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John 11:17

    John 11:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So when Jesus came, he found that he had been in the tomb four days already.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now when Jesus came, he made the discovery that Lazarus had been put into the earth four days before.

    Webster's Revision

    So when Jesus came, he found that he had been in the tomb four days already.

    World English Bible

    So when Jesus came, he found that he had been in the tomb four days already.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So when Jesus came, he found that he had been in the tomb four days already.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 11:17

    He had lain in the grave four days already - Our Lord probably left Bethabara the day, or the day after, Lazarus died. He came to Bethany three days after; and it appears that Lazarus had been buried about four days, and consequently that he had been put in the grave the day or day after he died. Though it was the Jewish custom to embalm their dead, yet we find, from John 11:39, that he had not been embalmed; and God wisely ordered this, that the miracle might appear the more striking.

    Barnes' Notes on John 11:17

    In the grave - It was sometimes the custom to embalm the dead, but in this case it does not seem to have been done. He was probably buried soon after death.