New American Standard Bible
So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick."
King James Bible
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
Darby Bible Translation
The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
World English Bible
The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, "Lord, behold, he for whom you have great affection is sick."
Young's Literal Translation
therefore sent the sisters unto him, saying, 'Sir, lo, he whom thou dost love is ailing;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Whom thou lovest - John 11:5. The members of this family were among the few special and intimate friends of our Lord. He was much with them, and showed them marks of special friendship Luke 10:38-42, and they bestowed upon him special proofs of affection in return. This shows that special attachments are lawful for Christians, and that those friendships are especially lovely which are tempered and sweetened with the spirit of Christ. Friendships should always be cemented by religion, and one main end of those attachments should be to aid one another in the great business of preparing to die.
Sent unto him - They believed that he had power to heal him John 11:21, though they did not then seem to suppose that he could raise him if he died. Perhaps there were two reasons why they sent for him; one, because they supposed he would be desirous of seeing his friend; the other, because they supposed he could restore him. In sickness we should implore the aid and presence of Jesus. He only can restore us and our friends; he only can perform for us the office of a friend when all other friends fail; and he only can cheer us with the hope of a blessed resurrection.
LibraryMarch 11 Evening
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 …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Christ's Question to Each
Oh, How He Loves!
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When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, "Do not weep."
It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
This He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep."
Martha then said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
So the Jews were saying, "See how He loved him!"
"You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.
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