John 11:37
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English Standard Version
But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?”

King James Bible
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?

American Standard Version
But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him that was blind, have caused that this man also should not die?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But some of them said: Could not he that opened the eyes of the man born blind, have caused that this man should not die?

English Revised Version
But some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of him that was blind, have caused that this man also should not die?

Webster's Bible Translation
And some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

Weymouth New Testament
But others of them asked, "Was this man who opened the blind man's eyes unable to prevent this man from dying?"

John 11:37 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Of the blind (τοῦτυφλοῦ)

Referring to the restoration of the blind man in ch. 9. The A.V. is too indefinite. Rev., rightly, of him that was blind.

Have caused, etc.

This saying of the Jews may have been uttered ironically, in which case it throws light on the meaning of groaned in the spirit (John 11:33) and of groaning in Himself in the next verse. But the words may have been spoken sincerely.

John 11:37 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Could.

John 9:6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

Psalm 78:19,20 Yes, they spoke against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness...

Matthew 27:40-42 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross...

Mark 15:32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe...

Luke 23:35,39 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself...

Cross References
John 9:7
and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

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

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