John 11:38-42

Jesus Raises Lazarus

38 Then Jesus, 1deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was 2a cave, and 3a stone lay against it.
39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for 4he has been dead four days."
40 Jesus said to her, 5"Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see 6the glory of God?"
41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus 7lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
42 8I knew that you always hear me, but I said this 9on account of the people standing around, 10that they may believe that you sent me."

John 11:38-42 In-Context

36 So the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"
37 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?"
38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days."
40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?"
41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me."
43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out."
44 The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

Cross References 10

  • 1. ver. 33
  • 2. Isaiah 22:16
  • 3. John 20:1; Matthew 27:60; Mark 15:46; Luke 24:2
  • 4. ver. 17
  • 5. ver. 25, 26
  • 6. ver. 4; [Romans 6:4]
  • 7. John 17:1
  • 8. [ver. 22; Matthew 26:53]
  • 9. John 12:29, 30
  • 10. John 17:8, 21; See John 3:17
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