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John 11:30

ESV Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him.
NIV Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.
NASB Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still at the place where Martha met Him.
CSB Jesus had not yet come into the village but was still in the place where Martha had met him.
NLT Jesus had stayed outside the village, at the place where Martha met him.
KJV Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.

What does John 11:30 mean?

When Jesus left this region, it was to avoid local religious leaders who sought to kill Him (John 10:38–40). That threat was dire enough that His disciples were surprised at His decision to return (John 11:8). Since Lazarus has died, there are numerous local people meeting their neighborly obligations to mourn with his surviving sisters, Martha and Mary (John 11:17–19). Martha somehow learned that Jesus was in the area, apparently without anyone else knowing. That might even have included her sister (John 11:20). Their meeting included an expression of Martha's faith and Jesus' divinity (John 11:21–27).

After meeting with Jesus, Martha made a "private" comment to Mary that Jesus wanted to see her (John 11:28). In response, Mary is said to have made a sudden exit. This probably contrasted with whatever quiet escape Martha had made—the following verses show that many of those in the house reacted to Mary's departure by following her.
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