John 11:1-16 NIV

The Death of Lazarus

1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

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2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)

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3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”

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      4 When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”

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      5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
      6 So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days,
      7 and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”

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      8 “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?”

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      9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light.

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      10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”
      11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”

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      12 His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.”
      13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.

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      14 So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead,
      15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
      16 Then Thomas (also known as Didymusa ) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

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        • Ž 11:16 - "Thomas" (Aramaic) and "Didymus" (Greek) both mean "twin" .