John 11:28

28 After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. “The Teacher is here,” she said, “and is asking for you.”

John 11:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
ESV
28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you."
NLT
28 Then she returned to Mary. She called Mary aside from the mourners and told her, “The Teacher is here and wants to see you.”
MSG
28 After saying this, she went to her sister Mary and whispered in her ear, "The Teacher is here and is asking for you."
CSB
28 Having said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you."

John 11:28 Meaning and Commentary

John 11:28

And when she had so said
Had expressed her faith in Christ in such terms, as the apostles themselves did, ( Matthew 16:16 ) ( John 1:49 ) ( 6:69 ) .

She went her way;
from Christ, being ordered by him to go to her sister Mary, and fetch her to him:

and called Mary her sister secretly;
either beckoned her to come to her, or whispered her in the ear privately, as Nonnus paraphrases it, that the Jews, who were enemies to Christ, might not hear:

saying, the master is come;
near the town; is not a great way off: she might use the phrase, "the master", for greater privacy, that should she be overheard, it would not be who she meant; and because it was an usual appellation by which Christ was called in that family, and by which he was well known; and was expressive of honour to him, and subjection in them as his disciples:

and calleth for thee;
to come to him; Christ asked after her, desired to see her, and ordered her to come to him; which was an instance of his respect for her.

John 11:28 In-Context

26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”
28 After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. “The Teacher is here,” she said, “and is asking for you.”
29 When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.
30 Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 26:18; John 13:13