John 11:3
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New International Version
So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick."

King James Bible
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

Darby Bible Translation
The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

World English Bible
The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, "Lord, behold, he for whom you have great affection is sick."

Young's Literal Translation
therefore sent the sisters unto him, saying, 'Sir, lo, he whom thou dost love is ailing;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He whom thou lovest is sick - Nothing could be more simple, nor more modest, than this prayer: they do not say, Come and heal him: or, Command the disease to depart even where thou art, and it will obey thee: - they content themselves with simply stating the case, and using an indirect but a most forcible argument, to induce our Lord to show forth his power and goodness: - He is sick, and thou lovest him; therefore thou canst neither abandon him, not us.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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John 11:1,5 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha...

John 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

Genesis 22:2 And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriah...

Psalm 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Philippians 2:26,27 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick...

2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus stayed at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

Hebrews 12:6,7 For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and whips every son whom he receives...

James 5:14,15 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him...

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Library
March 28 Evening
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
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

June 22 Evening
Behold how he loved.--JOHN 11:36. He died for all.--Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. He . . . liveth to make intercession for them.--I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again, and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also.--Father, I will that they whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am.--Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. We love him, because he first loved loved us.--The
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!
Jesus is talking of the death of His friend, let us listen to His words; perhaps we may find the key to His actions in the words of His lips. How surprising! He does not say, "I regret that I have tarried so long." He does not say, "I ought to have hastened, but even now it is not too late." Hear, and marvel! Wonder of wonders, He says, "I am glad that I was not there." Glad! the word is out of place? Lazarus, by this time, stinketh in his tomb,and here is the Saviour glad! Martha and Mary are weeping
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 10: 1864

Beloved, and yet Afflicted
We need not be astonished that the man whom the Lord loves is sick, for he is only a man. The love of Jesus does not separate us from the common necessities and infirmities of human life. Men of God are still men. The covenant of grace is not a charter of exemption from consumption, or rheumatism, or asthma. The bodily ills, which come upon us because of our flesh, will attend us to the tomb, for Paul saith, "we that are in this body do groan." Those whom the Lord loves are the more likely to be
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

Cross References
Luke 7:13
When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."

John 11:2
(This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)

John 11:5
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

John 11:11
After he had said this, he went on to tell them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up."

John 11:21
"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

John 11:36
Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"

John 13:13
"You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am.

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