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John 12:2

    John 12:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So they made him a supper there: and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So they made him a meal there, and he was waited on by Martha, and Lazarus was among those who were seated with him at table.

    Webster's Revision

    So they made him a supper there: and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him.

    World English Bible

    So they made him a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So they made him a supper there: and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him.

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:2

    See this passage explained in the notes at Matthew 26:3-16.

    John 12:2

    A supper - At the house of Simon the leper, Matthew 26:6.

    Lazarus was ... - The names of Martha and Lazarus are mentioned because it was not in their own house, but in that of Simon. Lazarus is particularly mentioned, since it was so remarkable that one who had been once dead should be enjoying again the endearments of friendship. This shows, also, that his resurrection was no illusion - that he was really restored to the blessings of life and friendship. Calmet thinks that this was about two months after his resurrection, and it is the last that we hear of him. How long he lived is unknown, nor is it recorded that he made any communication about the world of spirits. It is remarkable that none who have been restored to life from the dead have made any communications respecting that world. See Luke 16:31, and the notes at 2 Corinthians 12:4.