John 11

Now, one Lazarus, of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha, was sick. (It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with balsam, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) The sisters, therefore, sent to tell Jesus, Master, lo! he whom you love, is sick. Jesus hearing it, said, This sickness will not prove fatal; but conduce to the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. Having, then, heard that he was sick, Jesus staid two days in the place where he was. Afterward, he said to the disciples, Let us return to Judea. The disciples answered, Rabbi, but very lately the Jews would have stoned you, and you would return thither? Jesus replied, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbles not: because he sees the light of the world: 10 but if he walk in the night, he stumbles; because there is no light. 11 Having spoken this, he added, Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go to wake him. 12 Then said his disciples, Master, if he sleep, he will recover. 13 Jesus spoke of his death; but they thought that he spoke of the repose of sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And on your account I am glad that I was not there, that you may believe; but let us go to him. 16 Then Thomas, that is, Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, Let us go, that we may die with him.

17 When Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had been already four days in the tomb. 18 Now, (Bethany being about fifteen furlongs from Jerusalem,) 19 many of the Jews came to Martha, and Mary, to comfort them on the death of their brother. 20 Martha having heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him; but Mary remained in the house. 21 Then Martha said to Jesus, Master, if you had been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know that even now, whatever you shall ask of God, God will give you. 23 Jesus said to her, Your brother shall rise again. 24 Martha replied, I know that he will rise at the resurrection, on the last day. 25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes on me, though he were dead, shall live; 26 and no man who lives and believes on me, shall ever die. Do you believe this? 27 She answered, Yes, Master, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, He who comes into the world. 28 Having said this, she went and called Mary, her sister, aside, saying, The Teacher is come, and calls for you. 29 When Mary heard this, she instantly rose and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was in the place where Martha met him. 31 The Jews, then, who were condoling with Mary in the house, when they saw that she arose hastily, and went out, followed her, saying, She is going to the tomb to weep there. 32 Mary being come to the place where Jesus was, and seeing him, threw herself at his feet, saying, Had you be here, Master, my brother had not died.

33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews weeping, who came with her, he groaned deeply, and was troubled, 34 and said, Where have you laid him? They answered, and said, Master, come and see. 35 Jesus wept. 36 The Jews, therefore, said, Mark how he loved him. 37 But some of them said, Could not he who gave sight to the blind man, even have prevented this man's death? 38 Jesus, therefore, again, groaning, came to the tomb. It was a cave, the entrance of which was shut up with a stone. 39 Jesus said, Remove the stone. Martha, the sister of the deceased, answered, Sir, by this time, the smell is offensive, for this is the fourth day. 40 Jesus replied, Did I not say to you, If you believe, you shall see the glory of God? 41 Then they removed the stone. And Jesus, lifting up his eyes, said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42 As for me, I know that thou hearest me always; but I speak, for the people's sake who surround me, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43 After these words, raising his voice, he cried, Lazarus, come forth! 44 He who had been dead, came forth, bound hand and foot with fillets, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus said to them, Unbind him, and let him go.

45 Many, therefore, of the Jews, who had come to Mary, and seen what he did, believed on him. 46 But some of the repaired to the Pharisees, and told them what Jesus had done. 47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees assembled the Sanhedrim, and said, What are we doing? for this man works many miracles. 48 If we let him go on thus, every one will believe on him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our place and our nation. 49 One of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, You are utterly at a loss, 50 and do not consider, that it is better for us that one man die for the people, than that the whole nation should be ruined. 51 This he spoke, not of himself; but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation; 52 and not for that nation only, but that he should assemble into one body the dispersed children of God. 53 From that day, therefore, they concerted how they might destroy him. 54 For that reason, Jesus appeared no longer publicly among the Jews, but retired to the country, near the desert, to a city called Ephraim; and continued there with his disciples. 55 Meantime, the Jewish passover approached, and many went to Jerusalem from the country, before the passover, to purify themselves. 56 These inquired after Jesus, and said, one to another, as they stood in the temple, What do you think? Will he not come to the festival? 57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had issued an order, that whosoever knew where he was, he should make it known, that they might apprehend him.

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