John 11:17-27 NIV

Jesus Comforts the Sisters

17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.1

References for John 11:17

      18 Bethany2 was less than two milesa from Jerusalem,

      References for John 11:18

        • a 11:18 - Greek "fifteen stadia" (about 3 kilometers)
          19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.3

          References for John 11:19

          20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.4

          References for John 11:20

          21 "Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.5

          References for John 11:21

              22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."6

              References for John 11:22

                  23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
                  24 Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection7 at the last day."8

                  References for John 11:24

                  25 Jesus said to her, "I am9 the resurrection and the life.10 He who believes11 in me will live, even though he dies;

                  References for John 11:25

                  26 and whoever lives and believes12 in me will never die.13 Do you believe this?"

                  References for John 11:26

                  27 "Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ,b14 the Son of God,15 who was to come into the world."16

                  References for John 11:27