New International Version
and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of 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;
John 11:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Many of the Jews came - Bethany being so nigh to Jerusalem, many of the relatives and friends of the family came, according to the Jewish custom, to mourn with the afflicted sisters. Mourning, among the Jews, lasted about thirty days: the three first days were termed days of weeping: then followed seven of lamentation. During the three days, the mourner did no servile work; and, if any one saluted him, he did not return the salutation. During the seven days, he did no servile work, except in private - lay with his bed on the floor - did not put on his sandals - did not wash nor anoint himself - had his head covered - and neither read in the law, the Mishnah, nor the Talmud. All the thirty days he continued unshaven, wore no white or new clothes, and did not sew up the rents which he had made in his garments. See Lightfoot, and see on John 11:31 (note).
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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 …
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A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!
Beloved, and yet Afflicted
1 Samuel 31:13
Then they took their bones and buried them under a tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and they fasted seven days.
1 Chronicles 7:22
Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days, and his relatives came to comfort him.
1 Chronicles 10:12
all their valiant men went and took the bodies of Saul and his sons and brought them to Jabesh. Then they buried their bones under the great tree in Jabesh, and they fasted seven days.
When Job's three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.
She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.
but few things are needed--or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
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