John 11

And a certain man was sick, Lazarus of the town of Bethany, the brother of Mary and Martha. It was that Mary who anointed the feet of Jesus with perfume, and wiped them with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. And his two sisters sent to Jesus, and said: Our Lord, he whom thou lovest is sick. And Jesus said: This sickness is not that of death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by means of it. Now Jesus loved Martha and Mary, and Lazarus. And when he heard that he was sick, he remained in the place where he was two days. And afterwards he said to his disciples: Come, let us go again into Judaea. His disciples say to him: Our Rabbi, the Jews have just sought to stone thee; and goest thou again thither. Jesus said to them: Are there not twelve hours in the day? And if a man walk in the daytime, he stumbleth not; because he seeth the light of the world. 10 But if one walk in the night, he stumbleth; because there is no light in him. 11 These things said Jesus, and afterwards he said to them: Lazarus our friend reposeth. But I go to awake him. 12 His disciples say to him: Our Lord, if he sleepeth, he is recovering. 13 But Jesus spoke of his death; and they thought, he spoke of the sleep of repose. 14 Then Jesus said to them explicitly; Lazarus is dead. 15 And I rejoice, for your sakes, that I was not there; that ye may believe. But let us go there. 16 Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow-disciples: Let us also go and die with him. 17 And Jesus came to Bethany, and found that he had been in the grave four days. 18 Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, distant from it about fifteen furlongs. 19 And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 20 And Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went out to meet him; but Mary was sitting in the house. 21 And Martha said to Jesus: My Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But even now, I know, that whatever thou wilt ask of God, he will give it thee. 23 Jesus said to her: Thy brother will rise. 24 Martha said to him: I know, that he will rise in the consolation, at the last day. 25 Jesus said to her: I am the consolation, and life. And he that believeth in me, though he should die, will live. 26 And every one that liveth, and believeth in me, will not die for ever. Believest thou this? 27 She said to him: Yes, my Lord; I believe, that thou art the Messiah, the Son of God, that cometh into the world. 28 And when she had thus said, she went and called her sister Mary, secretly, and said to her: Our Rabbi hath come, and calleth for thee. 29 And Mary, when she heard it, rose up quickly, and went to meet him. 30 And Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was in the place where Martha met him. 31 Those Jews also, who were with her in the house and consoled her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed after her; for they supposed, she was going to the grave to weep. 32 And Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw him, fell at his feet, and said to him: If thou hadst been here, my Lord, my brother had not died. 33 And when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews weeping who came with her, he was moved in spirit, and was agitated. 34 And he said: Where have ye laid him? They say to him: Our Lord, come, and see. 35 And the tears of Jesus came. 36 And the Jews said: See, how much he loved him. 37 And some of them said: Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man, have caused that this also should not have died? 38 And Jesus, still agitated within, came to the grave. Now the grave was a cave, and a stone was laid upon its entrance. 39 And Jesus said: Take away this stone. Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to him: My Lord, by this time he is putrid; for four days have elapsed. 40 Jesus said to her: Did I not tell thee, that if thou wouldst believe, thou shouldst see the glory of God? 41 And they took away the stone. And Jesus raised his eyes on high, and said: Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42 And I know that thou hearest me always; but on account of this multitude that standeth here, I say these things; that they may believe, that thou hast sent me. 43 And when he had thus spoken, he called with a loud voice: Lazarus, come forth! 44 And the dead man came forth, with his hands and his feet swathed with bandages, and his face with a napkin. Jesus said to them: Loose him, and let him go. 45 And many of the Jews who had come to Mary, when they saw what Jesus did, believed on him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees, and told them all that Jesus had done. 47 And the chief priests and Pharisees assembled together, and said: What shall we do? For this man worketh many signs. 48 And if we thus let him alone, all the people will believe in him; and the Romans will come, and will take away our place and our nation. 49 But, one of them, named Caiaphas, was the high priest of that year; and he said to them: Ye know not any thing. 50 Neither do ye consider, that it is expedient for us, that one man die for the people, and not that this whole people perish. 51 This he said, however, not from the promptings of his own mind; but being the high priest of that year, he prophesied, that Jesus was about to die for the people: 52 and not only for the people, but also that he might collect together the sons of God that were dispersed. 53 And from that day, they plotted to kill him. 54 And Jesus did not walk openly among the Jews; but retired from them to a place near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim; and there he abode with his disciples. 55 And the passover of the Jews drew near: and many went up from the villages to Jerusalem, before the feast, that they might purify themselves. 56 And they sought for Jesus; and they said one to another, in the temple: What think ye? that he will not come to the feast? 57 And the chief priests and the Pharisees had commanded that if any one knew where he was, he should make it known to them, that they might take him.
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