The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 11:8
[His] disciples said unto him, master…
very reverently, and with great concern for his safety, as well as
the Jews of late,
or but now,
sought to stone thee;
as they had attempted to do twice in a very
little time; see (John 8:59) (10:31) ;
and goest thou thither again?
where there are so many enemies; and
so much danger, and but little hope of doing much good; whereas here
he was among his friends, and in safety, and very useful.