John 11:39

“Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus said, Take yee away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, sayth vnto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath beene dead foure dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus *said, "Remove the stone. Martha, the sister of the deceased, *said to Him, "Lord, by this time there will be a stench, for he has been {dead} four days.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus saith, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time the body decayeth; for he hath been `dead' four days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said, Lord, by this time the body will be smelling, for he has been dead four days.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus says, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of the dead, says to him, Lord, he stinks already, for he is four days [there].
- Darby Bible

Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith to him, Lord, by this time his body is offensive: for he hath been dead four days.
- Webster's Bible

Take away the stone, said Jesus. Martha, the sister of the dead man, exclaimed, "Master, by this time there is a foul smell; for it is three days since he died."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seith, Take ye awey the stoon. Martha, the sistir of hym that was deed, seith to hym, Lord, he stynkith now, for he hath leye foure daies.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus saith, `Take ye away the stone;' the sister of him who hath died -- Martha -- saith to him, `Sir, already he stinketh, for he is four days dead;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:39


11:39 Lord, by this time he stinketh - Thus did reason and faith struggle together.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:39


Joh 11:39,40 Take ye away the stone. The large stone that closed the entrance, and which several persons would be required to remove. Lord, by this time he stinketh. The practical Martha suggests that decomposition has begun, not understanding his purpose.

Discussion for John 11:39

  • Harold Stoneman for verse 39
    When the fourth man in the fire (Dan. 3:25) meets the impossibilities of fourth day death--life becomes a reaity. With Him all things are possible.

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