After the conversation with Jesus, Martha tells Mary that Jesus has arrived. When Mary hears that the Christ has come, she arises from her place and heads for the grave of her brother. The mourners arise thinking she is going to the sepulcher to mourn her brother’s death. Mary falls at Jesus’ feet saying almost the same thing her sister said. When Jesus sees her weeping, He groans in His spirit, and He was troubled. Jesus asks her where is the place where Lazarus’ body was lain.
Jesus wept. Why did He weep? Was He moved by the deep sorrow of Martha and Mary? This verse will be discussed in the next lesson.