11 Now a man was sick—Lazarus from Bethany,an the village of Mary and her sister Martha.ao 2 Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair,ap and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick. 3 So the sisters sent a message to him: “Lord, the one you love is sick.”
4 When Jesus heard it, he said, “This sickness will not end in death but is for the glory of God,aq so that the Son of Godar may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus. 6 So when he heard that he was sick, he stayed two more days in the place where he was. 7 Then after that, he said to the disciples, “Let’s go to Judeaas again.”
9 “Aren’t there twelve hours in a day?” Jesus answered. “If anyone walks during the day, he doesn’t stumble, because he sees the light of this world.c 10 But if anyone walks during the night,d he does stumble, because the light is not in him.”
11 He said this, and then he told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep,e but I’m on my way to wake him up.”
13 Jesus, however, was speaking about his death, but they thought he was speaking about natural sleep. 14 So Jesus then told them plainly, “Lazarus has died. 15 I’m glad for you that I wasn’t there so that you may believe. But let’s go to him.”
17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tombg four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalemh (less than two milesB away). 19 Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother. 20 As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him, but Mary remained seated in the house.
23 “Your brother will risei again,” Jesus told her.
24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”j
28 Having said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.”
29 As soon as Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.r 30 Jesus had not yet come into the village but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 The Jews who were with her in the house consoling her saw that Mary got up quickly and went out. They followed her, supposing that she was going to the tombs to cry there.
32 As soon as Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feett and told him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died!”
“Lord,” they told him, “come and see.”
35 Jesus wept.v
38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.y 39 “Remove the stone,” Jesus said.
Martha, the dead man’s sister, told him, “Lord, there is already a stench because he has been dead four days.”
41 So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised his eyes and said, “Father, I thankab you that you heard me.ac 42 I know that you always hear me, but because of the crowd standing here I said this, so that they may believe you sentad me.” 43 After he said this, he shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him and let him go.”
47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrinag and were saying, “What are we going to do since this man is doing many signs? 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romansa will come and take away both our place and our nation.”
49 One of them, Caiaphas,b who was high priestc that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all! 50 You’re not considering that it is to yourA advantage that one man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish.”d 51 He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was going to diee for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but also to unite the scattered childrenf of God. 53 So from that day on they plotted to kill him.g 54 Jesus therefore no longer walked openlyh among the Jews but departed from there to the countryside near the wilderness,i to a town called Ephraim, and he stayed there with the disciples.
55 Now the Jewish Passoverj was near, and many went up to Jerusalemk from the country to purify themselves before the Passover. 56 They were looking for Jesus and asking one another as they stood in the temple,l “What do you think? He won’t come to the festival,m will he?” 57 The chief priestsn and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should report it so that they could arrest him.
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