John 11:21
New International Version
“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

New Living Translation
Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died.

English Standard Version
Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

Berean Standard Bible
Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

Berean Literal Bible
Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, 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.

New King James Version
Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

New American Standard Bible
Martha then said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

NASB 1995
Martha then said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

NASB 1977
Martha therefore said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

Amplified Bible
Then Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died.

American Standard Version
Martha therefore said unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Martha said to Yeshua, “My Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

Contemporary English Version
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Martha therefore said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

Good News Translation
Martha said to Jesus, "If you had been here, Lord, my brother would not have died!

International Standard Version
Martha told Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

Literal Standard Version
Martha, therefore, said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother had not died;

New American Bible
Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

NET Bible
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

New Revised Standard Version
Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you would have been here, my brother would not have died.

Weymouth New Testament
So Martha came and spoke to Jesus. "Master, if you had been here," she said, "my brother would not have died.

World English Bible
Therefore Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you would have been here, my brother wouldn't have died.

Young's Literal Translation
Martha, therefore, said unto Jesus, 'Sir, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Comforts Martha and Mary
20So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet Him; but Mary stayed at home. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But even now I know that God will give You whatever You ask of Him.”…

Cross References
John 11:2
(Mary, whose brother Lazarus was sick, was to anoint the Lord with perfume and wipe 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 came to Jesus 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 asked, "Could not this man who opened the eyes of the blind also have kept Lazarus from dying?"


Treasury of Scripture

Then said Martha to Jesus, Lord, if you had been here, my brother had not died.

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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 unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died…

John 4:47-49
When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death…

1 Kings 17:18
And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?











(21) Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.--We have exactly the same words spoken by Mary in John 11:32. They are the utterance of the thought which had already been expressed in their message (John 11:3), and had, we may think, been spoken more than once by the sisters to each other. These sisters are among the many who had received our Lord in the fulness of a true faith, of whom the Gospel narrative tells us nothing, or gives us, as here, but a passing glimpse. Their belief is stated in the definiteness of full conviction; but they, like the courtier, connect the power to save with the bodily presence of our Lord. (Comp. John 4:49.)

Verse 21. - Martha therefore (having met her Lord) said unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here - the εἰ η΅ς ω΅δε expresses no complaint: "If thou hadst been here," a simple condition of what is now an impossible event - my brother had not died. Meyer says, "If thou weft making thy residence in Bethany rather than in Peraea." This is somewhat unnatural, and would have been a complaint. Her faith had at least ground enough for this assurance, but she mounts above it. The two sisters, with their contrasted natures, had grasped the life-giving, joy-diffusing, heaven-revealing powers of Jesus. They had believed in him, with a gracious abandonment of all prejudice and in the sweeping force of a great illuminating love. They had said often this same thing to one another, and now Martha pours her high persuasion into the ears of her Lord; but she proceeds further.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Martha
Μάρθα (Martha)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3136: Martha, sister of Mary and Lazarus of Bethany. Probably of Chaldee origin; Martha, a Christian woman.

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

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

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

“Lord,
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

You had been
ἦς (ēs)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

here,
ὧδε (hōde)
Adverb
Strong's 5602: From an adverb form of hode; in this same spot, i.e. Here or hither.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

brother
ἀδελφός (adelphos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

would not have died.
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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