John 11:38

“Iesus therefore againe groning in himselfe, commeth to the graue. It was a caue, and a stone lay vpon it.”

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Other Translations

Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
- King James Version

So Jesus, again being deeply moved within, *came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Jesus, deeply troubled in heart, came to the place of the dead. It was a hole in the rock, and a stone was over the opening.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus therefore, again deeply moved in himself, comes to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
- Darby Bible

Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus, however, again restraining His strong feeling, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone had been laid against the mouth of it.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
- World English Bible

Therfor Jhesus eft makynge noise in hym silf, cam to the graue. And there was a denne, and a stoon was leid theronne.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus, therefore, again groaning in himself, cometh to the tomb, and it was a cave, and a stone was lying upon it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:38


11:38 It was a cave - So Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their wives, except Rachel, were buried in the cave of Machpelah, #Gen 49:29 |- 31. These caves were commonly in rocks, which abounded in that country, either hollowed by nature or hewn by art. And the entrance was shut up with a great stone, which sometimes had a monumental inscription.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:38


Joh 11:38 Jesus . . . cometh to the grave. Graves in Palestine were caves in the rock, either natural or cut, and the mouth was closed by a great stone. Such graves are still seen there. For references to graves, see Ge 23:9 35:8 1Ki 2:34 Isa 14:15 22:16 Mt 27:60 Joh 19:41.

Discussion for John 11

  • 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.
  • Karen
    Witnessing the resurrection of Lazarus would’ve been a marvelous sight and a sweet reunion with his sisters.

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