1Now a certainman was sick, Lazarus of 1Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister2Martha.
It was the Mary who 3anointed4the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whosebrotherLazarus was sick.
3So the sisterssent word to Him, saying, "5Lord, behold, 6he whom You love is sick."
But when Jesusheard this, He said, "Thissickness is not to end in death, but for 7the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it."5NowJesusloved8Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6Sowhen He heard that he was sick, He thenstayedtwodays longer in the placewhere He was.
7Thenafterthis He said to the disciples, "9Let us go to Judeaagain."8
The disciplessaid to Him, "10Rabbi, the Jews were justnowseeking11to stone You, and are You goingthereagain?"
9Jesusanswered, "12Are there not twelvehours in the day? Ifanyonewalks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of thisworld.10"But ifanyonewalks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him."11This He said, and after that He said to them, "Our 13friendLazarus14has fallenasleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep."12
The disciplesthensaid to Him, "Lord, if he has fallenasleep, he will arecover."
13Now15Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking of bliteralsleep.
14SoJesusthensaid to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,15and I amglad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him."1616ThereforeThomas, who is calledc17Didymus, said to his fellowdisciples, "Let us alsogo, so that we may die with Him."
17So when Jesuscame, He found that he had alreadybeen in the tomb18fourdays.
18Now19Bethany was nearJerusalem, aboutdtwomilesoff;
and many of 20the Jews had come to 21Martha and Mary, 22to console them concerning their brother.
2023Marthatherefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but 24Maryestayed at the house.
21Marthathensaid to Jesus, "25Lord, 26if You had beenhere, my brother would not have died.
22"Evennow I know that 27whatever You ask of God, God will give You."
23Jesussaid to her, "Your brother will riseagain."24Marthasaid to Him, "28I know that he will riseagain in the resurrection on the lastday."
25Jesussaid to her, "29I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will liveevenif he dies,26and everyone who lives and believes in Me 30will neverdie. Do you believethis?"27
She said to Him, "Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are f31the Christ, the Son of God, even g32He who comes into the world."
When she had saidthis, she 33wentaway and calledMary her sister, sayingsecretly, "34The Teacher is here and is calling for you."
And when she heard it, she got up quickly and was coming to Him.
30NowJesus had not yetcome into the village, but 35was still in the placewhereMarthamet Him.
3136Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and 37consoling her, when they saw that Marygot up quickly and went out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weepthere.
32Therefore, whenMarycamewhereJesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, "38Lord, 39if You had beenhere, my brother would not have died."
33WhenJesusthereforesaw her weeping, and 40the Jews who came with her also weeping, He 41was deeplymoved in spirit and h42was troubled,
and said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."
36So44the Jews were saying, "Seehow He 45loved him!"
But some of them said, "Could not thisman, who 46opened the eyes of the blindman, ihavekeptthismanalso from dying?"
38SoJesus, again being deeplymovedwithin , came to the tomb. Now it was a 47cave, and a stone was lyingagainst it.
39Jesussaid, "Remove the stone."Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to Him, "Lord, by thistimejthere will be a stench, for he has been dead 48fourdays."
40Jesussaid to her, "49Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?"41So they removed the 50stone. ThenJesus51raised His eyes, and said, "52Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.42"I knew that You alwayshear Me; but 53because of the kpeoplestandingaround I said it, so that they may believe that 54You sent Me."43
When He had saidthesethings, He cried out with a loudvoice, "Lazarus, comeforth."44
The man who had diedcameforth, 55boundhand and foot with wrappings, and 56his face was wrappedaround with a cloth. Jesussaid to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."4557Thereforemany of the Jews58who came to Mary, and 59sawwhat He had done, believed in Him.
But some of them went to the 60Pharisees and told them the things whichJesus had done.
47Therefore61the chiefpriests and the Pharisees62convened a 63council, and were saying, "What are we doing? For thisman is performingmanyl64signs.
48"If we let Him go on likethis, allmen will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and takeawayboth our 65place and our nation."
But one of them, 66Caiaphas, 67who was highpriest that year, said to them, "You knownothing at all,
50nor do you take into account that 68it is expedient for you that onemandie for the people, and that the wholenation not perish."
51Now he did not saythismon his owninitiative, but 69beinghighpriest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,
and not for the nationonly, but in order that He might also70gathertogether into one the children of God who are scatteredabroad.
53So from that day on they 71plannedtogether to kill Him.
54ThereforeJesus72nolonger continued to walkpubliclyamong the Jews, but wentaway from there to the countrynear the wilderness, into a citycalled73Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples.
55Now74the Passover of the Jews was near, and manywent up to Jerusalem out of the countrybefore the Passover75to purifythemselves.
56So they 76were seeking for Jesus, and were saying to oneanother as they stood in the temple, "What do you think; that He will not come to the feast at all ?"
57Now77the chiefpriests and the Pharisees had givenorders that ifanyoneknewwhere He was, he was to report it, so that they might seize Him.