John 11:14

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

John 11:14 in Other Translations

14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly,Lazarus is dead.
14 Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died,
14 So he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.
14 Then Jesus became explicit: "Lazarus died.
14 So Jesus then told them plainly, "Lazarus has died.

John 11:14 Meaning and Commentary

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.

John 11:14 In-Context

12 His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.”
13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.
14 So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead,
15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
16 Then Thomas (also known as Didymus ) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”