The sorrow, sympathy, and compassion Jesus felt for all mankind. The rage he felt against the tyranny of death over mankind. Although the bystanders interpreted his weeping to mean that Jesus was sorrowful for the fact that Lazarus had died (verse 36),Witness Lee considers this to be unreasonable, given Jesus’ intention to resurrect Lazarus. Lee argues instead that every person to whom Jesus talked in <a href=”http: ref.ly=”” jn11;esv”=””>John 11,ESV (his disciples, Martha, Mary, and the Jews) was blinded by their misconceptions. Thus he “groaned in his spirit” because even those who were closest to him failed to recognize that he was, as he declared in verse 26, “the resurrection and the life”. Finally, at the graveside, he “wept in sympathy with their sorrow over Lazarus’s death”.