Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany,1 the village of Mary and her sister Martha.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.3
So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love4 is sick."
When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory5 so that God's Son may be glorified through it."
Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days.