John 11

The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus

1Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of a  Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister b  Martha. 2It was the Mary who c  anointed d  the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 3So the sisters sent word to Him, saying e  Lord, behold f  he whom You love is sick.” 4But when Jesus heard this, He said, This sickness is not to end in death, but for g  the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” 5Now Jesus loved h  Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was. 7Then after this He said to the disciples, i  Let us go to Judea again.” 8The disciples said to Him, j  Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking k  to stone You, and are You going there again?” 9Jesus answered, l  Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11This He said, and after that He said to them, “Our m  friend Lazarus n  has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep.” 12The disciples then said to Him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will
Lit be saved
13Now p  Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking of
Lit the slumber of sleep
literal sleep.
14So Jesus then said to them plainly, Lazarus is dead, 15and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him.” 16 r  Therefore Thomas, who is called
I.e. the Twin
t  Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, so that we may die with Him.”

17So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb u  four days. 18Now v  Bethany was near Jerusalem, about
Lit 15 stadia (9,090 ft)
two miles off;
19and many of x  the Jews had come to y  Martha and Mary z  to console them concerning their brother. 20 aa  Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but ab  Mary
Lit was sitting
stayed at the house.
21Martha then said to Jesus ad  Lord ae  if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22Even now I know that af  whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 23Jesus said to her, Your brother will rise again.” 24Martha said to Him, ag  I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25Jesus said to her, ah  I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26and everyone who lives and believes in Me ai  will never die. Do you believe this?” 27She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are
I.e. the Messiah
ak  the Christ, the Son of God, even
The Coming One was the Messianic title
am  He who comes into the world.”

28When she had said this, she an  went away and called Mary her sister, saying secretly ao  The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” 29And when she heard it, she got up quickly and was coming to Him.

30Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but ap  was still in the place where Martha met Him. 31 aq  Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and ar  consoling her, when they saw that Mary got up quickly and went out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 32Therefore, when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, as  Lord at  if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and au  the Jews who came with her also weeping, He av  was deeply moved in spirit and
Lit troubled Himself
ax  was troubled,
34and said, Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” 35Jesus ay  wept. 36So az  the Jews were saying, “See how He ba  loved him!” 37But some of them said, “Could not this man, who bb  opened the eyes of the blind man
Lit have caused that this man also not die
have kept this man also from dying?”

38So Jesus, again being deeply moved within, came to the tomb. Now it was a bd  cave, and a stone was lying against it. 39Jesus said, Remove the stone.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to Him, “Lord, by this time
Lit he stinks
there will be a stench, for he has been dead bf  four days.”
40Jesus said to her, bg  Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” 41So they removed the bh  stone. Then Jesus bi  raised His eyes, and said, bj  Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42I knew that You always hear Me; but bk  because of the
Lit crowd
people standing around I said it, so that they may believe that bm  You sent Me.”
43When He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.” 44The man who had died came forth bn  bound hand and foot with wrappings, and bo  his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, Unbind him, and let him go.”

45 bp  Therefore many of the Jews bq  who came to Mary, and br  saw what He had done, believed in Him. 46But some of them went to the bs  Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done.

Conspiracy to Kill Jesus

47Therefore bt  the chief priests and the Pharisees bu  convened a bv  council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many
Or attesting miracles
bx  signs.
48If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our by  place and our nation.” 49But one of them, bz  Caiaphas ca  who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50nor do you take into account that cb  it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.” 51Now he did not say this
Lit from himself
on his own initiative, but cd  being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,
52and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also ce  gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53So from that day on they cf  planned together to kill Him.

54Therefore Jesus cg  no longer continued to walk publicly among the Jews, but went away from there to the country near the wilderness, into a city called ch  Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples.

55Now ci  the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the Passover cj  to purify themselves. 56So they ck  were seeking for Jesus, and were saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think; that He will not come to the feast at all?” 57Now cl  the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he was to report it, so that they might seize Him.
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