John 11:20

“Then Martha, as soone as shee heard that Iesus was comming, went and met him: but Mary sate still in the house.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat [still] in the house.
- King James Version

Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary still sat in the house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When Martha had the news that Jesus was on the way, she went out to him, but Mary did not go from the house.
- Basic English Bible

Martha then, when she heard Jesus is coming, went to meet him; but Mary sat in the house.
- Darby Bible

Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat in the house.
- Webster's Bible

Martha, however, as soon as she heard the tidings, "Jesus is coming," went to meet Him; but Mary remained sitting in the house.
- Weymouth Bible

Then when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary stayed in the house.
- World English Bible

Therfor as Martha herde, that Jhesu cam, sche ran to hym; but Mary sat at home.
- Wycliffe Bible

Martha, therefore, when she heard that Jesus doth come, met him, and Mary kept sitting in the house.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:20


11:20 Mary sat in the house - Probably not hearing what was said.


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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