Chapter 11John

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1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, of the village of Mary and her :sister Martha. 2 And it was Mariam who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his :feet with her :hair, whose :brother Lazarus was sick. 3 The sisters therefore sent unto him, saying, Lord, see, he whom thou lovest is sick. 4 But when :Jesus heard it, he said, This :sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of :God, that the Son of :God be glorified by it. 5 Now :Jesus loved :Martha, and her :sister, and :Lazarus. 6 When therefore he heard that he was sick, he then accordingly abode two days in the place where he was. 7 Thereupon after this he saith to the disciples, Let us go into :Judæa again. 8 The disciples say to him, Rabbei, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? 9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If one walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this :world. 10 But if one walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him. 11 These things spake he: and after this he saith to them, Our :friend Lazarus is fallen asleep; but I go, that I awake him. 12 The disciples therefore said to him, Lord, if he is fallen asleep, he will recover. 13 Now :Jesus had spoken of his :death: but THEY thought that he spake of taking :rest in :sleep. 14 Then :Jesus therefore said to them openly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for you that I was not there, that ye may believe; but let us go unto him. 16 Thomas therefore, who is called †Didymus, said to his :fellow-disciples, Let US also go, that we may die with him. 17 :Jesus therefore came and found that he had been in the tomb four days already. 18 Now Bethany was nigh to :Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off; 19 and many of the Jews had come to :Martha and Mariam, to console them concerning their brother. 20 :Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, met him: but Mariam still sat in the house. 21 :Martha therefore said unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my :brother had not died. 22 And now I know that, whatever thou shalt ask of :God, :God will give thee. 23 :Jesus saith to her, Thy :brother shall rise again. 24 :Martha saith to him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 :Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: who believeth unto me shall live, even if he die; 26 and every one who liveth and believeth unto me shall nowise die unto the age. Believest thou this? 27 She saith to him, Yea, Lord: I have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of :God, even he that cometh into the world. 28 And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mariam her :sister secretly saying, The Teacher is here, and calleth thee. 29 And SHE, when she heard it, arose quickly, and went unto him. 30 (Now :Jesus was not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where :Martha met him.) 31 The Jews then who were with her in the house, and consoling her, when they saw :Mariam that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, supposing that she was going unto the tomb to wail there. 32 :Mariam therefore, when she came where Jesus was, and saw him, fell down at his :feet, saying to him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my :brother had not died. 33 When Jesus therefore saw her wailing, and the Jews also wailing who came with her, he was indignant in spirit and troubled himself, 34 and said, Where have ye laid him? They say to him, Lord, come and see. 35 :Jesus wept. 36 The Jews therefore said, See how he loved him! 37 But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have done so that this man also should not die? 38 Jesus therefore again indignant within himself cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 :Jesus saith, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of the dead man, saith to him, Lord, he already stinketh, for he is dead four days. 40 :Jesus saith to her, Said I not to thee, that if thou believedst, thou shouldest see the glory of :God? 41 They took away therefore the stone. And :Jesus lifted up his :eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou heardest me. 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the crowd that standeth around I said it, that they may believe that thou didst send me. 43 And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 The dead man came forth, bound :hand and :foot with grave-clothes; and his :face was bound about with a napkin. :Jesus saith to them, Loose him, and let him go. 45 Many therefore of the Jews, who came unto :Mariam and beheld what he did, believed unto him. 46 But some of them went away unto the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done. 47 The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a Sanhedrin, and said, What do we? because this :man doeth many signs. 48 If we let him thus alone, all will believe on him: and the Romans will come and take away both our :place and :nation. 49 But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest of that :year, said to them, YE know nothing at all, 50 nor consider that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and the whole nation perish not. 51 Now this he said not of himself: but being high priest of that :year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation; 52 and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather into one the children of :God that are scattered abroad. 53 From that :day on therefore they took counsel to kill him.

54 :Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but departed thence into the country near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there tarried with the disciples. 55 Now the passover of the Jews was near: and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, to purify themselves. 56 They therefore sought :Jesus, and spake one with another, as they stood in the temple, What think ye? That he will not come to the feast? 57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders, that, if any knew where he was, he should show it, that they might take him.

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