New International Version
But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"
King James Bible
And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
Darby Bible Translation
And some of them said, Could not this [man], who has opened the eyes of the blind [man], have caused that this [man] also should not have died?
World English Bible
Some of them said, "Couldn't this man, who opened the eyes of him who was blind, have also kept this man from dying?"
Young's Literal Translation
and certain of them said, 'Was not this one, who did open the eyes of the blind man, able to cause that also this one might not have died?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Could not this man, which opened the eyes, etc. - Through the maliciousness of their hearts, these Jews considered the tears of Jesus as a proof of his weakness. We may suppose them to have spoken thus: "If he loved him so well, why did he not heal him? And if he could have healed him, why did he not do it, seeing he testifies so much sorrow at his death? Let none hereafter vaunt the miracle of the blind man's cure; if he had been capable of doing that, he would not have permitted his friend to die." Thus will men reason, or rather madden, concerning the works and providence of God; till, by his farther miracles of mercy or judgment, he converts or confounds them.
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LibraryMarch 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 …
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"Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means "Sent"). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
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