John 12:2

“There they made him a supper, and Martha serued: but Lazarus was one of them þt sate at the table with him.”

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Other Translations

There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
- King James Version

So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining {at the table} with Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So they made him a supper there: and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they made him a meal there, and he was waited on by Martha, and Lazarus was among those who were seated with him at table.
- Basic English Bible

There therefore they made him a supper, and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those at table with him.
- Darby Bible

There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
- Webster's Bible

So they gave a dinner there in honour of Jesus, at which Martha waited at table, but Lazarus was one of the guests who were with Him.
- Weymouth Bible

So they made him a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him.
- World English Bible

And thei maden to hym a soopere there, and Martha mynystride to hym; and Lazarus was oon of men that saten at the mete with hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

they made, therefore, to him a supper there, and Martha was ministering, and Lazarus was one of those reclining together (at meat) with him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:2


12:2 It seems Martha was a person of some figure, from the great respect which was paid to her and her sister, in visits and condolences on Lazarus's death, as well as from the costly ointment mentioned in the next verse. And probably it was at their house our Lord and his disciples lodged, when he returned from Jerusalem to Bethany, every evening of the last week of his life, upon which he was now entered.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:2


Joh 12:2 There they made him a supper. For notes on this supper and the anointing, see Mt 26:6-16. Compare Mr 14:3-11 Lu 7:36-50.

Discussion for John 12

  • TRACY BULLOCK
    JOHN 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me ...him will my father honor. My favorite verse in all the bible. It says everything. I get goosebumps everytime I read it. Serve and FOLLOW, follow in the way Jesus lived and carried on his business, and his father will honor you. Powerful !
  • Museum
    He that sees me sees him that sent me, so that there is no space between God and Jesus
  • Ivy Jihnson
    The theme of John’s Gospel: Jesus is the Divine Incarnation of God: came down from Heaven share the Truth: God’s Goodness: Love: The Purpose of John’s Gospel: Stated by John: is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was: and is: The Christ: The-Son-of-God: Believers In Him: will have Eternal Life: Jesus: six days before Passover: came to Bethany:Lazarus: Jesus raised from the dead: there Jesus ate supper
  • Alex
    By the Disobedience of 1 man Sin entered the world and this CURSE of Adam was passed on to ALL men, no exceptions. Thus the Obedience of Christ wd have to be passed on to ALL men no exceptions Thats y he is saying IF I BE LIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. IN ADAM WE ALL DIED BUT IN CHRIST WE WILL ALL LIVE NO EXCEPTIONS.Whosoever will let him come and take of the WATERS OF LIFE freely.
  • A disciple
    "While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them." How many mornings will we still wake up in this world? How many days will we still have to receive the Light, repent and be converted? How many days will God bear with this people who only oppose and resist His Spirit and despise Jesus Christ?
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Jesus was not ready for the Gentile world, Jesus had to finish the work on the cross. St. JOHN 12:20-24. The Word is so real ..

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