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John 11:43

    John 11:43 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he said in a loud voice, Lazarus, come out!

    Webster's Revision

    And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

    World English Bible

    When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 11:43

    He cried with a loud voice - In John 5:25, our Lord had said, that the time was coming, in which the dead should hear the voice of the Son of God, and live. He now fulfils that prediction, and cries aloud, that the people may take notice, and see that even death is subject to the sovereign command of Christ.

    Jesus Christ, says Quesnel, omitted nothing to save this dead person: he underwent the fatigue of a journey, he wept, he prayed, he groaned, he cried with a loud voice, and commanded the dead to come forth. What ought not a minister to do in order to raise a soul, and especially a soul long dead in trespasses and sins!

    Barnes' Notes on John 11:43

    A loud voice - Greek, "A great voice." Syriac: "A high voice." This was distinctly asserting his power. He uttered a distinct, audible voice, that there might be no suspicion of charm or incantation. The ancient magicians and jugglers performed their wonders by whispering and muttering. See the notes at Isaiah 8:19. Jesus spake openly and audibly, and asserted thus his power. So, also, in the day of judgment he will call the dead with a great sound of a trumpet, Matthew 24:31; 1 Thessalonians 4:16.

    Lazarus, come forth! - Here we may remark:

    1. That Jesus did this by his own power.

    2. The power of raising the dead is the highest of which we can conceive. The ancient pagan declared it to be even beyond the power of God. It implies not merely giving life to the deceased body, but the power of entering the world of spirits, of recalling the departed soul, and of reuniting it with the body. He that could do this must be omniscient as well as omnipotent; and if Jesus did it by his own power, it proves that he was divine.

    3. This is a striking illustration of the general resurrection. In the same manner Jesus will raise all the dead. This miracle shows that it is possible; shows the way in which it will be done by the voice of the Son of God; and demonstrates the certainty that he will do it. Oh how important it is that we be prepared for that moment when his voice shall be heard in our silent tombs, and he shall call us forth again to life!

    Wesley's Notes on John 11:43

    11:43 He cried with a loud voice - That all who were present might hear. Lazarus, come forth - Jesus called him out of the tomb as easily as if he had been not only alive, but awake also.