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.