John 11:1

“Now a certaine man was sicke, named Lazarus of Bethanie, the towne of Mary, and her sister Martha.”

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Other Translations

Now a certain [man] was sick, [named] Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
- King James Version

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now a certain man named Lazarus was ill; he was of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
- Basic English Bible

Now there was a certain [man] sick, Lazarus of Bethany, of the village of Mary and Martha her sister.
- Darby Bible

Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
- Webster's Bible

Now a certain man, named Lazarus, of Bethany, was lying ill-- Bethany being the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
- Weymouth Bible

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister, Martha.
- World English Bible

And ther was a sijk man, Lazarus of Bethanye, of the castel of Marie and Martha, hise sistris.
- Wycliffe Bible

And there was a certain one ailing, Lazarus, from Bethany, of the village of Mary and Martha her sister --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:1


11:1 One Lazarus - It is probable, Lazarus was younger than his sisters. Bethany is named, the town of Mary and Martha, and Lazarus is mentioned after them, #John 11:5|. Ecclesiastical history informs us, that Lazarus was now thirty years old, and that he lived thirty years after Christ's ascension.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:1


Joh 11:1 Lazarus Raised from the Dead SUMMARY OF JOHN 11: Lazarus Sick Unto Death. Jesus Sent For. Lazarus Dead and Buried When He Comes. The Resurrection and the Life. Lazarus Comes Forth at the Word. Many Jews Believe. The Sanhedrin Takes Counsel Against Christ. The Prophecy of Caiaphas. The Passover at Hand. A certain [man] . . . [named] Lazarus. He is not named in the other Gospels, though his sisters are. Bethany. About two miles east of Jerusalem, on the eastern slope of Mount Olivet. The town of Mary . . . and Martha. John speaks of the sisters as well known in the church. They had been named by Luke, who wrote before him (Lu 10:38-42).

Discussion for John 11

  • Russell Stone
    The first 1st letter In the Bible is I. Also the first Roman numeral is I. I can be spelled ,Eye . The Eye of GOD is always watching, always hearing always seeing always loving always caring. Ecclesiastes 11:7 has 2 parts . Part A " Then shall dust return to the earth as it was ". Part B "And the spirit return into GOD who gave it." All will return to GOD.
  • Teri
    We need to heed ...while it's still day! we will by edifying the body and by witnessing to the lost. this chapter shows that there is a resurrection and also a separation from God...John 9:4 there is a time when no man can work.
  • Getto John
    It may have happened, but the Bible is a metaphor of how we're to spend time on earth. There's glory with God, here and in heaven. On earth there is trouble and floundering, doubt and disgrace. And Rome gave up on a reunion with Jesus. So why wait for his return any longer. God is who I believe, not man! His word brings life to the dead, after a time of trial of faith. On earth, troubles!!
  • Obbie Beal
    (25-26 are great example of the power of GOD as it relates to life, death, resurrection from the dead;) 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. believest thou this?
  • Ivy
    V:25! JESUS: Resurrection:LIFE: Eternal: Everlasting: Lord:God and Saviour: Jesus Christ: ONLY! Only He can Change our: dull: drab: sinful:lives:
    When we come to Him By Faith: Believing: Receiving: His Awesome: FREE: Gift of Salvation: We could never Earn it: It is Priceless: It cannot be bought: Lord gave his Ultimate: His LIFE: JESUS BOUGHT OUR SOULS: WITH HIS SHED BLOOD: AT CALVARY’S CROSS!
  • QUEEN V
    JESUS GROAN IN HIS SPIRIT AND WEPT WHEN HIS PEOPLE SUFFER.

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