John 11:17–27

Jesus Comforts the Sisters of Lazarus

17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.f 18 Now Bethanyg was less than two milesb from Jerusalem, 19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.h 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.i

21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.j 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”k

23 Jesus said to her, Your brother will rise again.”

24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrectionl at the last day.”m

25 Jesus said to her, I amn the resurrection and the life.o The one who believesp in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believingq in me will never die.r Do you believe this?”

27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah,s the Son of God,t who is to come into the world.”u

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