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John 11:6

    John 11:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he stayed two days still in the same place where he was.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When therefore he heard that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where he was.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So when the news came to him that Lazarus was ill, he did not go from the place where he was for two days.

    Webster's Revision

    When therefore he heard that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where he was.

    World English Bible

    When therefore he heard that he was sick, he stayed two days in the place where he was.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When therefore he heard that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where he was.

    Barnes' Notes on John 11:6

    He abode two days - Probably Lazarus died soon after the messengers left him. Jesus knew that (John 11:11), and did not hasten to Judea, but remained two days longer where he was, that there might not be the possibility of doubt that he was dead, so that when he came there he had been dead four days, John 11:39. This shows, moreover, that he intended to raise him up. If he had not, it could hardly be reconciled with friendship thus to remain, without any reason, away from an afflicted family.

    Where he was - At Bethabara John 1:28; John 10:40, about 30 miles from Bethany. This was about a day's journey, and it renders it probable that Lazarus died soon after the message was sent. One day would be occupied before the message came to him; two days he remained; one day would be occupied by him in going to Bethany; so that Lazarus had been dead four days John 11:39 when he arrived.