Lectionary Year A
March 17, 2002
John 11:1-45

Initial Acquaintance/Rough Translation

Comparison of English Translations for John 11:38-44
Bibles used: NIV and RSV

Issues of significance
38 NIV "a stone laid across the entrance."
     RSV "a stone lay upon it."

40 NIV "if you believed, you would see the glory of God"
     RSV "if you would believe you would see the glory of God"

41 NIV "Jesus looked up"
     RSV "Jesus lifted up his eyes"

     NIV "I thank you that you have heard me"
     RSV "I know that thou hearest me always"

44 NIV "his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen"
     RSV "his hands and feet bound with bandages"

     NIV "take off the grave clothes and let him go"
     RSV "unbind him and let him go"


38 Then Jesus, again deeply moved, came to the tomb and it was a cave and a stone lay on it.
39 Jesus said, "Carry the stone." The sister of the dead man, Martha, says to him, "Lord, already it smells, for it is four days."
40 Jesus says to her, "Did I not tell you that if you will believe you will see the glory of God?"
41 Then, they lifted the stone and Jesus lifted up his eyes upward and said, "Father, I thank you that you heard me
42 and I know that you always hear me, but on account of the crowd standing around I said this, in order that they might believe that you sent me.
43 And these things he cried out in a great voice, "Lazarus, come outside!"
44 And the dead man came out, the feet and the hands wrapped in grave clothes and his face wrapped round in a face cloth. Jesus says to them, "Loose them and take them away."

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