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John 11

Introduction

1Christ raises Lazarus, four days buried.
45Many Jews believe.
47The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against Christ.
49Caiaphas prophesies.
54Jesus hides himself.
55At the passover they enquire after him, and lay wait for him.

Verse 1

Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
Now
The raising of Lazarus from the dead, being a work of Christ beyond measure great, the most stupendous of all he had hitherto performed, and beyond all others calculated to evince his Divine majesty, was therefore purposely recorded by the Evangelist John; while it was omitted by the other Evangelists, probably, as Grotius supposes, because they wrote their histories during the life of Lazarus, and they did not mention him for fear of exciting the malice of the Jews against him; as we find from ch. 12:10, that they sought to put him to death, that our Lord might not have such a monument of his power and goodness remaining in the land.
was sick
3,6; Genesis 48:1; 2 Kings 20:1-12; Acts 9:37
Lazarus
5,11; 12:2,9,17; Luke 16:20-25
Bethany
12:1; Matthew 21:17; Mark 11:1
Mary
Luke 10:38-42
Reciprocal: Isaiah 38:1 - was Hezekiah;  Matthew 26:6 - in Bethany

Verse 2

(It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
that Mary
12:3; Matthew 26:6,7; Mark 14:3
anointed
Luke 7:37,38
Reciprocal: Luke 7:2 - was sick;  Luke 7:36 - one

Verse 3

Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
he
1,5; 13:23; Genesis 22:2; Psalms 16:3; Philippians 2:26,27; 2 Timothy 4:20; Hebrews 12:6,7; James 5:14,15; Revelation 3:19
Reciprocal: Genesis 48:1 - thy father;  1 Kings 14:3 - he shall tell;  1 Kings 17:17 - the son of the woman;  2 Kings 4:20 - and then died;  2 Kings 4:22 - I may run;  2 Kings 13:14 - fallen sick;  Daniel 10:19 - O man;  Mark 1:30 - they tell;  Mark 5:23 - besought;  Luke 4:38 - they;  Luke 7:2 - was sick;  John 2:3 - They have;  Acts 9:37 - she was

Verse 4

When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
This
9:3; Mark 5:39-42; Romans 11:11
for
40; 9:24; 12:28; 13:31,32; Philippians 1:11; 1 Peter 4:11,14
that
2:11; 5:23; 8:54; 13:31,32; 17:1,5,10; Philippians 1:20; 1 Peter 1:21
Reciprocal: Exodus 16:7 - ye shall;  1 Kings 17:17 - the son of the woman;  Psalm 118:17 - die;  Matthew 9:24 - not;  Luke 8:52 - she;  John 7:18 - seeketh his glory;  John 8:49 - but;  John 11:15 - to;  Acts 9:37 - she was;  Acts 9:42 - and many;  Philippians 2:27 - nigh;  2 Thessalonians 1:10 - to be glorified

Verse 5

Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
loved
8,36; 15:9-13; 16:27; 17:26
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:20 - and then died;  Daniel 10:19 - O man;  Matthew 8:24 - but;  John 11:1 - Lazarus;  John 13:23 - whom

Verse 6

When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
he abode
Genesis 22:14; 42:24; 43:29-31; 44:1-5; 45:1-5; Isaiah 30:18; 55:8,9; Matthew 15:22-28
Reciprocal: Matthew 8:24 - but;  John 7:8 - I go not;  John 11:1 - was sick

Verse 7

Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
Let
10:40-42; Luke 9:51; Acts 15:36; 20:22-24
Reciprocal: Mark 10:1 - by;  John 7:8 - I go not;  John 11:56 - General

Verse 8

His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
the Jews
10:31,39; Psalms 11:1-3; Matthew 16:21-23; Acts 21:12,13
and goest
Acts 20:24
Reciprocal: Psalm 11:3 - what;  Mark 10:32 - they were amazed;  Luke 12:49 - and;  Luke 13:32 - I cast;  John 8:59 - took;  John 11:5 - loved;  John 11:16 - Let;  John 11:56 - GeneralActs 23:11 - must

Verse 9

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
Are
9:4; Luke 13:31-33
he stumbleth not
12:35; Proverbs 3:23; Jeremiah 31:9
Reciprocal: Job 7:1 - Is there;  Job 33:28 - see;  Proverbs 4:12 - thou shalt;  Isaiah 59:10 - grope;  Matthew 20:5 - sixth;  Luke 11:33 - may see;  John 4:6 - the sixth;  John 7:30 - but;  John 8:20 - and no;  John 13:1 - knew;  Acts 27:24 - thou

Verse 10

But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.
Psalms 27:2; Proverbs 4:18,19; Ecclesiastes 2:14; Jeremiah 13:16; 20:11; 1 John 2:10,11
Reciprocal: Job 7:1 - Is there;  Proverbs 4:12 - thou shalt;  Isaiah 59:10 - grope;  Luke 17:14 - as;  John 7:30 - but;  John 8:20 - and no;  John 9:4 - while;  John 12:35 - for;  John 13:1 - knew;  1 John 1:6 - walk

Verse 11

These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
he saith
3:29; 15:13-15; Exodus 33:11; 2 Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23
sleepeth
13; Deuteronomy 31:16; Daniel 12:2; Matthew 9:24; Mark 5:39; Acts 7:60; 1 Corinthians 15:18,51; 1 Thessalonians 4:14,15; 5:10
awake
43,44; 5:25-29; Daniel 12:2; 1 Corinthians 15:34; Ephesians 5:14
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:31 - not awaked;  Job 14:12 - awake;  Luke 8:52 - she;  Acts 20:10 - Trouble;  1 Thessalonians 4:13 - which are

Verse 14

Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
plainly
10:24; 16:25,29
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 17:17 - the son of the woman;  2 Kings 4:20 - and then died

Verse 15

And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
I am glad
35,36
for
12:30; 17:19; Genesis 26:24; 39:5; Psalms 105:14; Isaiah 54:15; 65:8; 2 Corinthians 4:15; 2 Timothy 2:10
to
4; 2:11; 14:10,11; 1 John 5:13
Reciprocal: Exodus 4:5 - That they;  1 Kings 17:24 - Now by this;  Matthew 8:24 - but;  John 19:35 - that ye

Verse 16

Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
Thomas
20:24-29; 21:2; Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15
Let
8; 13:37; Matthew 26:35; Luke 22:33
Reciprocal: Mark 10:32 - they were amazed;  Acts 1:13 - Thomas

Verse 17

Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
four
39; 2:19; Hosea 6:2; Acts 2:27-31
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:32 - the child;  John 4:42 - and know

Verse 18

Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
fifteen furlongs
that is, about two miles.
6:19; Luke 24:13; Revelation 14:20; 21:16
Reciprocal: Matthew 21:17 - Bethany;  Acts 1:12 - a sabbath

Verse 19

And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
to comfort
Genesis 37:35; 2 Samuel 10:2; 1 Chronicles 7:21,22; Job 2:11; 42:11; Ecclesiastes 7:2; Isaiah 51:19; Jeremiah 16:5-7; Lamentations 1:2,9,16,21; 2:13; Romans 12:15; 2 Corinthians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:18; 5:11
Reciprocal: Luke 7:12 - and much;  John 11:31 - Jews;  John 11:45 - Jews

Verse 20

Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
as soon
30; Matthew 25:1,6; Acts 10:25; 28:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Reciprocal: John 11:28 - and called

Verse 21

Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
if
32,37; 4:47-49; 1 Kings 17:18; Psalms 78:19,41; Matthew 9:18; Luke 7:6-10,13-15; Luke 8:49-55
Reciprocal: Mark 5:35 - why;  Luke 8:41 - and besought;  John 6:9 - but

Verse 22

But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
that
41,42; 9:31; Mark 9:23; Hebrews 11:17-19
God will give it thee
3:35; 5:22-27; 17:2; Psalms 2:8; Matthew 28:18
Reciprocal: Matthew 9:18 - come;  Luke 4:38 - they

Verse 23

Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
Thy
43,44
Reciprocal: Daniel 12:2 - many;  John 11:40 - Said

Verse 24

Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
I know
5:28,29; Psalms 17:15; 49:14,15; Isaiah 25:8; 26:19; Ezekiel 37:1-10; Daniel 12:2,3; Hosea 6:2; 13:14; Matthew 22:23-32; Luke 14:14; Acts 17:31,32; 23:6-9; 24:15; Hebrews 11:35
Reciprocal: John 6:39 - but;  John 12:48 - judge;  Philippians 3:11 - attain;  Philippians 3:21 - the working;  1 Thessalonians 4:13 - ye sorrow;  Hebrews 6:2 - resurrection

Verse 25

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
I am
5:21; 6:39,40,44; Romans 5:17-19; 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26,43-57; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 3:10,20,21; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; Revelation 20:5,10-15; 21:4
the life
1:4; 5:26; 6:35; 14:6,19; Psalms 36:9; Isaiah 38:16; Acts 3:15; Romans 8:2; Colossians 3:3,4; 1 John 1:1,2; 5:11,12; Revelation 22:1,17
he that
3:36; Job 19:25-27; Isaiah 26:19; Luke 23:43; Romans 4:17; 8:10,11,38,39; 1 Corinthians 15:18,29; 2 Corinthians 5:1-8; Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; Hebrews 11:13-16
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:20 - thy life;  1 Samuel 2:6 - killeth;  Psalm 22:29 - and none;  Psalm 68:20 - unto;  Psalm 72:15 - And he;  Psalm 133:3 - even life;  Ezekiel 37:3 - O Lord God;  Ezekiel 47:9 - shall live;  Hosea 14:7 - revive;  Matthew 9:18 - come;  Mark 5:35 - thy daughter;  Mark 16:16 - that believeth and;  Luke 7:14 - Young;  Luke 8:50 - believe;  Luke 15:24 - this;  Luke 20:38 - for all;  John 2:19 - I will;  John 3:15 - whosoever;  John 5:19 - and;  John 5:28 - for;  John 5:40 - that;  John 6:27 - which the;  John 6:50 - that;  John 6:57 - even;  John 8:18 - one;  John 8:51 - If;  John 10:28 - I give;  John 11:44 - he that;  John 17:2 - give;  Acts 2:28 - made;  Acts 16:31 - Believe;  Acts 17:28 - in him;  Acts 26:23 - the first;  Romans 4:11 - father;  Romans 5:10 - we shall;  1 Corinthians 6:14 - by;  1 Corinthians 15:13 - General1 Corinthians 15:21 - by man came also;  1 Corinthians 15:45 - a quickening;  2 Corinthians 5:14 - then;  Galatians 3:22 - to;  Ephesians 2:1 - you;  Colossians 1:18 - the firstborn;  2 Timothy 1:10 - who;  Hebrews 6:2 - resurrection;  Hebrews 7:8 - he liveth;  1 Peter 2:4 - a living;  1 John 4:9 - we;  Revelation 20:12 - I saw

