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John 11:37

    John 11:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him that was blind, have caused that this man also should not die?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But some of them said, This man, who made open the eyes of the blind man, was he not able to keep his friend from death?

    Webster's Revision

    But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him that was blind, have caused that this man also should not die?

    World English Bible

    Some of them said, "Couldn't this man, who opened the eyes of him who was blind, have also kept this man from dying?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of him that was blind, have caused that this man also should not die?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 11:37

    Could not this man, which opened the eyes, etc. - Through the maliciousness of their hearts, these Jews considered the tears of Jesus as a proof of his weakness. We may suppose them to have spoken thus: "If he loved him so well, why did he not heal him? And if he could have healed him, why did he not do it, seeing he testifies so much sorrow at his death? Let none hereafter vaunt the miracle of the blind man's cure; if he had been capable of doing that, he would not have permitted his friend to die." Thus will men reason, or rather madden, concerning the works and providence of God; till, by his farther miracles of mercy or judgment, he converts or confounds them.

    Wesley's Notes on John 11:37

    11:37 Could not this person have even caused, that this man should not have died? - Yet they never dreamed that he could raise him again! What a strange mixture of faith and unbelief.