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John 11:Chapter 11

John 11:1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.

John 11:2 It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.

John 11:3 Therefore his sisters sent for Him, saying, Lord, behold, He who you love is sick.

John 11:4 When Jesus heard that, He said, this sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified by it.

John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

John 11:6 Therefore when He had heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the same place where He was.

John 11:7 Then after that said He to His disciples, Let us go into Judea again.

John 11:8 His disciples said to Him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone You; and You go there again?

John 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world.

John 11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him.

John 11:11 These things He said: and after that He said to them, our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

John 11:12 Then said His disciples, Lord, if he sleeps, he will get well.

John 11:13 However Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that He had spoken about taking rest during sleep.

John 11:14 Then said Jesus to them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

John 11:15 and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the extent you may believe; nevertheless let us go to him.

John 11:16 Then said Thomas, who is called Didymus, to his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

John 11:17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

John 11:18 Now Bethany was close to Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia away:

John 11:19 and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

John 11:20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him: but Mary sat still in the house.

John 11:21 Then said Martha to Jesus, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

John 11:22 But I know, that even now, whatever You will ask of God, God will give You.

John 11:23 Jesus said to her, your brother will rise again.

John 11:24 Martha said to Him, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that is believing in Me, though he were dead, he will be living:

John 11:26 and whoever is living and believing in Me will never in the New Covenant Age die. Do you believe this?

John 11:27 She said to Him, Yes, Lord: I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who would come into the world.

John 11:28 When she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, the Master has come, and calls for you.

John 11:29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and went to Him.

John 11:30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha had met Him.

John 11:31 The Jews then who were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up speedily and went out, followed her, and said, She goes to the grave to weep there.

John 11:32 Then when Mary had come where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, and said to him, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

John 11:33 Therefore when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, He groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

John 11:34 and said, where have you laid him? They said to Him, Lord, come and see.

John 11:35 Jesus wept.

John 11:36 Then said the Jews, behold how He loved him!

John 11:37 But some of them said, could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind, have stopped this man should from dying?

John 11:38 Therefore Jesus again groaned in Himself and came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay on it.

John 11:39 Jesus said, take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said to Him, Lord, by this time he stinks: for he has been dead four days.

John 11:40 Jesus said to her, said I not to you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God?

John 11:41 Then they removed the stone from the place where the dead was laid. and Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.

John 11:42 and I know that You hear Me always: but because of the people who stand by I said it, that they may believe that You have sent Me.

John 11:43 When He had so spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come out!

John 11:44 Then he that was dead came out, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, loose him, and let him go!

John 11:45 Then many of the Jews who came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed in Him.

John 11:46 But some of them went their way to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.

John 11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, what should we do? For this man does many miracles.

John 11:48 If we leave Him alone, all men will believe in Him: and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.

John 11:49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said to them, You know nothing at all,

John 11:50 Nor consider that it is necessary for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

John 11:51 This spoke He not of Himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for that nation;

John 11:52 and not for that nation only, but that also He should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

John 11:53 Then from that day onward they took counsel together in order to put Him to death.

John 11:54 Therefore Jesus walked no more publicly among the Jews; but went from there to a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with His disciples.

John 11:55 and the Jews’ Passover was close at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.

John 11:56 Then they sought for Jesus, and spoke among themselves, as they stood in the temple, what do you think, that He will not come to the feast?

John 11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where He was, he should report it, that they might take Him.