11:48 If we allow him to go on in this way, 3 everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away our sanctuary 4 and our nation.”
1 tn Or “the Judeans”; Grk “the Jews.” Here the phrase refers to the friends, acquaintances, and relatives of Lazarus or his sisters who had come to mourn, since the Jewish religious authorities are specifically mentioned as a separate group in John 11:46-47. See also the notes on the phrase “the Jewish leaders” in v. 8 and “the Jewish people of the region” in v. 19, as well as the notes on the word “people” in vv. 31, 33 and the phrase “people who had come to mourn” in v. 36.
2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Grk “If we let him do thus.”
4 tn Or “holy place”; Grk “our place” (a reference to the temple in Jerusalem).