John 11

11:1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Miriam and her sister Martha.

11:2 (It was that Miriam which anointed with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Rabbi, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

11:4 When heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of , that the Son of might be glorified thereby.

11:5 Now loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

11:6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

11:7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.

11:8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

11:9 answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

11:12 Then said his disciples, Rabbi, if he sleep, he shall do well.

11:13 Howbeit spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

11:14 Then said unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

11:16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

11:17 Then when came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

11:18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:

11:19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Miriam, to comfort them concerning their brother.

11:20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that was coming, went and met him: but Miriam sat still in the house.

11:21 Then said Martha unto , Rabbi, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

11:22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of , will give it thee.

11:23 saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

11:24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

11:25 said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

11:27 She saith unto him, Yea, master: I believe that thou art the Messiah, the Son of , which should come into the world.

11:28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Miriam her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

11:29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.

11:30 Now was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.

11:31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Miriam, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.

11:32 Then when Miriam was come where was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Rabbi, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

11:33 When therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,

11:34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Rabbi, come and see.

11:35 wept.

11:36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

11:37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

11:38 therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

11:39 said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Rabbi, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.

11:40 saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of ?

11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

11:45 Then many of the Jews which came to Miriam, and had seen the things which did, believed on him.

11:46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things had done.

11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.

11:48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.

11:49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

11:51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that should die for that nation;

11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of Elohim that were scattered abroad.

11:53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

11:54 therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.

11:55 And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.

11:56 Then sought they for , and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?

11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take him.