John 11:13

“Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 11:13

Howbeit Iesus spake of his death: but they thought that hee had spoken of taking of rest in sleepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking of literal sleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now Jesus had spoken of his death: but they thought that he spake of taking rest in sleep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus, however, was talking of his death: but they had the idea that he was talking about taking rest in sleep.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus spoke of his death, but *they* thought that he spoke of the rest of sleep.
- Darby Bible

Now Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking rest in sleep.
- Webster's Bible

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought He referred to the rest taken in ordinary sleep.
- Weymouth Bible

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he spoke of taking rest in sleep.
- World English Bible

But Jhesus hadde seid of his deth; but thei gessiden, that he seide of slepyng of sleep.
- Wycliffe Bible

but Jesus had spoken about his death, but they thought that about the repose of sleep he speaketh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 11:13

Wesley's Notes for John 11:13


11:11 Our friend Lazarus sleepeth - This he spoke, just when he died. Sleepeth - Such is the death of good men in the language of heaven. But the disciples did not yet understand this language. And the slowness of our understanding makes the Scripture often descend to our barbarous manner of speaking.


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