John Chapter 11
1 Now a certain man was sicknamed Lazarusof Bethanythetown of Mary and her sister Martha.
2It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointmentandwiped his feet with her hairwhose brother Lazarus was sick.
3 Therefore his sisters sent unto himsayingLordbeholdhewhom thou lovest is sick.
4 When Jesus heard thathe saidThis sickness is not untodeathbut for the glory of Godthat the Son of God might beglorified thereby.
5 Now Jesus loved Marthaand her sisterand Lazarus.
6 When he had heard therefore that he was sickhe abode twodays still in the same place where he was.
7 Then after that saith he to his disciplesLet us go intoJudaea again.
8 His disciples say unto himMasterthe Jews of late sought tostone theeand goest thou thither again
9 Jesus answeredAre there not twelve hours in the dayIf anyman walk in the dayhe stumbleth notbecause he seeth thelight of this world.
10 But if a man walk in the nighthe stumblethbecause there isno light in him.
11 These things said heand after that he saith unto themOurfriend Lazarus sleepethbut I gothat I may awake him out ofsleep.
12 Then said his disciplesLordif he sleephe shall do well.
13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his deathbut they thought that he hadspoken of taking of rest in sleep.
14 Then said Jesus unto them plainlyLazarus is dead.
15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not thereto theintent ye may believenevertheless let us go unto him.
16 Then said Thomaswhich is called Didymusunto hisfellowdisciplesLet us also gothat we may die with him.
17 Then when Jesus camehe found that he had lain in the gravefour days already.
18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalemabout fifteen furlongsoff
19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Maryto comfort themconcerning their brother.
20 Then Marthaas soon as she heard that Jesus was comingwentand met himbut Mary sat still in the house.
21 Then said Martha unto JesusLordif thou hadst been heremybrother had not died.
22 But I knowthat even nowwhatsoever thou wilt ask of GodGod will give it thee.
23 Jesus saith unto herThy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha saith unto himI know that he shall rise again in theresurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto herI am the resurrectionand the lifehethat believeth in methough he were deadyet shall he live
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.Believest thou this
27 She saith unto himYeaLordI believe that thou art theChristthe Son of Godwhich should come into the world.
28 And when she had so saidshe went her wayand called Maryher sister secretlysayingThe Master is comeand callethfor thee.
29 As soon as she heard thatshe arose quicklyand came untohim.
30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the townbut was in thatplace where Martha met him.
31 The Jews then which were with her in the houseand comfortedherwhen they saw Marythat she rose up hastily and wentoutfollowed hersayingShe goeth unto the grave to weepthere.
32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus wasand saw himshe felldown at his feetsaying unto himLordif thou hadst beenheremy brother had not died.
33 When Jesus therefore saw her weepingand the Jews alsoweeping which came with herhe groaned in the spiritand wastroubled.
34 And saidWhere have ye laid himThey said unto himLord come and see.
35 Jesus wept.
36 Then said the JewsBehold how he loved him
37 And some of them saidCould not this manwhich opened theeyes of the blindhave caused that even this man should nothave died
38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave.It was a caveand a stone lay upon it.
39 Jesus saidTake ye away the stone. Marthathe sister of himthat was deadsaith unto himLordby this time he stinketh for he hath been dead four days.
40 Jesus saith unto herSaid I not unto theethatif thouwouldest believethou shouldest see the glory of God
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the deadwas laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyesand saidFatherIthank thee that thou hast heard me.
42 And I knew that thou hearest me alwaysbut because of thepeople which stand by I said itthat they may believe thatthou hast sent me.
43 And when he thus had spokenhe cried with a loud voiceLazaruscome forth.
44 And he that was dead came forthbound hand and foot withgraveclothesand his face was bound about with a napkin.Jesus saith unto themLoose himand let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews which came to Maryand had seen thethings which Jesus didbelieved on him.
46 But some of them went their ways to the Phariseesand toldthem what things Jesus had done.
47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a counciland saidWhat do wefor this man doeth many miracles.
48 If we let him thus aloneall men will believe on himand theRomans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
49 And one of themnamed Caiaphasbeing the high priest thatsame yearsaid unto themYe know nothing at all
50 Nor consider that it is expedient for usthat one man shoulddie for the peopleand that the whole nation perish not.
51 And this spake he not of himselfbut being high priest thatyearhe prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation
52 And not for that nation onlybut that also he should gathertogether in one the children of God that were scatteredabroad.
53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to puthim to death.
54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jewsbut wentthence unto a country near to the wildernessinto a citycalled Ephraimand there continued with his disciples.
55 And the Jewspassover was nigh at handand many went out ofthe country up to Jerusalem before the passoverto purifythemselves.
56 Then sought they for Jesusand spake among themselvesasthey stood in the templeWhat think yethat he will not cometo the feast
57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given acommandmentthatif any man knew where he werehe shouldshew itthat they might take him.