Verse 26

And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
whosoever
3:15-18; 4:14; 5:24; 6:50,54-58; 8:52,53; 10:28; Romans 8:13; 1 John 5:10-12
Believest
9:35; 14:10; Matthew 9:28; 26:53; Mark 9:23
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:20 - thy life;  Psalm 22:29 - and none;  Psalm 68:20 - unto;  Psalm 133:3 - even life;  Isaiah 26:19 - my dead;  Ezekiel 37:3 - O Lord God;  Ezekiel 47:9 - every thing;  Mark 16:16 - that believeth and;  Luke 20:38 - for all;  John 5:19 - and;  John 5:26 - so hath;  John 5:40 - that;  John 6:27 - which the;  John 6:57 - even;  John 8:51 - If;  John 11:44 - he that;  John 14:6 - the life;  John 17:2 - give;  Acts 2:28 - made;  Acts 3:15 - Prince;  Acts 16:31 - Believe;  Romans 4:11 - father;  Romans 5:10 - we shall;  Romans 8:10 - but;  1 Corinthians 6:14 - by;  1 Corinthians 15:13 - General1 Corinthians 15:45 - a quickening;  2 Corinthians 4:14 - that;  Galatians 3:22 - to;  Ephesians 2:1 - you;  Philippians 3:10 - and the power;  Colossians 1:18 - the firstborn;  2 Timothy 1:10 - who;  Hebrews 7:8 - he liveth;  1 Peter 2:4 - a living;  1 John 1:2 - the life;  1 John 4:9 - we;  1 John 5:11 - this;  Revelation 20:12 - I saw

Verse 27

She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
Yea
1:49; 4:42; 6:69; 9:36-38; 20:28-31; Matthew 16:16; Acts 8:37; 1 John 5:1
which
6:14; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 11:3; Luke 7:19,20; 1 Timothy 1:15,16; 1 John 5:20
Reciprocal: Matthew 14:33 - Of;  Mark 8:29 - Thou;  Luke 9:20 - The;  John 1:34 - this;  John 9:35 - Dost

Verse 28

And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
and called
20; 1:41,45; 21:7; Zechariah 3:10; Luke 10:38-42; 1 Thessalonians 4:17,18; 5:11; Hebrews 12:12
The Master
13:13; 20:16
come
10:3; Song of Solomon 2:8-14; Mark 10:49
Reciprocal: Habakkuk 2:2 - make;  Matthew 26:18 - The Master;  Mark 5:35 - the Master;  Mark 14:14 - The Master;  Luke 22:11 - The Master;  John 12:3 - took

Verse 29

As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
Psalms 27:8; 119:59,60; Proverbs 15:23; 27:17; Song of Solomon 3:1-4
Reciprocal: Habakkuk 2:2 - make

Verse 30

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Verse 31

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.
Jews
She goeth
Genesis 37:35; 2 Samuel 12:16-18; 1 Corinthians 2:15
Reciprocal: Genesis 23:2 - mourn;  Psalm 77:2 - my soul;  Ecclesiastes 7:4 - heart;  John 11:42 - but;  John 11:45 - Jews;  John 12:17 - people;  Acts 8:2 - made

Verse 32

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.
she fell
Luke 5:8; 8:41; 17:16; Revelation 5:8,14; 22:8
if
21,37; 4:49
Reciprocal: Matthew 9:18 - come;  Mark 5:35 - why;  John 4:47 - that he;  John 6:9 - but;  John 12:3 - took

Verse 33

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
the Jews
Romans 12:15
he groaned
38; 12:27; Mark 3:5; 9:19; 14:33-35; Hebrews 4:15; 5:7,8
was troubled
Gr. he troubled himself.
Genesis 43:30,31; 45:1-5
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 21:6 - Sigh;  Matthew 14:14 - and was;  Matthew 20:34 - Jesus;  Mark 7:34 - he sighed;  Mark 8:12 - he sighed;  Luke 7:13 - he;  John 11:35 - GeneralJohn 13:21 - he was;  John 14:1 - not

Verse 34

And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
1:39; 20:2; Matthew 28:6; Mark 15:47; 16:6
Reciprocal: Judges 10:16 - his soul

