John 11:28

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.”

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 Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”
27 “Yes, Lord,” she told him. “I have always believed you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who has come into the world from God.”
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.”
29 So Mary immediately went to him.
30 Jesus had stayed outside the village, at the place where Martha met him.