New American Standard Bible
and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him."
King James Bible
And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
Darby Bible Translation
And I rejoice on your account that I was not there, in order that ye may believe. But let us go to him.
World English Bible
I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe. Nevertheless, let's go to him."
Young's Literal Translation
and I rejoice, for your sake, (that ye may believe,) that I was not there; but we may go to him;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I am glad ... - The meaning of this verse may be thus expressed: "If I had been there during his sickness, the entreaties of his sisters and friends would have prevailed with me to restore him to health. I could not have refused them without appearing to be unkind. Though a restoration to health would have been a miracle, and sufficient to convince you, yet the miracle of raising him after being four days dead will be far more impressive, and on that account I rejoice that an opportunity is thus given so strikingly to confirm your faith."
To the intent - To furnish you evidence on which you might be established in the belief that I am the Messiah.
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Jesus wept.--JOHN 11:35. A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.--We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities.--It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.--Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks …
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