Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.114
So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,15and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."16
Then Thomas2 (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."
On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.318
Bethany4 was less than two milesa from Jerusalem,
and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.520
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.621
"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.722
But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."823
Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."