John 11 ©
The sickness and death of Lazarus: Jesus raiseth him to life after he had been dead four days: many Jews believe. The Pharisees hold a council against Christ: Caiaphas prophesieth: Jesus retireth from places of public resort. At the approach of the passover the Jews enquire about him: the rulers give orders to apprehend him.
Now fJesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave rfour days already.
Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, 1about fifteen furlongs off:
Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
Jesus said unto her, yI am the resurrection, and the life: zhe that believeth in me, athough he were dead, yet shall he live:
Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.
The Jews then which were with her in the house, and gcomforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
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, lwhich opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?