Verse 35

Jesus wept.
33; Genesis 43:30; Job 30:25; Psalms 35:13-15; 119:136; Isaiah 53:3; 63:9; Jeremiah 9:1; 13:17; 14:17; Lamentations 1:16; Luke 19:11,41; Romans 9:2,3; Hebrews 2:16,17; Hebrews 4:15
Reciprocal: Genesis 23:2 - mourn;  Genesis 50:1 - wept;  2 Kings 8:11 - wept;  Psalm 88:9 - Mine;  Mark 7:34 - he sighed;  Luke 6:21 - ye that weep;  John 11:15 - I am glad;  John 13:21 - he was;  Philippians 2:26 - ye had;  Hebrews 5:7 - tears

Verse 36

Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
Behold
14:21-23; 21:15-17; 2 Corinthians 8:8,9; Ephesians 5:2,25; 1 John 3:1; 4:9,10; Revelation 1:5
Reciprocal: Daniel 10:19 - O man;  John 11:5 - loved;  John 11:15 - I am glad;  John 13:23 - whom;  Acts 9:37 - she was;  Philippians 2:26 - ye had

Verse 37

And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
Could
9:6; Psalms 78:19,20; Matthew 27:40-42; Mark 15:32; Luke 23:35,39
Reciprocal: Isaiah 35:5 - the eyes;  Isaiah 42:20 - Seeing;  John 5:36 - the works;  John 9:7 - and came;  John 11:21 - if;  John 11:32 - if;  Acts 9:37 - she was

Verse 38

Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
groaning
33; Ezekiel 9:4; 21:6; Mark 8:12
It was
Genesis 23:19; 49:29-31; Isaiah 22:16; Matthew 27:60,66
Reciprocal: Mark 7:34 - he sighed;  Mark 15:46 - and rolled;  John 13:21 - he was

Verse 39

Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
Take
Mark 16:3
Lord
17; Genesis 3:19; 23:4; Psalms 49:7,9,14; Acts 2:27; 13:36; Philippians 3:21
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:33 - Fill four;  2 Kings 13:17 - Open;  Mark 5:35 - why;  Luke 8:53 - knowing;  John 11:44 - Loose

Verse 40

Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
Said
23-26; 2 Chronicles 20:20; Romans 4:17-25
see
4; 1:14; 9:3; 12:41; Psalms 63:2; 90:16; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:6
Reciprocal: Exodus 16:7 - ye shall;  1 Kings 17:15 - did according;  1 Kings 18:33 - Fill four;  Matthew 9:28 - Believe;  Mark 5:36 - only;  Mark 9:23 - If;  Luke 1:45 - blessed;  Luke 8:25 - Where;  Luke 8:50 - believe;  Luke 22:13 - GeneralJohn 1:50 - thou shalt;  John 4:50 - Go;  John 12:28 - I have;  Acts 2:22 - which;  Acts 3:4 - Look;  Acts 20:10 - Trouble;  Romans 6:4 - by the;  Hebrews 11:35 - Women

Verse 41

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
And Jesus
12:28-30; 17:1; Psalms 123:1; Luke 18:13
Father
Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Philippians 4:6
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:33 - prayed;  Psalm 89:26 - Thou;  Isaiah 49:8 - In an;  Daniel 2:23 - thank;  Matthew 14:19 - looking;  Matthew 26:39 - O my Father;  Mark 6:41 - looked;  Mark 7:34 - looking;  John 9:31 - him;  John 11:22 - that;  John 12:27 - Father;  John 18:11 - my;  Revelation 11:17 - We give

Verse 42

And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
I knew
22; 8:29; 12:27,28; Matthew 26:53; Hebrews 5:7; 7:25
but
31; 12:29,30
that they
45-50; 9:24-34; 10:37,38; 20:31; Matthew 12:22-24
that thou
3:17; 6:38-40; 7:28,29; 8:16,42; 10:36; 17:8,21,25; Romans 8:3; Galatians 4:4; 1 John 4:9,10,14
Reciprocal: Exodus 4:5 - That they;  Exodus 40:26 - GeneralNumbers 16:28 - Hereby;  1 Kings 9:3 - I have heard;  1 Kings 17:24 - Now by this;  1 Kings 18:36 - and that I have;  2 Kings 4:33 - prayed;  2 Kings 19:20 - I have heard;  Psalm 20:4 - GeneralIsaiah 49:8 - In an;  John 6:27 - for him;  John 8:28 - and that;  John 9:31 - him;  John 12:37 - GeneralJohn 17:3 - and Jesus;  John 18:11 - my;  John 19:35 - that ye;  1 John 5:14 - he

