John 11:37
New International Version
But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"

New Living Translation
But some said, “This man healed a blind man. Couldn’t he have kept Lazarus from dying?”

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?”

Berean Study Bible
But some of them asked, “Could not this man who opened the eyes of the blind also have kept Lazarus from dying?”

Berean Literal Bible
But some of them said, "Was not this man having opened the eyes of the blind able to have caused that this one also should not have died?"

New American Standard Bible
But some of them said, "Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have kept this man also 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?

Christian Standard Bible
But some of them said, "Couldn't he who opened the blind man's eyes also have kept this man from dying?"

Contemporary English Version
Some of them said, "He gives sight to the blind. Why couldn't he have kept Lazarus from dying?"

Good News Translation
But some of them said, "He gave sight to the blind man, didn't he? Could he not have kept Lazarus from dying?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But some of them said, "Couldn't He who opened the blind man's eyes also have kept this man from dying?"

International Standard Version
But some of them said, "Surely the one who opened the eyes of the blind man could have kept this man from dying, couldn't he?"

NET Bible
But some of them said, "This is the man who caused the blind man to see! Couldn't he have done something to keep Lazarus from dying?"

New Heart English Bible
But some of them said, "Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him who was blind, have also kept this man from dying?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But some of them said, “Was not this one who had opened the eyes of the blind man able to cause that even this one would not have died?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But some of the Jews asked, "Couldn't this man who gave a blind man sight keep Lazarus from dying?"

New American Standard 1977
But some of them said, “Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him who was blind, have kept this man also from dying?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind, have also caused that this man should not have died?

King James 2000 Bible
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?

American King James Version
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?

Darby Bible Translation
And some of them said, Could not this [man], who has opened the eyes of the blind [man], have caused that this [man] also should not have died?

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?"

World English Bible
Some of them said, "Couldn't this man, who opened the eyes of him who was blind, have also kept this man from dying?"

Young's Literal Translation
and certain of them said, 'Was not this one, who did open the eyes of the blind man, able to cause that also this one might not have died?'
Study Bible
Jesus Comforts Martha and Mary
36Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!” 37But some of them asked, “Could not this man who opened the eyes of the blind also have kept Lazarus from dying?” 38Jesus, once again deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.…
Cross References
John 9:7
Then He told him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So the man 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.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

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
Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? …

Matthew 27:40-42
And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross…







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

some
Τινὲς (Tines)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

of
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

them
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

asked,
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Could
ἐδύνατο (edynato)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

not
Οὐκ (Ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

this [man]
οὗτος (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

opened
ἀνοίξας (anoixas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

eyes
ὀφθαλμοὺς (ophthalmous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3788: The eye; fig: the mind's eye. From optanomai; the eye; by implication, vision; figuratively, envy.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

blind
τυφλοῦ (typhlou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5185: Blind, physically or mentally. From, tuphoo; opaque, i.e. blind.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

have kept
ποιῆσαι (poiēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

[Lazarus]
οὗτος (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

from dying?”
ἀποθάνῃ (apothanē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.
(37) And some of them said.--Better, But some of them said--i.e., another party of the Jews, differing from those mentioned in the last verse.

Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind . .?--They refer to the greatest miracle which had taken place within the limits of their own knowledge. The other miracles of raising the dead they must have heard of, but had not believed. What they think of here is not raising the dead, but the possibility of preventing death; and their question is meant to imply that He could not have prevented this death. If He could, surely He would have done so for one whom He had loved, and would have come at once, instead of waiting until death had taken place. The inference they would draw is that, after all, the present failure is a proof that He did not open the eyes of the blind.

11:33-46 Christ's tender sympathy with these afflicted friends, appeared by the troubles of his spirit. In all the afflictions of believers he is afflicted. His concern for them was shown by his kind inquiry after the remains of his deceased friend. Being found in fashion as a man, he acts in the way and manner of the sons of men. It was shown by his tears. He was a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. Tears of compassion resemble those of Christ. But Christ never approved that sensibility of which many are proud, while they weep at mere tales of distress, but are hardened to real woe. He sets us an example to withdraw from scenes of giddy mirth, that we may comfort the afflicted. And we have not a High Priest who cannot be touched with a feeling of our infirmities. It is a good step toward raising a soul to spiritual life, when the stone is taken away, when prejudices are removed, and got over, and way is made for the word to enter the heart. If we take Christ's word, and rely on his power and faithfulness, we shall see the glory of God, and be happy in the sight. Our Lord Jesus has taught us, by his own example, to call God Father, in prayer, and to draw nigh to him as children to a father, with humble reverence, yet with holy boldness. He openly made this address to God, with uplifted eyes and loud voice, that they might be convinced the Father had sent him as his beloved Son into the world. He could have raised Lazarus by the silent exertion of his power and will, and the unseen working of the Spirit of life; but he did it by a loud call. This was a figure of the gospel call, by which dead souls are brought out of the grave of sin: and of the sound of the archangel's trumpet at the last day, with which all that sleep in the dust shall be awakened, and summoned before the great tribunal. The grave of sin and this world, is no place for those whom Christ has quickened; they must come forth. Lazarus was thoroughly revived, and returned not only to life, but to health. The sinner cannot quicken his own soul, but he is to use the means of grace; the believer cannot sanctify himself, but he is to lay aside every weight and hinderance. We cannot convert our relatives and friends, but we should instruct, warn, and invite them.
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