John 11:21 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then said Martha unto Jesus," (eipen oun he Martha pros lesoun) "Then Martha said personally to Jesus;- Like Peter among the twelve apostles, Martha was the energetic, quick spoken, always ready to give advice, and impulsive worker who took advantage of the first opportunity to go out, put people in their place, to greet Jesus, without even letting Mary know He was coming, Joh 11:28-29.

2) "Lord if thou hadst been here," (kurie ei en hode) "Master if you had been here;- With sorrow and regret, without complaint, she gave this testimony of utter faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Master, 1Co 12:3. This she did only by the Holy Spirit.

3) "My brother would not have died." (ouk an apethanen ho adelphos mou) "My brother would not have died." This was a mutual faith, expressed by both her and her sister, and later confirmed by many mourners and Jewish friends who had known our Lord's former labors and miracles among them in Judea, and in the Jerusalem area, Joh 11:32; Joh 11:37. Here are three testimonies that Jesus could have kept Lazarus from dying had He been present in his hour of critical illness: 1 ) Martha, Joh 11:21; Joh 11:2) Mary, Joh 11:32; Joh 11:3) Many Jews, Joh 11:36-37.

Consult other comments:

John 11:21 - The Greek Testament

John 11:21 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:21 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:21 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:21 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:21 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:21 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:21 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:21 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:21 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:21 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:21 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:21 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:21 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:21 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:21 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:21 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:21 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:21 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:21 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:21 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:21 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:21 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary