When Martha got word that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him. But Mary stayed at home.
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask."
Jesus told her, "Your brother will rise again."24
"Yes," Martha said, "when everyone else rises, on resurrection day."
Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. a Those who believe in me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again. 26They are given eternal life for believing in me and will never perish. Do you believe this, Martha?"27
"Yes, Lord," she told him. "I have always believed you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who has come into the world from God."
Then she left him and returned to Mary. She called Mary aside from the mourners and told her, "The Teacher is here and wants to see you."
So Mary immediately went to him.
Now Jesus had stayed outside the village, at the place where Martha met him.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)