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John 11:32 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then when Mary was come where Jesus was," (he oun Mariam hos elthen hopou hen lesous) "Then Mary as she came where Jesus was," outside the village still, Joh 11:30.

2) "And saw him, she fell down at his feet," (idousa auton epesen autou pros tous podas) "Upon seeing him, she fell at his feet," prostrate before Him, showing more intensive grief than Martha the counterpart sister of her, who was more like Peter.

3) "Saying unto him, Lord," (legousa auto kurie) "Saying to him intimately, Lord," or Master, supposing in grief that what she was saying was true, expressing her faith in the love of Jesus for Lazarus and his family, Joh 11:1-3. Her faith was affirmed by Martha, Joh 11:21 and the Jews Joh 11:37.

4) "If thou hadst been here," (ei hes hode) "if you had been here," supposing He would have healed him, not let him have died, a less forceful miracle than that He was about to perform. Often life's greatest victories are snatched from life's greatest trials and despair of hope.

5) "My brother had not died." (ouk an mou apethanen ho adelphos) "My brother would not have died.-This was an expression of total faith, not a complaint, But He who is able often also purposes to do for men exceeding abundantly above that they are able to ask or think, Eph 3:20.

Consult other comments:

John 11:32 - The Greek Testament

John 11:32 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:32 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:32 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:32 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:32 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:32 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:32 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:32 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:32 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:32 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:32 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 11:32 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:32 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:32 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:32 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:32 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:32 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:32 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:32 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:32 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:32 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary