John 11:14

14 So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead,

Read John 11:14 Using Other Translations

Then said Jesus unto them plainly,Lazarus is dead.
Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died,
So he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.

What does John 11:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 11:14

Then said Jesus unto them plainly
Without a figure, when he perceived they did not understand him, and yet it was a very easy and usual metaphor which he had made use of; but such was the present stupidity of their minds, that they did not take in his meaning: wherefore, without reproaching them with it, he said to them in so many words,

Lazarus is dead.
The Persic version reads, "Lazarus is dead indeed", as he really was.

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