John 11:15

15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”

John 11:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
ESV
15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."
NLT
15 And for your sakes, I’m glad I wasn’t there, for now you will really believe. Come, let’s go see him.”
MSG
15 And I am glad for your sakes that I wasn't there. You're about to be given new grounds for believing. Now let's go to him."
CSB
15 I'm glad for you that I wasn't there so that you may believe. But let's go to him."

John 11:15 Meaning and Commentary

John 11:15

And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there
At Bethany, before he died, or when he died; because he might have been prevailed upon through the solicitations of his dear friends, Mary and Martha, and through tender affection to Lazarus, to have prevented his death, by rebuking the distemper, and restoring him to health, or to have raised him immediately as soon as he was dead; and in either case the miracle would not have been so illustrious, nor have been such a means of confirming the faith of his disciples, as now it would be:

to the intent ye may believe;
more strongly, that he was the Son of God, and true Messiah:

nevertheless, let us go unto him;
to Lazarus, to the grave where he lies: the Syriac version reads, "let us go there"; to Bethany, where he lived, and died, and now lay interred.

John 11:15 In-Context

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.”
17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.