When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.
Bethany was a little less than two miles from Jerusalem.
Many Jews had come to comfort Martha and Mary after their brother's death.
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him, while Mary remained in the house.
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn't have died.
Even now I know that whatever you ask God, God will give you."
Jesus told her, "Your brother will rise again."
Martha replied, "I know that he will rise in the resurrection on the last day."
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die.26Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
She replied, "Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, God's Son, the one who is coming into the world."
After she said this, she went and spoke privately to her sister Mary, "The teacher is here and he's calling for you."
When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to Jesus.
He hadn't entered the village but was still in the place where Martha had met him.
When the Jews who were comforting Mary in the house saw her get up quickly and leave, they followed her. They assumed she was going to mourn at the tomb.
When Mary arrived where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn't have died."
When Jesus saw her crying and the Jews who had come with her crying also, he was deeply disturbed and troubled.
He asked, "Where have you laid him?" They replied, "Lord, come and see."
Jesus began to cry.
The Jews said, "See how much he loved him!"
But some of them said, "He healed the eyes of the man born blind. Couldn't he have kept Lazarus from dying?"