Verse 43

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
Lazarus
1 Kings 17:21,22; 2 Kings 4:33-36; Mark 4:41; Luke 7:14,15; Acts 3:6,12; 9:34,40
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:3 - God;  2 Kings 4:31 - not awaked;  2 Kings 4:35 - and the child opened;  Nehemiah 9:4 - cried;  Matthew 8:3 - I will;  Matthew 11:5 - the dead;  Mark 5:41 - Damsel;  Mark 7:34 - Be opened;  Luke 5:24 - I say;  Luke 8:54 - Maid;  Luke 16:31 - neither;  John 5:21 - even;  John 11:11 - awake;  John 11:23 - Thy;  John 12:2 - Lazarus;  John 12:9 - GeneralJohn 12:44 - cried;  Ephesians 5:14 - arise

Verse 44

And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
he that
25,26; 5:21,25; 10:30; Genesis 1:3; 1 Samuel 2:6; Psalms 33:9; Ezekiel 37:3-10; Hosea 13:14; Acts 20:9-12; Philippians 3:21; Revelation 1:18
bound
"Swathed about with rollers" or bandages, [keiria (keiriða)] long strips of linen, a few inches in breadth, brought round the [sindon (sindwñn)] or sheet of linen in which the corpse was involved, and by which the [aromata] or spices, were kept in contact with the flesh. In reply to sceptical objections, it is sufficient to observe, that he who could raise Lazarus from the dead, could, with a much less exertion of power, have so loosened or removed the bandages of his feet and legs as to have rendered it practicable for him to come forth. Tittman well observes, that Lazarus was restored not only to life but also to health, as appears from the alacrity of his motion; and this would constitute a new miracle.
20:5,7
Loose
39; Mark 5:43; Luke 7:15
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:31 - not awaked;  2 Kings 4:35 - and the child opened;  2 Kings 13:21 - touched;  Job 40:13 - bind;  Matthew 11:5 - the dead;  Mark 5:41 - Damsel;  Luke 7:14 - Young;  Luke 8:55 - her spirit;  John 11:11 - awake;  John 11:23 - Thy;  John 12:1 - Bethany;  John 12:2 - Lazarus;  John 19:40 - wound;  Acts 9:40 - she opened;  Ephesians 5:14 - arise

Verse 45

Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
Jews
19,31; 2:23; 10:41; 12:9-11,17-19,42
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:31 - believed;  John 4:39 - many;  John 8:30 - many;  John 10:42 - GeneralJohn 11:42 - that they;  John 12:11 - GeneralActs 9:42 - and many

Verse 46

But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
5:15,16; 9:13; 12:37; Luke 16:30,31; Acts 5:25
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 38:4 - thus;  John 12:17 - people

