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John 11:12

12 His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.”

Read John 11:12 Using Other Translations

Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
The disciples said to him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover."
The disciples said, “Lord, if he is sleeping, he will soon get better!”

What does John 11:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 11:12

Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep
Soundly, quietly, and comfortably, and takes rest in it:

he shall do well;
or "be saved" from the disease; he will be delivered from it; he will recover out of it; it is a sign the distemper is leaving him, and he is growing better, and will be restored to his health again: the Ethiopic version renders it by many words, "he will be well", and "will awake", and "will live". Sound sleep is a sign of health. This they said to, put off their master from going into Judea, fearing the danger he would be exposed unto.

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