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John 11:23

ESV Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
NIV Jesus said to her, 'Your brother will rise again.'
NASB Jesus *said to her, 'Your brother will rise from the dead.'
CSB "Your brother will rise again," Jesus told her.
NLT Jesus told her, 'Your brother will rise again.'
KJV Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

What does John 11:23 mean?

Several days earlier, Jesus received a message from Martha and Mary telling Him that His friend, their brother Lazarus, was sick (John 11:1–3). His response was that the sickness would not lead to death (John 11:4). Technically, His earlier statement can be translated to mean the sickness would not "end in" death, which makes perfect sense given what's about to happen (John 11:43–44). Either way, it's reasonable to think Mary and Martha would have been puzzled by that answer.

According to Scripture, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus had experience with Jesus' teachings (Luke 10:38–42). This gives context to Martha's comments that Jesus could have prevented Lazarus's death (John 11:21), and that God would give Jesus anything He requested (John 11:22). Mary's treatment of Jesus strongly suggests she had deeply considered Jesus' message, and understood it better even than most of the disciples (Mark 14:3–9). The sisters' close attention to Christ means they would have been aware of His references to resurrection (John 6:39–40).

As with any follower of Christ, though, knowledge and faith didn't lead to perfect understanding. When Jesus tells Martha that Lazarus will rise, she responds with a careful, conservative answer (John 11:24).
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