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Verses of John 11

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John 11:11 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. Our Saviour, coming near to Bethany, tells his disciples that Lazarus sleepeth; that is plainly, he was dead. This shews his omnisciency, and that he was truly God: for he had received no advice of his death from any person, but as God he knew that he was deceased.

Observe, 2. The sweet title given both to death and Lazarus; death is called a sleep, Lazarus is tiles a friend: yet Christ says, not my friend, but our friend Lazarus sleepeth; intimating that gracious familiarity and mutual friendship which was betwixt himself and all his members.

Learn hence, 1. That all true believers are Christ's friends.

2. That the friends of Christ must die as well as others.

3. That their death is but a sleep, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth. It followeth, but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

Observe, Christ says not, We will go and awake him, but I will go, and I will awake him. The disciples who were companions in the way, must not be partners in the work; witnesses they may be, actors they cannot be; none can awake Lazarus, but the Maker of Lazarus. Who can command the soul to come down and meet the body; and who can command the body to rise up and meet the soul, but that God that created both soul and body?

Lord! it is our comfort against the dread and terror of death, that our resurrection depends upon thy almighty power. I will go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

Verses of John 11

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Consult other comments:

John 11:11 - The Greek Testament

John 11:11 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:11 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:11 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 11:11 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:11 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:11 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:11 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:11 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:11 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:11 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:11 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:11 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:11 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 11:11 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:11 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:11 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 11:11 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:11 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 11:11 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:11 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 11:11 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 11:11 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:11 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 11:11 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:11 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:11 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:11 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:11 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:11 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:11 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:11 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:11 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:11 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament