On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.1
References for John 11:17
Bethany2 was less than two miles from Jerusalem,
References for John 11:18
and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.3
References for John 11:19
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.4
References for John 11:20
"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.5
References for John 11:21
But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."6
References for John 11:22
Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection7 at the last day."8
References for John 11:24
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
and whoever lives and believes12 in me will never die.13 Do you believe this?"
References for John 11:26
"Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ,14 the Son of God,15 who was to come into the world."16
References for John 11:27
And after she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. "The Teacher17 is here," she said, "and is asking for you."
References for John 11:28
When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.
Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.18
References for John 11:30
When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her,19 noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there.
References for John 11:31
When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."20
References for John 11:32
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved21 in spirit and troubled.22
References for John 11:33
"Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied.
References for John 11:35
Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"24
References for John 11:36
But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man25 have kept this man from dying?"26
References for John 11:37