John 11:8

8 “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?”

John 11:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
ESV
8 The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?"
NLT
8 But his disciples objected. “Rabbi,” they said, “only a few days ago the people in Judea were trying to stone you. Are you going there again?”
MSG
8 They said, "Rabbi, you can't do that. The Jews are out to kill you, and you're going back?"
CSB
8 "Rabbi," the disciples told Him, "just now the Jews tried to stone You, and You're going there again?"

John 11:8 Meaning and Commentary

John 11:8

[His] disciples said unto him, master
Addressing him very reverently, and with great concern for his safety, as well as their own:

the Jews of late,
or but now,

sought to stone thee;
as they had attempted to do twice in a very little time; see ( John 8:59 ) ( 10:31 ) ;

and goest thou thither again?
where there are so many enemies; and so much danger, and but little hope of doing much good; whereas here he was among his friends, and in safety, and very useful.

John 11:8 In-Context

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?”
9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light.
10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Matthew 23:7
  • 2. John 8:59; John 10:31