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

  • Zeingoff
    Jesus spoke of the Spirit concerning Laz. Therefore he let the death of the body occur. What! But he knew a demonstration of the power of God was necessary. It became a political tipping point as the High priests plotted his sacrifice to save their position in the Roman state
    Jesus certainly knew his fate and also knew he the Father who would stage these events for the sake of all the doubters
  • Irene123
    V. 10 - is yet another prophesy of Acts 2:38 - the receiving of the 'light' (Holy Ghost, after being baptized using the NAME of Jesus); altho' it is common to receive His spirit before water baptism, but water baptism has to be in there.
  • David Teer
    Why do men fear other men? We should fear who can judge our souls not humans. We must fear the grave as we fear the bed.
  • Irene123
    E. Ijioma - I wish you had given the scripture for the plan of salvation.
  • Emeka Ijioma
    I know that whosoever believes in Jesus and follows the pattern he has given, that is, repent of our sins, offer ourselves and be Baptised by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ and remain in the fear of God (process of sanctification), we shall receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and will be saved. This is the process of salvation laid down in the Bible for us to follow.
  • Geraldine
    This means that only Jesus can save us. He gave His life on calvary to save a sinner like me and for sure once you accepted Him as your Personal Lord Saviour, definitely you will have an eternal life in Heaven. Thank you Lord for this promise.

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