New International Version
On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.
King James Bible
Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore [on] arriving found him to have been four days already in the tomb.
World English Bible
So when Jesus came, he found that he had been in the tomb four days already.
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus, therefore, having come, found him having been four days already in the tomb.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He had lain in the grave four days already - Our Lord probably left Bethabara the day, or the day after, Lazarus died. He came to Bethany three days after; and it appears that Lazarus had been buried about four days, and consequently that he had been put in the grave the day or day after he died. Though it was the Jewish custom to embalm their dead, yet we find, from John 11:39, that he had not been embalmed; and God wisely ordered this, that the miracle might appear the more striking.
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Our friend sleepeth.--JOHN 11:11. I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. If the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. But now is Christ risen from the …
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This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
"Take away the stone," he said. "But, Lord," said Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days."
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