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" .

      Jesus Comforts the Sisters of Lazarus

      17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.

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          18 Now Bethany was less than two milesb from Jerusalem,

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            •  11:18 - Or about 3 kilometers
              19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.

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              20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

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              21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

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                  22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

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                      23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”