John 11:15
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New International Version
and for your sake I am glad 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;'

John 11:15 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am glad for your sakes that I was not there - "I tell you plainly, Lazarus is dead: and I am glad I was not there - if I had been, I should have been prevailed on to have healed him almost as soon as he fell sick, and I should not have had so striking an occasion to manifest the glory of God to you, and to establish you in the faith." It was a miracle to discover that Lazarus was dead, as no person had come to announce it. It was a greater miracle to raise a dead man than to cure a sick man. And it was a still greater miracle, to raise one that was three or four days buried, and in whose body putrefaction might have begun to take place, than to raise one that was but newly dead. See John 11:39.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I am glad.

John 11:35,36 Jesus wept...

for.

John 12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Genesis 26:24 And the LORD appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham your father: fear not, for I am with you...

Genesis 39:5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had...

Psalm 105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yes, he reproved kings for their sakes;

Isaiah 54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake.

Isaiah 65:8 Thus said the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one said, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it...

2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory...

to.

John 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God...

John 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

John 14:10,11 Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak to you I speak not of myself...

1 John 5:13 These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life...

Library
March 28 Evening
Our friend sleepeth.--JOHN 11:11. I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. If the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. But now is Christ risen from the
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

June 22 Evening
Behold how he loved.--JOHN 11:36. He died for all.--Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. He . . . liveth to make intercession for them.--I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again, and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also.--Father, I will that they whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am.--Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. We love him, because he first loved loved us.--The
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!
Jesus is talking of the death of His friend, let us listen to His words; perhaps we may find the key to His actions in the words of His lips. How surprising! He does not say, "I regret that I have tarried so long." He does not say, "I ought to have hastened, but even now it is not too late." Hear, and marvel! Wonder of wonders, He says, "I am glad that I was not there." Glad! the word is out of place? Lazarus, by this time, stinketh in his tomb,and here is the Saviour glad! Martha and Mary are weeping
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 10: 1864

Beloved, and yet Afflicted
We need not be astonished that the man whom the Lord loves is sick, for he is only a man. The love of Jesus does not separate us from the common necessities and infirmities of human life. Men of God are still men. The covenant of grace is not a charter of exemption from consumption, or rheumatism, or asthma. The bodily ills, which come upon us because of our flesh, will attend us to the tomb, for Paul saith, "we that are in this body do groan." Those whom the Lord loves are the more likely to be
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

Cross References
John 11:14
So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,

John 11:16
Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."

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