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John 11 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. 1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
2 This is the Mary who poured the expensive perfume on the Lord's feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. 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 two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, "Lord, the one you love is very sick." 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick."
4 But when Jesus heard about it he said, "Lazarus's sickness will not end in death. No, it is for the glory of God. I, the Son of God, will receive glory from this." 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 Although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, 5 Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6 he stayed where he was for the next two days and did not go to them. 6 Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days.
7 Finally after two days, he said to his disciples, "Let's go to Judea again." 7 Then he said to his disciples, "Let us go back to Judea."
8 But his disciples objected. "Teacher," they said, "only a few days ago the Jewish leaders in Judea were trying to kill you. Are you going there again?" 8 "But Rabbi," they said, "a short while ago the Jews tried to stone you, and yet you are going back there?"
9 Jesus replied, "There are twelve hours of daylight every day. As long as it is light, people can walk safely. They can see because they have the light of this 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 Only at night is there danger of stumbling because there is no light." 10 It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no light."
11 Then he said, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and 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 is sleeping, that means he is getting better!" 12 His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better."
13 They thought Jesus meant Lazarus was having a good night's rest, but Jesus meant Lazarus had died. 13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.
14 Then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead. 14 So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,
15 And for your sake, I am glad I wasn't there, because this will give you another opportunity to believe in me. Come, let's go see 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 Thomas, nicknamed the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let's go, too -- and 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 at Bethany, he was told that Lazarus had already been in his grave for four days. 17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.
18 Bethany was only a few miles down the road from Jerusalem, 18 Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem,
19 and many of the people had come to pay their respects and console Martha and Mary on their loss. 19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.
20 When Martha got word that Jesus was coming, she went 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 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, 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 even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask." 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 "Yes," Martha said, "when everyone else rises, on resurrection day." 24 Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
25 Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again. 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
26 They are given eternal life for believing in me and will never perish. Do you believe this, Martha?" 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
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." 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 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." 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 So Mary immediately went to him. 29 When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.
30 Now Jesus had stayed outside the village, at the place where Martha 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 people who were at the house trying to console Mary saw her leave so hastily, they assumed she was going to Lazarus's grave to weep. So they followed her 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 When Mary arrived and saw Jesus, she fell down at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, 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 When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, he was moved with indignation and was deeply 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 them. They told him, "Lord, come and see." 34 "Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied.
35 Then Jesus wept. 35 Jesus wept.
36 The people who were standing nearby said, "See how much he loved him." 36 Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"
37 But some said, "This man healed a blind man. Why couldn't he keep 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 And again Jesus was deeply troubled. Then they came to the grave. It was a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance. 38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.
39 "Roll the stone aside," Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man's sister, said, "Lord, by now the smell will be terrible because he has been dead 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 Jesus responded, "Didn't I tell you that you will see God's glory if you believe?" 40 Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"
41 So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven 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 You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so they will believe 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 shouted, "Lazarus, come out!" 43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
44 And Lazarus came out, bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, "Unwrap 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 Many of the people who were with Mary believed in Jesus when they saw this happen. 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 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 leading priests and Pharisees called the high council together to discuss the situation. "What are we going to do?" they asked each other. "This man certainly performs 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 leave him alone, the whole nation will follow him, and then the Roman army will come and destroy both 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 And one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, "How can you be so stupid? 49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, "You know nothing at all!
50 Why should the whole nation be destroyed? Let this one man die for the people." 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 This prophecy that Jesus should die for the entire nation came from Caiaphas in his position as high priest. He didn't think of it himself; he was inspired to say it. 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 It was a prediction that Jesus' death would be not for Israel only, but for the gathering together of all the children of God scattered around the world. 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 time on the Jewish leaders began to plot Jesus' death. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life.
54 As a result, Jesus stopped his public ministry among the people and left Jerusalem. He went to a place near the wilderness, to the village of Ephraim, and stayed there 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 now almost time for the celebration of Passover, and many people from the country arrived in Jerusalem several days early so they could go through the cleansing ceremony before the Passover began. 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 wanted to see Jesus, and as they talked in the Temple, they asked each other, "What do you think? Will he come for the Passover?" 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 Meanwhile, the leading priests and Pharisees had publicly announced that anyone seeing Jesus must report him immediately 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.