John 11:39

“Iesus said, Take yee away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, sayth vnto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath beene dead foure dayes.”

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Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been [dead] four days.
- King James Version

Jesus *said, "Remove the stone. Martha, the sister of the deceased, *said to Him, "Lord, by this time there will be a stench, for he has been {dead} four days.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus saith, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time the body decayeth; for he hath been `dead' four days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said, Lord, by this time the body will be smelling, for he has been dead four days.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus says, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of the dead, says to him, Lord, he stinks already, for he is four days [there].
- Darby Bible

Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith to him, Lord, by this time his body is offensive: for he hath been dead four days.
- Webster's Bible

Take away the stone, said Jesus. Martha, the sister of the dead man, exclaimed, "Master, by this time there is a foul smell; for it is three days since he died."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seith, Take ye awey the stoon. Martha, the sistir of hym that was deed, seith to hym, Lord, he stynkith now, for he hath leye foure daies.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus saith, `Take ye away the stone;' the sister of him who hath died -- Martha -- saith to him, `Sir, already he stinketh, for he is four days dead;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:39


11:39 Lord, by this time he stinketh - Thus did reason and faith struggle together.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:39


Joh 11:39,40 Take ye away the stone. The large stone that closed the entrance, and which several persons would be required to remove. Lord, by this time he stinketh. The practical Martha suggests that decomposition has begun, not understanding his purpose.

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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