha, therefore, said unto Jesus, 'Sir, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died;
John 11:21 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If thou hadst been here, my brother had not died - Mary said the same words to him a little after, John 11:32, which proves that these sisters had not a complete knowledge of the omnipotence of Christ: they thought he could cure at hand, but not at a distance; or they thought that it was because he did not know of their brother's indisposition that he permitted him to die. In either of these cases it plainly appears they had not a proper notion of his divinity; and indeed the following verse proves that they considered him in no other light than that of a prophet. Query - Was it not proper that Christ should, in general, as much as might be, hide the knowledge of his divinity from those with whom he ordinarily lodged? Had they known him fully, would not the reverence and awe connected with such a knowledge have overwhelmed them?
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John 11:32,37 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying to him, Lord, if you had been here...
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Matthew 9:18 While he spoke these things to them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead...
Luke 7:6-10,13-15 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord...
Luke 8:49-55 While he yet spoke, there comes one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Your daughter is dead...
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John 11:2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)
John 11:3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick."
John 11:32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
John 11:37 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"