John 11:13
Good News Translation
Jesus meant that Lazarus had died, but they thought he meant natural sleep.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus really meant that Lazarus was dead, but they thought he was talking only about sleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus spoke of his death: and they thought that he spoke of the repose of sleep.

New American Bible
But Jesus was talking about his death, while they thought that he meant ordinary sleep.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But Jesus spoke of his death: and they thought that he spoke of the repose of sleep.

Context
The Death of Lazarus
12His disciples therefore said: Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. 13But Jesus spoke of his death: and they thought that he spoke of the repose of sleep. 14Then therefore Jesus said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:24
He said: Give place, for the girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

Luke 8:52
And all wept and mourned for her. But he said: Weep not. The maid is not dead, but sleepeth.

John 11:11
These things he said; and after that he said to them: Lazarus our friend sleepeth: but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.

John 11:12
His disciples therefore said: Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.

John 11:14
Then therefore Jesus said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead.

Additional Translations
They thought that Jesus was talking about actual sleep, but He was speaking about the death of Lazarus.

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He speaks of the rest of sleep.

However, Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

Now Jesus had spoken of his death: but they thought that he spake of taking rest in sleep.

But Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that he spoke of the rest of sleep.

Now Jesus had spoken of his death: but they thought that he spake of taking rest in sleep.

Now Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking rest in sleep.

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought He referred to the rest taken in ordinary sleep.

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he spoke of taking rest in sleep.

but Jesus had spoken about his death, but they thought that about the repose of sleep he speaketh.
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