John 11 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village where Mary and her sister Martha lived. 1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
2 Mary would later pour perfume on the Lord. She would also wipe his feet with her hair. Her brother Lazarus was sick in bed. 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 a message to Jesus. "Lord," they told him, "the one you love is sick." 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick."
4 When Jesus heard this, he said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory. God's Son will receive glory because of 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 and her sister and Lazarus. 5 Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6 But after he heard Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was for two more days. 6 Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days.
7 Then he said to his disciples, "Let us go back to Judea." 7 Then he said to his disciples, "Let us go back to Judea."
8 "But Rabbi," they said, "a short time ago the Jews tried to kill you with stones. Are you still going back there?" 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 12 hours of daylight? A person who walks during the day won't trip and fall. He can see because of this world's light. 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 when he walks at night, he'll trip and fall. He has no light." 10 It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no light."
11 After he said this, Jesus went on speaking to them. "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep," he said. "But I am going there 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 His disciples replied, "Lord, if he's sleeping, he will get better." 12 His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better."
13 Jesus had been speaking about the death of Lazarus. But his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. 13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.
14 So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead. 14 So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,
15 For your benefit, I am glad I was not there. Now you will believe. But let us 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, who was called Didymus, spoke to the rest of the disciples. "Let us go also," he said. "Then we can 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 out 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 less than two miles from Jerusalem. 18 Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem,
19 Many Jews had come to Martha and Mary. They had come to comfort them because their brother was dead. 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 out to meet him. But Mary stayed at home. 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.
21 "Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "I wish you had been here! Then my brother would not have died. 21 "Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
22 But I know that even now God will give you anything you ask for." 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."
23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." 23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
24 Martha answered, "I know he will rise again. This will happen when people are raised from the dead 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. Anyone who believes in me will live, even if he dies. 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
26 And those who live and believe 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 "Yes, Lord," she told him. "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God. I believe that you are the One who was supposed to come 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 back home. She called her sister Mary to one side to talk to her. "The Teacher is here," Martha said. "He is asking 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 him. 29 When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.
30 Jesus had not yet entered the village. He was still at 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 Some Jews had been comforting Mary in the house. They noticed how quickly she got up and went out. So they followed her. They thought she was going to the tomb to cry there. 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 Mary reached the place where Jesus was. When she saw him, she fell at his feet. She said, "Lord, I wish you had been here! Then my brother would not 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 Jesus saw her crying. He saw that the Jews who had come along with her were crying also. His spirit became very sad, and he was 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 "Where have you put him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied. 34 "Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied.
35 Jesus sobbed. 35 Jesus wept.
36 Then 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 opened the eyes of the blind man. Couldn't he have kept this man 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 Once more Jesus felt very sad. He came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone in front of the entrance. 38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.
39 "Take away the stone," he said. "But, Lord," said Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad smell. Lazarus has been in the tomb for 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 Then Jesus said, "Didn't I tell you that if you believed, you would 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 took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up. He said, "Father, I 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 that you always hear me. But I said this for the benefit of the people standing here. I said it so 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 Then Jesus called in a loud voice. He said, "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 hands and feet were wrapped with strips of linen. A cloth was around his face. Jesus said to them, "Take off the clothes he was buried in 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 Many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary saw what Jesus did. So they put their faith 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. They told the Pharisees 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 the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. "What can we do?" they asked. "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 keep on doing this, everyone will believe in him. Then the Romans will come. They will take away our temple and our nation." 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 spoke up. His name was Caiaphas. He was high priest at that time. He said, "You don't know anything at all! 49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, "You know nothing at all!
50 You don't realize what is good for you. It is better if one man dies for the people than if the whole nation is 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 did not say this on his own. But he was high priest at that time. So he told ahead of time that Jesus would die for the Jewish 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 He also prophesied that Jesus would die for God's children scattered everywhere. He would die to bring them together and make them 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 So from that day on, the Jewish rulers planned to kill Jesus. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life.
54 Jesus no longer moved around openly among the Jews. Instead, he went away to an area near the desert. He went to a village called Ephraim. There 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 Feast. Many people went up from the country to Jerusalem. They went there for the special washing that would make them pure before the Passover Feast. 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 kept looking for Jesus as they stood in the temple area. They asked one another, "What do you think? Isn't he coming to the Feast at all?" 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 But the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders. They had commanded anyone who found out where Jesus was staying to report it. Then 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.