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John 11 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A certain man, Lazarus, was ill. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. ( 1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
2 This was the Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped his feet with her hair. Her brother Lazarus was ill.) 2 This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.
3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, saying, "Lord, the one whom you love is ill." 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick."
4 When he heard this, Jesus said, "This illness isn't fatal. It's for the glory of God so that God's Son can be glorified through it." 4 When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it."
5 Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus. 5 Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6 When he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was. After two days, 6 Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days.
7 he said to his disciples, "Let's return to Judea again." 7 Then he said to his disciples, "Let us go back to Judea."
8 The disciples replied, "Rabbi, the Jewish opposition wants to stone you, but you want to go back?" 8 "But Rabbi," they said, "a short while ago the Jews tried to stone you, and yet you are going back there?"
9 Jesus answered, "Aren't there twelve hours in the day? Whoever walks in the day doesn't stumble because they see the light of the world. 9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? A man who walks by day will not stumble, for he sees by this world's light.
10 But whoever walks in the night does stumble because the light isn't in them." 10 It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no light."
11 He continued, "Our friend Lazarus is sleeping, but I am going in order to wake him up." 11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up."
12 The disciples said, "Lord, if he's sleeping, he will get well." 12 His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better."
13 They thought Jesus meant that Lazarus was in a deep sleep, but Jesus had spoken about Lazarus' death. 13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.
14 Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died. 14 So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,
15 For your sakes, I'm glad I wasn't there so that you can believe. Let's go to him." 15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."
16 Then Thomas (the one called Didymus) said to the other disciples, "Let us go too so that we may die with Jesus." 16 Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."
17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.
18 Bethany was a little less than two miles from Jerusalem. 18 Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem,
19 Many Jews had come to comfort Martha and Mary after their brother's death. 19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.
20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him, while Mary remained in the house. 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.
21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn't have died. 21 "Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
22 Even now I know that whatever you ask God, God will give you." 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."
23 Jesus told her, "Your brother will rise again." 23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
24 Martha replied, "I know that he will rise in the resurrection on the last day." 24 Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die. 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
26 Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
27 She replied, "Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, God's Son, the one who is coming into the world." 27 "Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world."
28 After she said this, she went and spoke privately to her sister Mary, "The teacher is here and he's calling for you." 28 And after she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. "The Teacher is here," she said, "and is asking for you."
29 When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to Jesus. 29 When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.
30 He hadn't entered the village but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.
31 When the Jews who were comforting Mary in the house saw her get up quickly and leave, they followed her. They assumed she was going to mourn at the tomb. 31 When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there.
32 When Mary arrived where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn't have died." 32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
33 When Jesus saw her crying and the Jews who had come with her crying also, he was deeply disturbed and troubled. 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.
34 He asked, "Where have you laid him?" They replied, "Lord, come and see." 34 "Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied.
35 Jesus began to cry. 35 Jesus wept.
36 The Jews said, "See how much he loved him!" 36 Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"
37 But some of them said, "He healed the eyes of the man born blind. Couldn't he have kept Lazarus from dying?" 37 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"
38 Jesus was deeply disturbed again when he came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone covered the entrance. 38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.
39 Jesus said, "Remove the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said, "Lord, the smell will be awful! He's been dead four days." 39 "Take away the stone," he said. "But, Lord," said Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days."
40 Jesus replied, "Didn't I tell you that if you believe, you will see God's glory?" 40 Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"
41 So they removed the stone. Jesus looked up and said, "Father, thank you for hearing me. 41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
42 I know you always hear me. I say this for the benefit of the crowd standing here so that they will believe that you sent me." 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me."
43 Having said this, Jesus shouted with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" 43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
44 The dead man came out, his feet bound and his hands tied, and his face covered with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Untie him and let him go." 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, "Take off the grave clothes and let him go."
45 Therefore, many of the Jews who came with Mary and saw what Jesus did believed in him. 45 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in him.
46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
47 Then the chief priests and Pharisees called together the council and said, "What are we going to do? This man is doing many miraculous signs! 47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. "What are we accomplishing?" they asked. "Here is this man performing many miraculous signs.
48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him. Then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our people." 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 place and our nation."
49 One of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, told them, "You don't know anything! 49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, "You know nothing at all!
50 You don't see that it is better for you that one man die for the people rather than the whole nation be destroyed." 50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish."
51 He didn't say this on his own. As high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus would soon die for the nation— 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,
52 and not only for the nation. Jesus would also die so that God's children scattered everywhere would be gathered together as one. 52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one.
53 From that day on they plotted to kill him. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life.
54 Therefore, Jesus was no longer active in public ministry among the Jewish leaders. Instead, he left Jerusalem and went to a place near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples. 54 Therefore Jesus no longer moved about publicly among the Jews. Instead he withdrew to a region near the desert, to a village called Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples.
55 It was almost time for the Jewish Passover, and many people went from the countryside up to Jerusalem to purify themselves through ritual washing before the Passover. 55 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover.
56 They were looking for Jesus. As they spoke to each other in the temple, they said, "What do you think? He won't come to the festival, will he?" 56 They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple area they asked one another, "What do you think? Isn't he coming to the Feast at all?"
57 The chief priests and Pharisees had given orders that anyone who knew where he was should report it, so they could arrest him. 57 But the chief priests and Pharisees had given orders that if anyone found out where Jesus was, he should report it so that they might arrest him.