John 11:42
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New International Version
I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me."

King James Bible
And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

Darby Bible Translation
but I knew that thou always hearest me; but on account of the crowd who stand around I have said [it], that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

World English Bible
I know that you always listen to me, but because of the multitude that stands around I said this, that they may believe that you sent me."

Young's Literal Translation
and I knew that Thou always dost hear me, but, because of the multitude that is standing by, I said it, that they may believe that Thou didst send me.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Where the dead was laid - These words are wanting in BC*DL, three others; Syriac, Persic, Arabic, Sahidic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Vulgate, Saxon, and in all the Itala. Griesbach leaves them out of the text.

Father, I thank thee - As it was a common opinion that great miracles might be wrought by the power and in the name of the devil, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven, and invoked the supreme God before these unbelieving Jews, that they might see that it was by his power, and by his only, that this miracle was done; that every hinderance to this people's faith might be completely taken out of the way, and that their faith might stand, not in the wisdom of man, but in the power of the Most High. On this account our Lord says, he spoke because of the multitude, that they might see there was no diabolic influence here, and that God in his mercy had visited his people.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I knew.

John 11:22 But I know, that even now, whatever you will ask of God, God will give it you.

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 12:27,28 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I to this hour...

Matthew 26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

but.

John 11:31 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...

John 12:29,30 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him...

that they.

John 11:45-50 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him...

John 9:24-34 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner...

John 10:37,38 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not...

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...

Matthew 12:22-24 Then was brought to him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, so that the blind and dumb both spoke and saw...

that thou.

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 6:38-40 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me...

John 7:28,29 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know me, and you know from where I am: and I am not come of myself...

John 8:16,42 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me...

John 10:36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?

John 17:8,21,25 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you...

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

1 John 4:9,10,14 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

Library
March 28 Evening
Our friend sleepeth.--JOHN 11:11. I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. If the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. But now is Christ risen from the
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

June 22 Evening
Behold how he loved.--JOHN 11:36. He died for all.--Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. He . . . liveth to make intercession for them.--I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again, and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also.--Father, I will that they whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am.--Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. We love him, because he first loved loved us.--The
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!
Jesus is talking of the death of His friend, let us listen to His words; perhaps we may find the key to His actions in the words of His lips. How surprising! He does not say, "I regret that I have tarried so long." He does not say, "I ought to have hastened, but even now it is not too late." Hear, and marvel! Wonder of wonders, He says, "I am glad that I was not there." Glad! the word is out of place? Lazarus, by this time, stinketh in his tomb,and here is the Saviour glad! Martha and Mary are weeping
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 10: 1864

Beloved, and yet Afflicted
We need not be astonished that the man whom the Lord loves is sick, for he is only a man. The love of Jesus does not separate us from the common necessities and infirmities of human life. Men of God are still men. The covenant of grace is not a charter of exemption from consumption, or rheumatism, or asthma. The bodily ills, which come upon us because of our flesh, will attend us to the tomb, for Paul saith, "we that are in this body do groan." Those whom the Lord loves are the more likely to be
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

Cross References
John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 11:43
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

John 12:11
for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.

John 12:17
Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.

John 12:30
Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.

John 17:21
that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

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