John 11:13

“Howbeit Iesus spake of his death: but they thought that hee had spoken of taking of rest in sleepe.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
- King James Version

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking of literal sleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now Jesus had spoken of his death: but they thought that he spake of taking rest in sleep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus, however, was talking of his death: but they had the idea that he was talking about taking rest in sleep.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus spoke of his death, but *they* thought that he spoke of the rest of sleep.
- Darby Bible

Now Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking rest in sleep.
- Webster's Bible

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought He referred to the rest taken in ordinary sleep.
- Weymouth Bible

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he spoke of taking rest in sleep.
- World English Bible

But Jhesus hadde seid of his deth; but thei gessiden, that he seide of slepyng of sleep.
- Wycliffe Bible

but Jesus had spoken about his death, but they thought that about the repose of sleep he speaketh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for John 11

  • Cindy
    Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall NEVER die....Such a powerful statement. Thank you, Jesus, for your Free Gift of Eternal Life. By Grace through Faith, not of yourselves lest any man should boast. Jesus plus nothing else. Perfected Forever.
  • 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!

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