John 11:4

“When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When Iesus heard that, hee said, This sicknesse is not vnto death, but for the glory of God, that the Sonne of God might be glorified thereby.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But when Jesus heard {this,} He said, "This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified thereby.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When this came to his ears, Jesus said, The end of this disease is not death, but the glory of God, so that the Son of God may have glory because of it.
- Basic English Bible

But when Jesus heard [it], he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it.
- Darby Bible

When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus received the message and said, "This illness is not to end in death, but is to promote the glory of God, in order that the Son of God may be glorified by it."
- Weymouth Bible

But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that God's Son may be glorified by it."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus herde, and seide to hem, This syknesse is not to the deth, but for the glorie of God, that mannus sone be glorified bi hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus having heard, said, `This ailment is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 11:4


11:4 This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God - The event of this sickness will not be death, in the usual sense of the word, a final separation of his soul and body; but a manifestation of the glorious power of God.


People's Bible Notes for John 11:4


Joh 11:4 This sickness is not unto death. That is, death shall not prevail, but God shall be glorified by his rescue from death.

Discussion for John 11:4

  • Rev. Akpan Inyang for verse 4
    The BAR is raised from sickness to death Death is more pronounced to show God s ultimate power Glory to His majestic name

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