John 11:1

“Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now a certaine man was sicke, named Lazarus of Bethanie, the towne of Mary, and her sister Martha.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now a certain man named Lazarus was ill; he was of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
- Basic English Bible

Now there was a certain [man] sick, Lazarus of Bethany, of the village of Mary and Martha her sister.
- Darby Bible

Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
- Webster's Bible

Now a certain man, named Lazarus, of Bethany, was lying ill-- Bethany being the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
- Weymouth Bible

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister, Martha.
- World English Bible

And ther was a sijk man, Lazarus of Bethanye, of the castel of Marie and Martha, hise sistris.
- Wycliffe Bible

And there was a certain one ailing, Lazarus, from Bethany, of the village of Mary and Martha her sister --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:1


11:1 One Lazarus - It is probable, Lazarus was younger than his sisters. Bethany is named, the town of Mary and Martha, and Lazarus is mentioned after them, #John 11:5|. Ecclesiastical history informs us, that Lazarus was now thirty years old, and that he lived thirty years after Christ's ascension.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:1


Joh 11:1 Lazarus Raised from the Dead SUMMARY OF JOHN 11: Lazarus Sick Unto Death. Jesus Sent For. Lazarus Dead and Buried When He Comes. The Resurrection and the Life. Lazarus Comes Forth at the Word. Many Jews Believe. The Sanhedrin Takes Counsel Against Christ. The Prophecy of Caiaphas. The Passover at Hand. A certain [man] . . . [named] Lazarus. He is not named in the other Gospels, though his sisters are. Bethany. About two miles east of Jerusalem, on the eastern slope of Mount Olivet. The town of Mary . . . and Martha. John speaks of the sisters as well known in the church. They had been named by Luke, who wrote before him (Lu 10:38-42).

Discussion for John 11

  • FCLINE
    "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me." JESUS
  • Lilian
    And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die Believest thou this. Amen thanks to the blood Jesus i believed you and will worship you forever amen hallelujah
  • BSP
    Verses 35 and 36: Even though Jesus knew he was going to resurrect Lazarus, he wept because death is a very painful experience. Jesus understands how we feel when we lose someone we love to death.
  • Melissa Elder
    Our blessed hope! Praise Jesus!
  • BSP
    If we truly believe in Jesus Christ and have faith in him and show this faith by our actions, we can have the privilege of never dying.
  • Israeli ne Yah
    Jesus told us that what he does we can do greater works once HE goes to the Father and send back the Comforter. Christ Jesus also said that he is the resurrected and the life and Those that are a part of the KINGDOM

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