John 11:19

“And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And many of the Iewes came to Martha, and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning {their} brother.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a number of Jews had come to Martha and Mary to give them comfort about their brother.
- Basic English Bible

and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, that they might console them concerning their brother.
- Darby Bible

And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
- Webster's Bible

and a considerable number of the Jews were with Martha and Mary, having come to express sympathy with them on the death of their brother.
- Weymouth Bible

Many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.
- World English Bible

And many of the Jewis camen to Mary and Martha, to coumforte hem of her brothir.
- Wycliffe Bible

and many of the Jews had come unto Martha and Mary, that they might comfort them concerning their brother;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 11:19


Joh 11:19 Many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary. Jews from Jerusalem, of which Bethany was a suburb. As "Jews" in John's usage means the ruling classes, the fact that they came shows that the family of Lazarus was influential. These came to "comfort"; that is, to sit with and talk to the mourners. The mourning was kept up thirty days.

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