John 11:1-39 NIV

The Death of Lazarus

1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany,1 the village of Mary and her sister Martha.2

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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

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3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love4 is sick."

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      4 When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory5 so that God's Son may be glorified through it."

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      5 Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
      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."6

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      8 "But Rabbi,"7 they said, "a short while ago the Jews tried to stone you,8 and yet you are going back there?"

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      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.9

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      10 It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no light."
      11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, "Our friend10 Lazarus has fallen asleep;11 but I am going there to wake him up."

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      12 His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better."
      13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.12

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      14 So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,
      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 Thomas13 (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."

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      Jesus Comforts the Sisters

      17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.14

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          18 Bethany15 was less than two milesa from Jerusalem,

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            • a 11:18 - Greek "fifteen stadia" (about 3 kilometers)
              19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.16

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              20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.17

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              21 "Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.18

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                  22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."19

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                      23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
                      24 Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection20 at the last day."21

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                      25 Jesus said to her, "I am22 the resurrection and the life.23 He who believes24 in me will live, even though he dies;

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                      26 and whoever lives and believes25 in me will never die.26 Do you believe this?"

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                      27 "Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ,b27 the Son of God,28 who was to come into the world."29

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                          28 And after she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. "The Teacher30 is here," she said, "and is asking for you."

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                          29 When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.
                          30 Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.31

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                              31 When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her,32 noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there.

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                                  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

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                                      33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved34 in spirit and troubled.35

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                                          34 "Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied.
                                          35 Jesus wept.36

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                                          36 Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"37

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                                              37 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man38 have kept this man from dying?"39

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                                                  Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead

                                                  38 Jesus, once more deeply moved,40 came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.41

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                                                  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."42

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