New Living Translation
So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, "Lord, your dear friend is very 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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LibraryThe Open Grave at Bethany
'Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met Him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying unto Him, Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Seventh Miracle in John's Gospel --The Raising of Lazarus
The Delays of Love
When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. "Don't cry!" he said.
This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord's feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick.
So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus,
Then he said, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up."
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died.
The people who were standing nearby said, "See how much he loved him!"
You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you are right, because that's what I am.
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