John 11:40 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "Jesus saith unto her," (legei aute ho lesous) "Jesus says to her directly, personally," to Martha, to restrain the struggle and fear in her mind, of what might happen when the stone was taken up and away from the entrance to the tomb, as He had commanded, Joh 11:39.

2) ''Said I not unto thee," (ouk eipon soi) "Did I not tell you," explain and certify upon my honor to you, when I spoke to you first, as the head of the family now, when you first came out to meet me, Joh 11:20-24.

3) "That if thou wouldst believe," (hoti ean pisteuses) "That if you believe," Joh 11:25. Believers are to believe, when they make petitions to God to do something for them, else the prayer requests are in vain, Jas 1:6-7. And Jesus had said these things to strengthen Martha's faith to the visitors of her brother's resurrection from the grave.

4) "Thou shouldest see the glory of God?" (opse ten doksan theou) "You will see (recognize) the glory of God?" and that your brother would rise again, before you, Joh 11:23; Joh 11:25. For this death had happened that Jesus might be glorified, as the Son of God, and might glorify God, Joh 11:4; Joh 17:4.

Consult other comments:

John 11:40 - The Greek Testament

John 11:40 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:40 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:40 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:40 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:40 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:40 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:40 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:40 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:40 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:40 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:40 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:40 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:40 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 11:40 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:40 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:40 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 11:40 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:40 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:40 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:40 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:40 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:40 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:40 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:40 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:40 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary