The Death of Lazarus1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of a Mary and her sister Martha. 2 b It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord c he whom you love is ill.” 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, d “This illness does not lead to death. It is for e the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 5 Now f Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that Lazarus ▼
▼ Greek he; also verse 17was ill h he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, i “Let us go to Judea again.” 8 The disciples said to him, j “Rabbi, k the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” 9 Jesus answered, l “Are there not twelve hours in the day? m If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But n if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not o in him.” 11 After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus p has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” 12 The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16 q So Thomas, called the Twin ▼
▼ Greek Didymussaid to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go s that we may die with him.”
I Am the Resurrection and the Life17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb t four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles ▼
▼ Greek fifteen stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 metersoff, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary v to console them concerning their brother. 20 w So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. 21 Martha said to x Jesus, “Lord y if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God z God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 aa Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in ab the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, ac “I am the resurrection and ad the life. ▼
▼ Some manuscripts omit and the lifeWhoever believes in me af though he die ag yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me ah shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; ai I believe that aj you are the Christ, the Son of God, ak who is coming into the world.”
Jesus Weeps28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private al “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” 29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 When the Jews am who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him an “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he ao was deeply moved ▼
▼ Or was indignant; also verse 38in his spirit and aq greatly troubled. 34 And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 ar Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, “See as how he loved him!” 37 But some of them said, “Could not he at who opened the eyes of the blind man au also have kept this man from dying?”
Jesus Raises Lazarus38 Then Jesus av deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was aw a cave, and ax a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for ay he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, az “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see ba the glory of God?” 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus bb lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 bc I knew that you always hear me, but I said this bd on account of the people standing around be that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” 44 bf The man who had died came out bg his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and bh his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”
The Plot to Kill Jesus45 bi Many of the Jews therefore bj who had come with Mary and bk had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees bl gathered bm the council and said bn “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and bo the Romans will come and take away both our bp place and our nation.” 49 But one of them bq Caiaphas br who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. 50 Nor do you understand that bs it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 He did not say this of his own accord, but bt being high priest that year bu he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and bv not for the nation only, but also bw to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53 So from that day on they bx made plans to put him to death. 54 Jesus therefore by no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples. 55 Now bz the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and ca many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover cb to purify themselves. 56 cc They were looking for ▼
▼ Greek were seeking forJesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?” 57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.
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