John 11:6
New International Version
So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days,

New Living Translation
he stayed where he was for the next two days.

English Standard Version
So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.

Berean Study Bible
So on hearing that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was for two days,

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore when He heard that he is sick, then indeed He remained two days in the place in which He was.

New American Standard Bible
So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was.

New King James Version
So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

King James Bible
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

Christian Standard Bible
So when he heard that he was sick, he stayed two more days in the place where he was.

Contemporary English Version
But he stayed where he was for two more days.

Good News Translation
Yet when he received the news that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was for two more days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

International Standard Version
Yet, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days.

NET Bible
So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he remained in the place where he was for two more days.

New Heart English Bible
When therefore he heard that he was sick, he stayed two days in the place where he was.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after he heard that he was sick, he remained in the place where he was for two days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, when Jesus heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was for two more days.

New American Standard 1977
When therefore He heard that he was sick, He stayed then two days longer in the place where He was.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

King James 2000 Bible
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

American King James Version
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he stayed two days still in the same place where he was.

American Standard Version
When therefore he heard that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where he was.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he still remained in the same place two days.

Darby Bible Translation
When therefore he heard, He is sick, he remained two days then in the place where he was.

English Revised Version
When therefore he heard that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where he was.

Webster's Bible Translation
When therefore he had heard that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

Weymouth New Testament
When, however, He heard that Lazarus was ill, He still remained two days in that same place.

World English Bible
When therefore he heard that he was sick, he stayed two days in the place where he was.

Young's Literal Translation
when, therefore, he heard that he is ailing, then indeed he remained in the place in which he was two days,
Study Bible
The Death of Lazarus
5Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6So on hearing that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was for two days, 7and then He said to the disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”…
Cross References
John 11:5
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

John 11:7
and then He said to the disciples, "Let us go back to Judea."

Treasury of Scripture

When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he stayed two days still in the same place where he was.

he abode.

Genesis 22:14
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

Genesis 42:24
And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.

Genesis 43:29-31
And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son…







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

on
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

hearing
ἤκουσεν (ēkousen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

[Lazarus] was sick,
ἀσθενεῖ (asthenei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 770: To be weak (physically: then morally), To be sick. From asthenes; to be feeble.

He stayed
ἔμεινεν (emeinen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

where
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

He was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

for two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

days,
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.
(6) When he had heard therefore.--Better, When He heard therefore . . .

He abode two days still.--It is usual to explain this delay as caused by His wish to test the faith of the sisters, or by the nature of the work which He was then doing, and was unwilling to leave. But the first reason passes over the fact that their faith had been shown in their message to Him; and the second postulates His presence at Bethany as necessary for the restoration of Lazarus. (Comp. John 4:49-50.) A juster view is that which remembers the principle which He had taught at the first miracle (John 2:4), that the hours of His work were marked out by signs that He alone could read, but that every hour had its work, and every work its hour. (Comp. John 11:4; John 11:9, and John 9:3-4.)

A comparison with John 11:11 makes it certain that Lazarus was dead before they set out for Judaea, but he was living when the words of John 11:4 were spoken. The fact of death may have determined the hour of their departure.

Verses 6, 7. - The τότε μὲν of ver. 6 implies an understood δὲ in ver. 7, and the whole passage will be as follows: Now Jesus loved deeply Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus; when therefore he heard that he (Lazarus) was sick, he remained, it is true, τότε μὲν two days in the place where he was, but then ἔπειτα (δὲ) after this (and because he loved) he saith to his disciples, Let us go again into Judaea. He did not remain because he loved, but, though he remained, and because he loved, he said, "Let us," etc. So that we do not see here any intention on his part, by remaining, to test their love (Olshausen), nor to exaggerate the effect of the miracle by raising a dead man from his grave rather than from his death-bed or his bier. It is not difficult to gather from the sequel that when the message reached Jesus Lazarus was dead and buried. We find that when our Lord returned to Bethany four days had elapsed since the death of Lazarus, and the four days must be calculated thus: First one long day's journey from Peraea to Bethany, a distance of eight or nine leagues. If the messenger of the sisters had taken equal time to reach Jesus in Perked, or even a longer period, as time might easily be consumed in the effort to find our Lord in the mountains of Moab; then the two days of his waiting after receiving the message would, with those occupied by the double journey, make up the four that had passed when Jesus reached the grave. Lucke, Neander, Godet, and Westcott think that our Lord remained in Peraea because there was work in which he was engaged and could not relinquish. Meyer, Moulton, and Weiss, that he waited for some especial communication from his Father, for some revelation of moral necessity and heavenly inspiration, like those which dictated all his other movements. B. Weiss: "It was a sacrifice to his calling, of his heart's most ardent desires, that he remained quietly two days in the same place." "We see," says Edersheim, "Christ once more asleep while the disciples are despairing, swamped in the storm! Christ never in haste, because always sure." The silences of Scripture and the waitings of God are often without explanation. The event proves that deep purpose presided over them. The "let us go," etc., implies a lofty courage, a sense of coming crisis. Love conquers fear and peril for himself and his followers. "Judaea" is mentioned rather than Bethany for the same reason. The "again" points forcibly back to the last visit, when he told both friends and foes that the good Shepherd would snatch his sheep from the jaws of death, even though he lay down his own life in the doing of it. 11:1-6 It is no new thing for those whom Christ loves, to be sick; bodily distempers correct the corruption, and try the graces of God's people. He came not to preserve his people from these afflictions, but to save them from their sins, and from the wrath to come; however, it behoves us to apply to Him in behalf of our friends and relatives when sick and afflicted. Let this reconcile us to the darkest dealings of Providence, that they are all for the glory of God: sickness, loss, disappointment, are so; and if God be glorified, we ought to be satisfied. Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. The families are greatly favoured in which love and peace abound; but those are most happy whom Jesus loves, and by whom he is beloved. Alas, that this should seldom be the case with every person, even in small families. God has gracious intentions, even when he seems to delay. When the work of deliverance, temporal or spiritual, public or personal, is delayed, it does but stay for the right time.
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