John 11 :38

John 11 :38 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Jesus therefore again groaning in himself comes to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay on it.

King James Version (KJV)

Jesus therefore again groaning in himself comes to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay on it.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

So Jesus, deeply troubled in heart, came to the place of the dead. It was a hole in the rock, and a stone was over the opening.

Webster's Revision

Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

World English Bible

Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

Definitions for John 11 :38

Clarke's Commentary on John 11 :38

It was a cave, etc. - It is likely that several of the Jewish burying-places were made in the sides of rocks; some were probably dug down like a well from the upper surface, and then hollowed under into niches, and a flat stone, laid down upon the top, would serve for a door. Yet, from what the evangelist says, there seems to have been something peculiar in the formation of this tomb. It might have been a natural grotto, or dug in the side of a rock or hill, and the lower part of the door level with the ground, or how could Lazarus have come forth, as he is said to have done, John 11:44?

Barnes' Commentary on John 11 :38

It was a cave - This was a common mode of burial. See the notes at Matthew 8:28.

A stone lay upon it - Over the mouth of the cave. See Matthew 27:60.

Wesley's Commentary on John 11 :38

11:38 It was a cave - So Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their wives, except Rachel, were buried in the cave of Machpelah, Gen 49:29 - 31. These caves were commonly in rocks, which abounded in that country, either hollowed by nature or hewn by art. And the entrance was shut up with a great stone, which sometimes had a monumental inscription.
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