John 11:29

29 The moment she heard that, she jumped up and ran out to him.

John 11:29 Meaning and Commentary

John 11:29

As soon as she heard that
That Christ was come, and inquired for her, and wanted to see her:

she arose quickly, and came unto him;
having an equal affection for him as her sister Martha; and which she showed, by leaving her comforters at once, and by making the haste she did, to another and better comforter: both Martha and Mary, out of their great love to Christ, break through the rule for mourners mentioned in note, (See Gill on John 11:19), of not going out of the door of the house the first week of mourning.

John 11:29 In-Context

27 "Yes, Master. All along I have believed that you are the Messiah, the Son of God who comes into the world."
28 After saying this, she went to her sister Mary and whispered in her ear, "The Teacher is here and is asking for you."
29 The moment she heard that, she jumped up and ran out to him.
30 Jesus had not yet entered the town but was still at the place where Martha had met him.
31 When her sympathizing Jewish friends saw Mary run off, they followed her, thinking she was on her way to the tomb to weep there.
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