John 11:29 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "As soon as she heard that," (ekeine de hos ekousen) "Then that one (Mary) when she heard," the very moment she heard, she resolved to leave her grieving behind and obey the voice of her Lord; She resolved promptly and joyfully "not slothful in business," Rom 14:11.

2) "She arose quickly," (egeiretai tachu) "She rose up quickly," sprang up with elation, gladness, and joy, to abandon her broken hearted grieving. Though Mary was the quiet one of the sisters, quiet ones often have great energies under adversities and in emergencies. She "made haste" to obey, as Zacchaeus had done at the Lord's bidding, Luk 19:5.

3) "And came unto him." (kai ercheto pros auton) "And approached him," or came to Jesus, of her own volition or will, at His call, a thing every needy soul should do. She acted promptly, at the Master's call or invitation, as every soul should do, Mat 11:28-30; Rev 22:17.

Consult other comments:

John 11:29 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:29 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:29 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:29 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:29 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:29 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:29 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:29 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:29 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:29 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:29 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:29 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:29 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:29 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:29 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:29 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:29 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary