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John 11:3 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "Therefore his sister sent unto him, saying," (apesteilan oun hoi adelphai pros auton legousai) "Then the sisters (Mary and Martha) sent (a message) to him saying," directly instructing the person authorized to bear the report to Jesus who was in Bethabara (the Bethany) beyond Jordan in Perea, where He had come some thirty miles northeast from Bethany, where Lazarus lay ill, Joh 1:28; Joh 10:40.

2) "Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick." (kurie ide on phileis asthenei) "Lord look (this way) the one you love ails," is sick, exists in a physically debilitating condition. The sisters were intimate friends of Jesus and turned to Him, as "friend-to-friend,'' who "loveth at all times,'' in this hour of anxious care, Pro 17:17.

Martha, Mary, and Lazarus were three of His most devout disciples in Judea, Joh 7:3. They did not request Him to come, but the message was apparently a veiled desire that He come to them in this crisis hour, Joh 4:49; For they knew of His power of healing and power over death, Mat 8:8; Mat 9:18.

Consult other comments:

John 11:3 - The Greek Testament

John 11:3 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:3 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:3 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:3 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:3 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:3 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:3 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:3 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:3 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:3 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:3 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:3 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:3 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:3 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 11:3 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:3 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:3 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

John 11:3 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:3 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:3 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:3 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:3 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:3 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:3 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:3 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:3 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:3 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:3 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary