Lectionary Year A
March 21, 1999
John 11:1-45

Initial Acquaintance/Rough Translation

Comparison of English Translations for John 11:38-44
Bibles used: NIV and RSV

Issues of significance
38 NIV "a stone laid across the entrance."
     RSV "a stone lay upon it."

40 NIV "if you believed, you would see the glory of God"
     RSV "if you would believe you would see the glory of God"

41 NIV "Jesus looked up"
     RSV "Jesus lifted up his eyes"

     NIV "I thank you that you have heard me"
     RSV "I know that thou hearest me always"

44 NIV "his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen"
     RSV "his hands and feet bound with bandages"

     NIV "take off the grave clothes and let him go"
     RSV "unbind him and let him go"

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