1Now a certain man wassick , named Lazarus,ofBethany , the town of MaryandhersisterMartha.2
(It was that Marywhichanointed the Lord with ointment,andwipedhisfeet with herhair,whosebrotherLazarus was sick .)
3Therefore his sisterssentuntohim,saying , Lord,behold, he whom thou lovest is sick .
4WhenJesusheard that, he said , Thissicknessisnotuntodeath,butfor the glory of God,that the Son of God might be glorifiedthereby .5NowJesuslovedMartha,andhersister,andLazarus.6When he had heardthereforethat he was sick , he abodetwodaysstillin the same placewhere he was .
7Thenafterthat saith he to his disciples,Let us gointoJudaeaagain.8
His disciplessay unto him,Master, the Jews of latesought to stonethee;and goest thouthitheragain?9Jesusanswered , Are therenottwelvehours in the day?If any manwalkin the day, he stumblethnot,because he seeth the light of thisworld.10Butif a manwalkin the night, he stumbleth , because there isnolightinhim.11
These thingssaidhe:andafterthat he saith unto them,OurfriendLazarussleepeth ; but I go , that I may awakehim out of sleep .
12Thensaidhisdisciples,Lord,if he sleep , he shall do well .
13HowbeitJesusspakeofhisdeath:buttheythoughtthat he had spokenof taking of rest in sleep.14ThensaidJesus unto themplainly,Lazarus is dead .15And I am gladfor your sakesthat I wasnotthere, to the intent ye may believe ; nevertheless let us gountohim.16ThensaidThomas,which is calledDidymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let usalsogo , thatwe may diewithhim.17Then when Jesuscame , he found that hehad lain in the gravefourdaysalready.18NowBethanywasnigh unto Jerusalem,aboutafifteenfurlongsoff:19Andmanyof the JewscametoMarthaandMary , tocomfortthemconcerningtheirbrother.20ThenMartha, as soon as she heardthatJesus was coming , went and methim:butMarysat still in the house.21ThensaidMarthauntoJesus,Lord,if thou hadst beenhere,mybrotherhadnotdied .
22But I know , that evennow,whatsoeverthou wilt ask of God,God will give it thee.23Jesussaith unto her,Thybrother shall rise again .24Marthasaith unto him, I knowthat he shall rise againin the resurrectionat the lastday.25Jesussaid unto her,Iam the resurrection,and the life: he that believethinme,though he were dead , yet shall he live :26Andwhosoeverlivethandbelievethinmeshallneverdie . Believest thouthis?27
She saith unto him,Yea,Lord:Ibelievethatthouart the Christ, the Son of God,which should comeinto the world.28And when she hadsosaid , she went her way , andcalledMaryhersistersecretly,saying , The Master is come , and calleth forthee.29
As soon assheheard that, she arosequickly,andcameuntohim.30NowJesuswas not yetcomeinto the town,butwasin that placewhereMarthamethim.31
The Jewsthenwhichwerewithherin the house,andcomfortedher, when they sawMary,that she rose uphastilyand went out , followedher,saying , She goethunto the gravetoweepthere.32ThenwhenMary was comewhereJesuswas , and sawhim, she fell downathisfeet,saying unto him,Lord,if thou hadst beenhere,mybrotherhadnotdied .
33WhenJesusthereforesawherweeping , and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit,and was troubled ,b34Andsaid , Where have ye laidhim? They said unto him,Lord,comeandsee .
36Thensaid the Jews,Beholdhow he lovedhim!37Andsomeofthemsaid , Couldnot this man,whichopened the eyes of the blind, have causedthateven this manshouldnot have died ?
38Jesusthereforeagaingroaninginhimselfcomethto the grave . It was a cave,and a stonelayuponit.39Jesussaid , Take ye away the stone.Martha, the sister of him that was dead , saith unto him,Lord, by this time he stinketh : for he hath been dead four days.40Jesussaith unto her,Said Inot unto thee,that,if thou wouldest believe , thou shouldest see the glory of God?41Then they took away the stone from the place where the deadwaslaid . AndJesusliftedup his eyes,andsaid , Father, I thanktheethat thou hast heardme.42AndIknewthat thou hearestmealways:butbecause of the peoplewhich stand by I said it, that they may believethatthou hast sentme.43And when he thus had spoken , he cried with a loudvoice,Lazarus,comeforth.44And he that was dead came forth , boundhandandfoot with graveclothes:andhisface was bound about with a napkin.Jesussaith unto them,Loosehim,and let himgo .45Thenmanyof the JewswhichcametoMary,and had seen the things whichJesusdid , believedonhim.46Butsomeofthem went their waysto the Pharisees,andtoldthem what thingsJesus had done .
47Thengathered the chief priestsand the Pharisees a council,andsaid , What do we ? forthismandoethmanymiracles.48If we lethimthusalone , all men will believeonhim:and the Romans shall comeand take awaybothourplaceandnation.49Andoneofthem, named Caiaphas,being the high priest that sameyear,said unto them,Yeknow nothing at all ,
50Norconsiderthat it is expedient for us,thatoneman should diefor the people,and that the wholenationperishnot.51Andthis spake henotofhimself:butbeing high priestthatyear, he prophesiedthatJesusshoulddie for thatnation;52Andnot for thatnationonly,butthatalso he should gather togetherinone the children of God that were scattered abroad .
53Thenfromthatday forth they took counsel together for toputhim to death .
54Jesusthereforewalked no moreopenlyamong the Jews;butwentthenceunto a countrynear to the wilderness,into a citycalledEphraim, and therecontinuedwithhisdisciples.55And the Jews'passoverwas nigh at hand:andmanywent out of the countryup to Jerusalembefore the passover,topurifythemselves.56Then sought they forJesus,andspakeamongthemselves, as they stoodin the temple,Whatthinkye,that he willnotcometo the feast?57Nowboth the chief priestsand the Pharisees had given a commandment,that,if any manknewwhere he were , he should shew it, that they might takehim.