John 11:48
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New International Version
If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation."

King James Bible
If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.

Darby Bible Translation
If we let him thus alone, all will believe on him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.

World English Bible
If we leave him alone like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation."

Young's Literal Translation
if we may let him alone thus, all will believe in him; and the Romans will come, and will take away both our place and nation.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

All men will believe on him - If we permit him to work but a few more miracles like these two last (the cure of the blind man, and the resurrection of Lazarus) he will be universally acknowledged for the Messiah; the people will proclaim him king; and the Romans, who can suffer no government here but their own, will be so irritated that they will send their armies against us, and destroy our temple, and utterly dissolve our civil and ecclesiastical existence. Thus, under the pretense of the public good, these men of blood hide their hatred against Christ, and resolve to put him to death. To get the people on their side, they must give the alarm of destruction to the nation: if this man be permitted to live, we shall be all destroyed! Their former weapons will not now avail. On the subject of keeping the Sabbath, they had been already confounded; and his last miracles were so incontestable that they could no longer cry out, He is a deceiver.

Both our place and nation - Literally, this place, τον τοπον: but that the temple only is understood is dear from Acts 6:13, Acts 6:14; 2 Maccabees 1:14; 2:18; 3:18; 5:16, 17; 10:7; where it is uniformly called the place, or the holy place, because they considered it the most glorious and excellent place in the world. When men act in opposition to God's counsel, the very evils which they expect thereby to avoid will come upon them. They said, If we do not put Jesus to death, the Romans will destroy both our temple and nation. Now, it was because they put him to death that the Romans burnt and razed their temple to the ground, and put a final period to their political existence. See Matthew 22:7; and the notes on chap. 24.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we let.

Acts 5:28,38-40 Saying, Did not we straightly command you that you should not teach in this name? and, behold...


John 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then comes the devil, and takes away the word out of their hearts...

Luke 11:52 Woe to you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves...

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men...

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Deuteronomy 28:50-68 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young...

Daniel 9:26,27 And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself...

Zechariah 13:7,8 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, said the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd...

Zechariah 14:1,2 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, and your spoil shall be divided in the middle of you...

Matthew 21:40-42 When the lord therefore of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers...

Matthew 22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

Matthew 23:35-38 That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth...

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Luke 19:41-44 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...

Luke 21:20-24 And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is near...

Luke 23:28-31 But Jesus turning to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children...

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
Matthew 22:9
So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'

Matthew 24:15
"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand--

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