New Living Translation
Then he said, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up."
King James Bible
These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
Darby Bible Translation
These things said he; and after this he says to them, Lazarus, our friend, is fallen asleep, but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.
World English Bible
He said these things, and after that, he said to them, "Our friend, Lazarus, has fallen asleep, but I am going so that I may awake him out of sleep."
Young's Literal Translation
These things he said, and after this he saith to them, 'Lazarus our friend hath fallen asleep, but I go on that I may awake him;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:11 Our friend Lazarus sleepeth - This he spoke, just when he died. Sleepeth - Such is the death of good men in the language of heaven. But the disciples did not yet understand this language. And the slowness of our understanding makes the Scripture often descend to our barbarous manner of speaking.
LibraryThe Open Grave at Bethany
'Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met Him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying unto Him, Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Seventh Miracle in John's Gospel --The Raising of Lazarus
The Delays of Love
2 Kings 4:31
Gehazi hurried on ahead and laid the staff on the child's face, but nothing happened. There was no sign of life. He returned to meet Elisha and told him, "The child is still dead."
and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead.
He went inside and asked, "Why all this commotion and weeping? The child isn't dead; she's only asleep."
So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, "Lord, your dear friend is very sick."
But at night there is danger of stumbling because they have no light."
The disciples said, "Lord, if he is sleeping, he will soon get better!"
They thought Jesus meant Lazarus was simply sleeping, but Jesus meant Lazarus had died.
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