John 11:14
New International Version
So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,

New Living Translation
So he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.

English Standard Version
Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died,

Berean Study Bible
So Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead,

Berean Literal Bible
So then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died,

King James Bible
Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

New King James Version
Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.

New American Standard Bible
So Jesus then said to them plainly, “Lazarus died,

NASB 1995
So Jesus then said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,

NASB 1977
Then Jesus therefore said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead,

Amplified Bible
So then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.

Christian Standard Bible
So Jesus then told them plainly, “Lazarus has died.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Jesus then told them plainly, "Lazarus has died.

American Standard Version
Then Jesus therefore said unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Yeshua said to them plainly, “Lazar has died.”

Contemporary English Version
Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then therefore Jesus said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead.

English Revised Version
Then Jesus therefore said unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

Good News Translation
So Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died,

International Standard Version
Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died.

Literal Standard Version
Then, therefore, Jesus said to them freely, “Lazarus has died;

NET Bible
Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died,

New Heart English Bible
So Jesus said to them plainly then, "Lazarus is dead.

Weymouth New Testament
So then He told them plainly,

World English Bible
So Jesus said to them plainly then, "Lazarus is dead.

Young's Literal Translation
Then, therefore, Jesus said to them freely, 'Lazarus hath died;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Death of Lazarus
13They thought that Jesus was talking about actual sleep, but He was speaking about the death of Lazarus. 14So Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, 15and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”…

Cross References
Mark 8:32
He spoke this message quite frankly, and Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.

John 11:13
They thought that Jesus was talking about actual sleep, but He was speaking about the death of Lazarus.

John 11:15
and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."


Treasury of Scripture

Then said Jesus to them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

plainly.

John 10:24
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

John 16:25,29
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father…









(14) Lazarus is dead.--The words of deeper truth, "Our friend Lazarus is fallen asleep," have conveyed no true meaning to their minds. He uses words, therefore, which fall short of that truth, but are the only words which they can understand.

Verse 14. - Then Jesus therefore said to them plainly. Jesus spake at length (παῥῤησίᾳ) without metaphor (cf. ver. 11, note). Lazarus died; died, i.e. when he told them two days ago that this sickness would not have death as its end - died in the sense in which they ordinarily used the word. When Jesus described the condition of Lazarus in figurative language, he made use of a metaphor which would have peculiar application in his ease. The grace of Christ will turn the death of his beloved throughout all time into restful sleep. Lazarus was part of the method by which this transformation would be effected. The Christian idea soon found far richer expression than classical poetry or rabbinism could supply (Acts 7:60; Matthew 27:52; 1 Corinthians 15:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; Revelation 14:13).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

told
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

plainly,
παρρησίᾳ (parrēsia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.

“Lazarus
Λάζαρος (Lazaros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2976: Probably of Hebrew origin; Lazarus, the name of two Israelites.

is dead,
ἀπέθανεν (apethanen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.


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