“And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.