New American Standard Bible
and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.
King James Bible
And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
Darby Bible Translation
and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, that they might console them concerning their brother.
World English Bible
Many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.
Young's Literal Translation
and many of the Jews had come unto Martha and Mary, that they might comfort them concerning their brother;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Many of the Jews - Probably their distant relatives or their friends.
To comfort - These visits of consolation were commonly extended to seven clays (Grotius; Lightfoot).
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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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1 Samuel 31:13
They took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
1 Chronicles 7:22
Their father Ephraim mourned many days, and his relatives came to comfort him.
1 Chronicles 10:12
all the valiant men arose and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh, and they buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.
She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word.
but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
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