John 11:8
New International Version
"But Rabbi," they said, "a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?"

New Living Translation
But his disciples objected. “Rabbi,” they said, “only a few days ago the people in Judea were trying to stone you. Are you going there again?”

English Standard Version
The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?”

Berean Study Bible
“Rabbi,” they replied, “the Jews just tried to stone You, and You are going back there?”

Berean Literal Bible
The disciples say to Him, "Rabbi, just now the Jews were seeking to stone You, and You are going there again?"

King James Bible
His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

New King James Version
The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?”

New American Standard Bible
The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and yet You are going there again?”

NASB 1995
The disciples said to Him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?"

NASB 1977
The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?”

Amplified Bible
The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi (Teacher), the Jews were only recently going to stone You, and You are [thinking of] going back there again?”

Christian Standard Bible
“Rabbi,” the disciples told him, “just now the Jews tried to stone you, and you’re going there again? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rabbi," the disciples told Him, "just now the Jews tried to stone You, and You're going there again?"

American Standard Version
The disciples say unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His disciples were saying to him, “Our Rabbi, the Judeans had been just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?”

Contemporary English Version
"Teacher," they said, "the people there want to stone you to death! Why do you want to go back?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
The disciples say to him: Rabbi, the Jews but now sought to stone thee: and goest thou thither again?

English Revised Version
The disciples say unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

Good News Translation
"Teacher," the disciples answered, "just a short time ago the people there wanted to stone you; and are you planning to go back?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, not long ago the Jews wanted to stone you to death. Do you really want to go back there?"

International Standard Version
The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jewish leaders were just now trying to stone you to death, and you are going back there again?"

Literal Standard Version
the disciples say to Him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just seeking to stone You, and again You go there?”

NET Bible
The disciples replied, "Rabbi, the Jewish leaders were just now trying to stone you to death! Are you going there again?"

New Heart English Bible
The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jewish leaders were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?"

Weymouth New Testament
"Rabbi," exclaimed the disciples, "the Jews have just been trying to stone you, and do you think of going back there again?"

World English Bible
The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?"

Young's Literal Translation
the disciples say to him, 'Rabbi, now were the Jews seeking to stone thee, and again thou dost go thither!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Death of Lazarus
7and then He said to the disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” 8“Rabbi,” they replied, “the Jews just tried to stone You, and You are going back there?” 9Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? If anyone walks in the daytime, he will not stumble, because he sees by the light of this world.…

Cross References
Matthew 23:7
the greetings in the marketplaces, and the title of 'Rabbi' by which they are addressed.

Matthew 23:8
But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.

John 4:31
Meanwhile the disciples urged Him, "Rabbi, eat something."

John 8:59
At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple area.

John 10:31
At this, the Jews again picked up stones to stone Him.

John 11:19
and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them in the loss of their brother.


Treasury of Scripture

His disciples say to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone you; and go you thither again?

the Jews.

John 10:31,39
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him…

Psalm 11:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? …

Matthew 16:21-23
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day…

and goest.

Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.









(8) Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee.--Better, Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone Thee. (Comp. Notes on John 1:39; John 10:31.) They think of the danger to Him, and are not without thought of the danger to themselves (John 11:16). It shows that the hatred of the Jews had now made it unsafe for our Lord and His disciples to be within their reach. The impression we derive from this verse is that the retirement into Gaulonitis had been of no long duration, when the message from Bethany came to interrupt it.

Verse 8. - The Aramaic word "Rabbi" is frequently used by John, as the term of respect applied to both the Baptist and our Lord. The extraordinary dignity which the Jews accorded to their rabbis may throw some light upon the honorific title when yielded or conceded to Christ. The disciples say unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? The νῦν ἐξήτουν imply the continuous process of their antagonism only just now arrested by a timely flight. Here in Peraea Jesus found appreciative listeners. The disciples are more in fear for their Master than for themselves. The residence beyond Jordan had been brief, and they are amazed that the Lord will so soon put himself in the power of that seething and hostile crowd. How different this language from that of his own brothers (John 7:3-5)!

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“Rabbi,”
Ῥαββί (Rhabbi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4461: Of Hebrew origin; my master, i.e Rabbi, as an official title of honor.

[they]
μαθηταί (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

replied,
Λέγουσιν (Legousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Jews
Ἰουδαῖοι (Ioudaioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

just
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

tried
ἐζήτουν (ezētoun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

to stone
λιθάσαι (lithasai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 3034: To stone, pelt with stones. From lithos; to lapidate.

You,
σε (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

You are going
ὑπάγεις (hypageis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 5217: To go away, depart, begone, die. From hupo and ago; to lead under, i.e. Withdraw or retire, literally or figuratively.

back
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

there?”
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.


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