Verse 47

Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
gathered
Psalms 2:2-4; Matthew 26:3; 27:1,2; Mark 14:1; Luke 22:2; Acts 4:5,6,27,28; 5:21
What
12:19; Acts 4:16,17; 5:24
Reciprocal: Exodus 8:19 - This is;  Numbers 23:23 - What hath;  1 Kings 12:26 - Now shall;  2 Kings 6:13 - spy where;  Psalm 58:2 - in heart;  Psalm 62:4 - consult;  Psalm 83:5 - For;  Proverbs 29:8 - Scornful;  Jeremiah 29:27 - therefore;  Hosea 6:9 - so;  Habakkuk 2:12 - him;  Matthew 2:3 - he;  Matthew 5:22 - the council;  Matthew 10:17 - councils;  Matthew 21:15 - when;  Matthew 21:16 - Hearest;  Matthew 21:38 - This;  Matthew 22:34 - they;  Matthew 28:12 - GeneralMark 10:2 - the Pharisees;  Mark 12:7 - This;  Mark 15:31 - He;  Luke 6:11 - communed;  Luke 19:39 - rebuke;  Luke 20:14 - let;  John 3:2 - for;  John 7:26 - Do;  John 7:32 - Pharisees heard;  John 9:13 - GeneralJohn 10:25 - the works;  John 11:53 - they;  John 12:10 - GeneralJohn 15:24 - If;  Acts 2:22 - a man;  Acts 5:17 - the high

Verse 48

If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
we let
Acts 5:28,38-40
all
1:7; Luke 8:12; 11:52; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16
and the
Deuteronomy 28:50-68; Daniel 9:26,27; Zechariah 13:7,8; 14:1,2; Matthew 21:40-42; 22:7; Matthew 23:35-38; 27:25; Luke 19:41-44; 21:20-24; 23:28-31
Reciprocal: Numbers 24:24 - and shall afflict Eber;  Jeremiah 42:16 - that the sword;  Ezekiel 11:8 - GeneralDaniel 2:40 - the fourth;  Matthew 2:3 - he;  Matthew 21:16 - Hearest;  Matthew 25:29 - shall be taken;  Mark 1:37 - All;  Luke 16:16 - and every;  Luke 19:39 - rebuke;  John 3:2 - for;  John 3:26 - and all;  John 7:32 - Pharisees heard;  John 11:50 - GeneralJohn 12:11 - GeneralActs 4:2 - grieved;  Acts 4:16 - What;  Acts 4:17 - let;  Acts 5:24 - they;  Acts 17:8 - General

Verse 49

And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
Caiaphas
18:13,14; Luke 3:2; Acts 4:6
Ye
7:48,49; Proverbs 26:12; Isaiah 5:20-23; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 2:6; 3:18,19
Reciprocal: Numbers 24:2 - the spirit;  Psalm 2:1 - people;  Isaiah 43:27 - and thy;  Isaiah 53:8 - cut off;  Matthew 26:3 - Caiaphas;  Matthew 26:57 - GeneralJohn 19:11 - he

Verse 50

Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
48; 18:14; 19:12; Luke 24:46; Romans 3:8
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 17:2 - I will smite;  2 Kings 6:31 - if the head;  Psalm 2:1 - people;  Jeremiah 40:15 - wherefore;  Jonah 1:12 - Take;  Micah 3:10 - build up Zion;  Matthew 20:28 - and to;  John 16:7 - It;  John 19:11 - he;  2 Corinthians 5:14 - one;  2 Corinthians 8:10 - expedient

Verse 51

And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
being
Exodus 28:30; Judges 20:27,28; 1 Samuel 23:9; 28:6
he prophesied
Numbers 22:28; 24:2,14-25; Matthew 7:22,23; 1 Corinthians 13:2; 2 Peter 2:15-17
that Jesus
10:15; Isaiah 53:5-8; Daniel 9:26; Matthew 20:28; Romans 3:25,26; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; Galatians 4:4,5; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18
Reciprocal: Numbers 22:9 - God;  Numbers 23:5 - General1 Samuel 19:23 - the Spirit;  1 Kings 13:20 - the word of the Lord;  Ezekiel 28:14 - and I;  John 18:13 - that;  1 John 2:2 - for the

