New American Standard Bible
and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?"
King James Bible
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Darby Bible Translation
and every one who lives and believes on me shall never die. Believest thou this?
World English Bible
Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
Young's Literal Translation
and every one who is living and believing in me shall not die -- to the age;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Whosoever liveth - He had just spoken of the prospects of the pious dead. He now says that the same prospects are before the living who have like faith. Greek, "Every one living and believing on me."
Shall never die - As the dead, though dead, shall yet live, so the living shall have the same kind of life. They shall never come into eternal death. See John 6:50-51, John 6:54, John 6:58. Greek, "Shall by no means die forever."
Believest thou this? - This question was doubtless asked because it implied that he was then able to raise up Lazarus, and because it was a proper time for her to test her own faith. The time of affliction is a favorable period to try ourselves to ascertain whether we have faith. If we still have confidence in God, if we look to him for comfort in such seasons, it is good evidence that we are his friends. He that loves God when he takes away his comforts, has the best evidence possible of true attachment to him.
LibraryMarch 11 Evening
Jesus wept.--JOHN 11:35. A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.--We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities.--It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.--Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Christ's Question to Each
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"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.
"This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.
"I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh."
"This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever."
"Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death."
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