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

  • FCLINE
    "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me." JESUS
  • Lilian
    And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die Believest thou this. Amen thanks to the blood Jesus i believed you and will worship you forever amen hallelujah
  • BSP
    Verses 35 and 36: Even though Jesus knew he was going to resurrect Lazarus, he wept because death is a very painful experience. Jesus understands how we feel when we lose someone we love to death.
  • Melissa Elder
    Our blessed hope! Praise Jesus!
  • BSP
    If we truly believe in Jesus Christ and have faith in him and show this faith by our actions, we can have the privilege of never dying.
  • Israeli ne Yah
    Jesus told us that what he does we can do greater works once HE goes to the Father and send back the Comforter. Christ Jesus also said that he is the resurrected and the life and Those that are a part of the KINGDOM

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