John 11:41-51 NIV

41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up1 and said, "Father,2 I thank you that you have heard me.

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42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here,3 that they may believe that you sent me."4

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43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"5

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44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen,6 and a cloth around his face.7 Jesus said to them, "Take off the grave clothes and let him go."

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The Plot to Kill Jesus

45 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary,8 and had seen what Jesus did,9 put their faith in him.10

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46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees11 called a meeting12 of the Sanhedrin.13 "What are we accomplishing?" they asked. "Here is this man performing many miraculous signs.14

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      48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our placea and our nation."

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          49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas,15 who was high priest that year,16 spoke up, "You know nothing at all!

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          50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish."17

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          51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation,