|New International Version (© 2011)|
When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there.
King James Bible
The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
American Standard Version
The Jews then who were with her in the house, and were consoling her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, supposing that she was going unto the tomb to weep there.
Young's Literal Translation
the Jews, therefore, who were with her in the house, and were comforting her, having seen Mary that she rose up quickly and went forth, followed her, saying -- 'She doth go away to the tomb, that she may weep there.'
John 11:31 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She goeth unto the grave to weep there - It appears that it was the custom for the nearest relatives of the deceased to go at times, during the three days of weeping, accompanied by their friends and neighbors, to mourn near the graves of the deceased. They supposed that the spirit hovered about the place where the body was laid for three days, to see whether it might be again permitted to enter, but, when it saw the face change, it knew that all hope was now past. It was on this ground that the seven days of lamentation succeeded the three days of weeping, because all hope was now taken away. They had traditions that, in the course of three days, persons who had died were raised again to life. See Lightfoot.
Mr. Ward says: "I once saw some Mussulman women, near Calcutta, lying on the new-made grave of a relation, weeping bitterly. In this manner the Mussulman females weep and strew flowers over the graves of relations, at the expiration of four days, and forty days, after the interment."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
John 11:19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
Genesis 37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said...
2 Samuel 12:16-18 David therefore sought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth...
1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
John 11:31 Parallel CommentariesAloud Belief Comforted Comforting Consoling Dead Followed Forth Goes Grave Hastily House Jews Mary Noticed Quickly Rise Risen Rose Supposing Tomb Weep WeepingAloud Belief Comforted Comforting Consoling Dead Followed Forth Goes Grave Hastily House Jews Mary Noticed Quickly Rise Risen Rose Supposing Tomb Weep WeepingTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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John 11:19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.
John 11:33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.