John 11:1

The Death of Lazarus

1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

John 11:1 Images

Read John 11:1 Using Other Translations

Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha.

What does John 11:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 11:1

Now a certain man was sick
Very likely of a fever; Nonnus calls it a morbid fire, a hot and burning disease:

[named] Lazarus of Bethany;
for his name, which the Ethiopic version reads "Eleazar", and the Persic version "Gazarus", (See Gill on Luke 16:24); and for the place Bethany, (See Gill on Matthew 21:1), (See Gill on Matthew 21:17).

The town of Mary and her sister Martha;
where they were both born, as well as Lazarus, or at least where they dwelt; of the former, some account is, given in the next verse, and of the latter, (See Gill on Luke 10:38).

California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice