However, Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
ContextThe Death of Lazarus
1Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2(It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick. 4When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. 5Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he stayed two days still in the same place where he was. 7Then after that said he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. 8His disciples say to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone you; and go you thither again? 9Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world. 10But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him. 11These things said he: and after that he said to them, Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 12Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. 13However, Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. 14Then said Jesus to them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go to him. 16Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, to his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Now Jesus had spoken of his death: but they thought that he spake of taking rest in sleep.
But Jesus spoke of his death; and they thought that he spoke of the repose of sleep.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that he spoke of the rest of sleep.
King James Bible
Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
Young's Literal Translation
but Jesus had spoken about his death, but they thought that about the repose of sleep he speaketh.