John 11:4

“When Iesus heard that, hee said, This sicknesse is not vnto death, but for the glory of God, that the Sonne of God might be glorified thereby.”

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Other Translations

When Jesus heard [that], he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
- King James Version

But when Jesus heard {this,} He said, "This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified thereby.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When this came to his ears, Jesus said, The end of this disease is not death, but the glory of God, so that the Son of God may have glory because of it.
- Basic English Bible

But when Jesus heard [it], he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it.
- Darby Bible

When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus received the message and said, "This illness is not to end in death, but is to promote the glory of God, in order that the Son of God may be glorified by it."
- Weymouth Bible

But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that God's Son may be glorified by it."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus herde, and seide to hem, This syknesse is not to the deth, but for the glorie of God, that mannus sone be glorified bi hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus having heard, said, `This ailment is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:4


11:4 This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God - The event of this sickness will not be death, in the usual sense of the word, a final separation of his soul and body; but a manifestation of the glorious power of God.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:4


Joh 11:4 This sickness is not unto death. That is, death shall not prevail, but God shall be glorified by his rescue from death.

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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