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John 11:41 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then they took away the stone," (eran oun ton lithon) "Then they lifted the stone," from its tomb covering place, though it was with misgiving and uncertainty on the part of Martha, who stood with Mary in awe and wonder.

2) "From the place where the dead was laid," (Though not contained in many manuscripts) this aptly describes what happened to the sealed or covered entrance to Lazarus' tomb, at the bidding of Jesus, and anticipation of those who were witnessing the event, inclusive of John, this Gospel writer.

3) "And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said,'' (ho de lesous heren tous ophthalmous ano kai eipen) "Then Jesus lifted his eyes up (above the grave level) and said," as He prayed a prayer of gratitude to His Father in heaven, from whom and where the rulership of the universe originates.

4) "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me." (pater eucharisto soi hoti ekousas mou) "Father I thank you that you have heard me." This was an open, yet indirect rebuttal to those who had earlier accused Him of being a law-breaking blasphemer because He had told them plainly that God was His Father, Joh 10:24-25; Joh 10:29-30; Joh 10:36-38; Joh 12:28-30.

Consult other comments:

John 11:41 - The Greek Testament

John 11:41 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:41 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:41 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:41 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:41 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:41 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:41 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:41 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:41 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:41 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:41 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:41 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:41 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:41 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:41 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 11:41 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:41 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:41 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:41 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:41 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:41 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:41 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:41 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:41 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:41 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:41 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:41 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary