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John 11:28

    John 11:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calls for you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is her, and calleth thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And having said this, she went away and said secretly to her sister Mary, The Master is here and has sent for you.

    Webster's Revision

    And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is her, and calleth thee.

    World English Bible

    When she had said this, she went away, and called Mary, her sister, secretly, saying, "The Teacher is here, and is calling you."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is here, and calleth thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 11:28

    The Master is come - This was the appellation which he had in the family; and from these words it appears that Christ had inquired for Mary, desiring to have her present, that he might strengthen her faith, previously to his raising her brother.

    Barnes' Notes on John 11:28

    She went her way - Jesus probably directed her to go, though the evangelist has not recorded it, for she said to Mary, The Master calleth for thee.

    Secretly - Privately. So that the others did not hear her. This was done, perhaps, to avoid confusion, or because it was probable that if they knew Jesus was coming they would have made opposition. Perhaps she doubted whether Jesus desired it to be known that he had come.

    The Master is come - This appears to have been the appellation by which he was known to the family. It means, literally, teacher, and was a title which he claimed for himself. "One is your Master, even Christ" Matthew 23:8, Matthew 23:10. The Syriac has it, "Our Master."