Gospel of John, chapter 11
The Death of Lazarus - I Am the Resurrection and the Life - Jesus and Death, the Last Enemy - Lazarus Raised from the Dead - The Plot to Kill Jesus
Gospel of John, chapter 11 Now was a certain man sick Lazarus of Bethany, from the town of Mary and Martha her sister. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore they sent the sisters to Him saying; Lord, behold he whom You love is sick. When He heard that, Jesus said; This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that He may be glorified the Son of God through it. Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when He heard that he was sick, then he stayed in the place where He was two days. Then after this He said to the disciples; let us go to Judea again. They said to Him the disciples; Rabbi, lately they sought you to stone the Jews, and again you are going there? Jesus answered; Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because the light of this world he sees; But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him. These things He said, and after that He said to them; Lazarus our friend sleeps; but I go that I may wake him up. Then they said His disciples; Lord, if he sleeps, he will get well. However Jesus spoke of his death; but they thought that about taking rest in sleep He was speaking. Then however Jesus said to them plainly; Lazarus is dead, And I am glad for your sakes that you may believe, that I was not there; nevertheless let us go to him. Then Thomas said the one called the Twin to his fellow disciples; let us also go that we may die with Him. So when Jesus came He found him four days having already been in the tomb. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem about two miles away, And many of the Jews had come to the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Now Martha as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him; but Mary in the house was sitting. Now Martha said to Jesus; Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You. Jesus said to her; Your brother will rise again. Martha said to Him; I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said to her; I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live; and whoever lives and believes in Me shall not die ever. Do you believe this? She said to Him; Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ the Son of God who is to come into the world. And when she had said these things she went her way and called Mary her sister secretly saying; the Teacher has come and is calling for you. As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him. Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha met Him. Then the Jews who were with her in the house and comforting her, when they saw Mary that rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying that she is going to the tomb to weep there. Then Mary when she came where Jesus was, and saw Him she fell down at His feet saying to Him; Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. Therefore Jesus when He saw her weeping and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled, and He said; Where have you laid him? They said to Him; Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said; See how He loved him; And some of them said; Could not he, who opened the eyes of the blind, have intervened so that him also would noy die? Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb; It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said; take away the stone. said to Him the sister of him who was dead Martha; Lord, already there is a stench; for he has been dead four days. Jesus said to her; Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted His eyes up and said; Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that always You hear Me; but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me. Now when He had said these things with a loud voice He cried; Lazarus, come forth. And he came out the one who had died bound foot hand and with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Said to them Jesus; Loose him and let him go. Then many of the Jews, who had come to Mary and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him. But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did. Then they gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council and said; what shall we do, for this Man many signs is performing; If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and will come the Romans and take away from us both the place and the nation. And one of them Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them; You do not know nothing at all, nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people and not that the whole nation should perish. Now this he did not say on his own authority, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, and not for that nation only, but also that the children of God who were scattered abroad He would gather together in one. Then, from that day on they plotted to put Him to death. Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples. And it was near the Passover of the Jews, and many went up to Jerusalem from the country before the Passover to purify themselves. Then they sought Jesus and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple; what do you think, that He will not come to the feast? Now they had given both the chief priests and the Pharisees a command that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.