John 11:1

Overview - John 11
Christ raises Lazarus, four days buried.
45 Many Jews believe.
47 The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against Christ.
49 Caiaphas prophesies.
54 Jesus hides himself.
55 At the passover they enquire after him, and lay wait for him.
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John 11:1  (King James Version)
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.

The raising of Lazarus from the dead, being a work of Christ beyond measure great, the most stupendous of all he had hitherto performed, and beyond all others calculated to evince his Divine majesty, was therefore purposely recorded by the Evangelist John; while it was omitted by the other Evangelists, probably, as Grotius supposes, because they wrote their histories during the life of Lazarus, and they did not mention him for fear of exciting the malice of the Jews against him; as we find from ch. 12:10 that they sought to put him to death, that our Lord might not have such a monument of his power and goodness remaining in the land.

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John 11:3 John 11:6 ; Genesis 48:1 ; 2 Kings 20:1-12 ; Acts 9:37

John 11:5 John 11:11 ; John 12:2 John 12:9 John 12:17 Luke 16:20-25

12:1 Matthew 21:17 ; Mark 11:1

Luke 10:38-42