John 11:38
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English Standard Version
Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

King James Bible
Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

American Standard Version
Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh to the sepulchre. Now it was a cave; and a stone was laid over it.

English Revised Version
Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus, however, again restraining His strong feeling, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone had been laid against the mouth of it.

John 11:38 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Lay upon (ἐπέκειτο)

This would be the meaning if the tomb were a vertical pit; but if hollowed horizontally into the rock, it may mean lay against. The traditional tomb of Lazarus is of the former kind, being descended into by a ladder.

John 11:38 Parallel Commentaries

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groaning.

John 11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through the middle of Jerusalem...

Ezekiel 21:6 Sigh therefore, you son of man, with the breaking of your loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

Mark 8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? truly I say to you...

It was.

Genesis 23:19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre...

Genesis 49:29-31 And he charged them, and said to them, I am to be gathered to my people...

Isaiah 22:16 What have you here? and whom have you here, that you have hewed you out a sepulcher here, as he that hews him out a sepulcher on high...

Matthew 27:60,66 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher...

Cross References
Matthew 27:60
and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.

Mark 15:46
And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.

Luke 24:2
And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,

John 11:33
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.

John 20:1
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

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