THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
John 11 ©
1 Lazarus is sick at Bethany. 3 Wherefore his sisters sent unto Christ. 7 Who goes towards Judæa. 11 Lazarus dies in the meantime. 17 And Christ goes to Bethany to raise him up. 20 Where Martha meets Him, with whom He speaks of the resurrection of her brother and of all believers. 28 And afterwards Mary also. 35 Christ weeps and comes to the grave. 39 Finds him four days buried. 41 Prays to His Father and raises him up. 45 About which many believe in Him. 46 And others tell it to the chief priests. 47 Who gather their council about this. 50 Where Caiaphas unwittingly prophesies of the fruit of Christ’s death. 53 And it is concluded that He shall be put to death. 54 But He departs unto the city of Ephraim. 55 Is sought at the feast of the passover. 57 And the chief priests give forth a command that He shall be brought unto them.
NOW a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town 1of Mary and her sister Martha.
(It was that Marya which 2anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
Therefore his sisters 3sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not 4unto death, butb5for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be 6glorified 7thereby.
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go 8into Judæa again.
His disciples say unto him, Master, thec Jews 9of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou 10thither again?
Jesus answered, Are there not 11twelve hours 12in the day? If any man walk in the 13day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light 14in him.
These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth;d but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do 15well.
Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking 16of rest in sleep.
Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may 17believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
Then said Thomas, which is called 18Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with 19him.
Then when Jesus came, he found that he 20had lain in the grave four days already.
Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen 21furlongs off:
And many of the 22Jews came 23to Martha and Mary, 24to comfort them concerning their brother.
Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary 25sat still in the house.
Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had 26not died.
But I know, that even now, 27whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again 28in the resurrectione at the 29last day.
Jesus said unto her, 30If am the resurrection, and the life: heg that believeth in me, though he were 31dead, yet shall he 32live:
Andh whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall 33never die. Believest thou this?
She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: Ii believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
Now Jesus was not yet come into 34the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.
The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto 35the grave to weep there.
Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he 36groaned in the spirit, and was 37troubled,
And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
And some of them said, Could not this man, whichk opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay 39upon it.
Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead 40four days.
Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see 41the glory of God?
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was 42laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and 43said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
And I knew that thou hearest me always: butl because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with 44graveclothes: and his face was bound about withm a napkin.n Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
¶Theno gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees 45a council, and said, Whatp do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
If we 46let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall 47come and take away both 48our place and nation.
And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that 49same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
Nor consider thatq it is expedient for us, 50that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die 51for that nation;
And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together inr52one 53the children of God that were scattered abroad.
Then from that day forth they took 54counsel together for to put him to death.
Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went 55thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called 56Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.
¶And the Jews’ 57passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to 58purify themselves.
Thens sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that 59he will not come to the feast?
Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had 60given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might 61take him.