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John 11:1

Context
The Death of Lazarus

11:1 Now a certain man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village where Mary and her sister Martha lived. 1 

John 11:5

Context
11:5 (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.) 2 

1 tn Grk “from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.”

2 sn This is a parenthetical note by the author. It was necessary for the author to reaffirm Jesus’ love for Martha and her sister and Lazarus here because Jesus’ actions in the following verse appear to be contradictory.



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