Verse 52

And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
not
1:29; 12:32; Psalms 22:15,27; 72:19; Isaiah 49:6; Luke 2:32; Romans 3:29; 1 John 2:2; Revelation 5:9; 7:9,10
gather
10:16; Genesis 49:10; Psalms 102:22,23; Isaiah 11:10-12; 49:18; 55:5; 56:8; 60:4; Matthew 25:31-34; Ephesians 1:9,10; 2:14-22; Colossians 1:20-23
the children
Hosea 1:10; Acts 18:10; Romans 4:17; 8:29,30; 9:25,26; Ephesians 1:5; 3:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14
that were
Ezekiel 11:16,17; 34:12; Ephesians 2:14-17; James 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 14:1 - the children;  Jeremiah 31:10 - He;  Daniel 9:26 - Messiah;  Matthew 12:30 - gathereth;  Matthew 24:31 - gather;  Mark 13:27 - shall gather;  Luke 15:8 - and seek;  Acts 10:11 - and a;  Acts 13:48 - and as;  Galatians 3:28 - for;  2 Timothy 2:10 - for;  Hebrews 2:10 - many

Verse 53

Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.
from
Nehemiah 4:16; 13:21; Psalms 113:2; Matthew 16:21; 22:46
they
47; Psalms 2:2; 31:13; 71:10; Mark 3:6; Acts 5:33; 9:23
put
12:10; Psalms 109:4,5; Jeremiah 38:4,15; Matthew 26:59; Mark 14:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 37:18 - conspired;  1 Samuel 18:29 - Saul became;  Jeremiah 11:9 - GeneralMatthew 10:23 - when;  Matthew 12:14 - went;  Mark 3:7 - Jesus;  Mark 11:18 - and;  Luke 19:47 - the chief priests;  John 7:19 - Why;  John 8:37 - but

Verse 54

Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.
walked
4:1-3; 7:1; 10:40; 18:20
went
7:4,10,13
Ephraim
Ephraim appears to be the same city which is called Ephrain, 2 Ch 13:19 (where see the Note), and Ephron, Jos 15:9, which was situated eight miles north of Jerusalem, near Bethel, and apparently between that city and Jericho. Accordingly we find that a desert, or wilderness, extended from Jericho to Bethel (Jos 16:1), called the wilderness of Bethaven (Jos 18:12), in which Joshua and the Israelites slew the inhabitants of Ai. (Jos 8:24.)
2 Samuel 13:23; 2 Chronicles 13:19
Reciprocal: Matthew 10:23 - when;  Matthew 12:15 - he withdrew;  Mark 3:7 - Jesus;  Luke 13:33 - I must;  John 4:3 - left;  John 8:59 - but;  John 12:36 - and departed;  Acts 12:17 - And he

Verse 55

And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
passover
2:13; 5:1; 6:4; Exodus 12:11-14
before
7:8-10; 12:1; Ezra 3:1-6; Nehemiah 8:1-12
to purify
2:6; Genesis 35:2; Exodus 19:10,14,15; Numbers 9:6; 1 Samuel 16:5; 2 Chronicles 30:17-20; Job 1:5; Psalms 26:6; Acts 24:18; 1 Corinthians 11:28; Hebrews 9:13,14; James 4:8
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 16:7 - in the place;  Matthew 26:2 - the feast;  Luke 2:41 - the;  Luke 22:1 - GeneralJohn 12:12 - come

Verse 56

Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?
8; 7:11; 11:7
Reciprocal: John 12:12 - come

Verse 57

Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take him.
had
5:16-18; 8:59; 9:22; 10:39; Psalms 109:4 Reciprocal: Psalm 88:8 - put;  Psalm 94:20 - frameth;  Jeremiah 36:26 - to take;  Daniel 3:10 - hast made;  Matthew 12:14 - went;  Matthew 21:15 - when;  Matthew 26:3 - assembled;  Mark 10:2 - the Pharisees;  Luke 22:2 - GeneralJohn 7:30 - they;  John 9:13 - GeneralJohn 12:10 - GeneralJohn 15:20 - word;  Acts 26:12 - with

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on John 11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/john-11.html.