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John 11:28 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And when she had so said," (kai touto eipousa) "And when she had said this," expressed her total faith or trust in Jesus Christ and His word concerning death and life and the resurrection and her deceased brother, Lazarus, Joh 11:20-27.

2) "She went her way," (apelthen) "She went away," by her own choice, leaving Jesus still behind, outside or at the edge of the town, with the caravan or entourage of His disciples, Joh 11:30, after the privacy with Jesus, with John the writer of this Gospel by His side.

3) "And called Mary her sister secretly, saying," (kai ephonesen Mariam ten adelphen autes lathra eipousa) "And she called Mary her sister secretly or privately, saying," not willing to receive and enjoy the comfort Jesus had given her alone, but wanting her sister Mary to share it, the proper spirit of every believer, 2Co 1:3-4.

4) "The Master is come, and calleth for thee." (ho didaskalos parestin kai phonei se) "The teacher is here and calls for you;- But He sent me to tell you to come to Him for comfort and joy. Martha was a witness to Mary, an helper for Jesus' sake, and to meet a need of Mary. Every believer is called of the Lord, Master, and Shepherd, who desires the salvation and best of life for every man. The redeemed are to say so, Psa 107:2; Mat 5:15-16; Act 1:8.

It is a beautiful and comforting thought that He comes to, and calls men to Him, in every condition of life, offering help and hope to all who come, of their own volition, at His call, through nature, through some friend, through the providences of life, through the Word, or through the Spirit, Mat 11:28; Joh 6:37 b; Mar 10:49; Rev 22:17.

Consult other comments:

John 11:28 - The Greek Testament

John 11:28 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:28 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:28 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:28 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:28 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:28 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 11:28 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:28 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:28 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:28 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 11:28 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:28 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 11:28 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:28 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:28 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:28 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 11:28 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:28 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:28 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 11:28 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:28 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 11:28 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 11:28 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:28 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:28 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:28 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:28 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:28 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:28 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:28 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 11:28 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:28 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:28 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary