John 11:6

6 So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days,

John 11:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
ESV
6 So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.
NLT
6 he stayed where he was for the next two days.
MSG
6 but oddly, when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed on where he was for two more days.
CSB
6 So when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

John 11:6 Meaning and Commentary

John 11:6

When he had heard therefore that he was sick
Though Christ had heard that Lazarus was sick, and by such good hands, a message being sent him by his sisters, to acquaint him with it; and though he had such a very great love for him, and the whole family, yet he did not go directly to him, and to his assistance:

but he abode two days still in the same place where he was;
at Bethabara, beyond Jordan; this he did to try the faith and patience of the sisters of Lazarus, and that the miracle of raising him from the dead might be the more manifest, and his own glory might be the more illustrious, and yet equal, if not greater tenderness and love be shown to his friends.

John 11:6 In-Context

4 When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”
5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6 So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days,
7 and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”
8 “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?”