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11:1 And there was a certain one ailing, Lazarus, from Bethany, of the village of Mary and Martha her sister --
11:2 and it was Mary who did anoint the Lord with ointment, and did wipe his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ailing --
11:3 therefore sent the sisters unto him, saying, `Sir, lo, he whom thou dost love is ailing;'
11:4 and Jesus having heard, said, `This ailment is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.'
11:5 And Jesus was loving Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus,
11:6 when, therefore, he heard that he is ailing, then indeed he remained in the place in which he was two days,
11:7 then after this, he saith to the disciples, `We may go to Judea again;'
11:8 the disciples say to him, `Rabbi, now were the Jews seeking to stone thee, and again thou dost go thither!'
11:9 Jesus answered, `Are there not twelve hours in the day? if any one may walk in the day, he doth not stumble, because the light of this world he doth see;
11:10 and if any one may walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him.'
11:11 These things he said, and after this he saith to them, `Lazarus our friend hath fallen asleep, but I go on that I may awake him;'
11:12 therefore said his disciples, `Sir, if he hath fallen asleep, he will be saved;'
11:13 but Jesus had spoken about his death, but they thought that about the repose of sleep he speaketh.
11:14 Then, therefore, Jesus said to them freely, `Lazarus hath died;
11:15 and I rejoice, for your sake, (that ye may believe,) that I was not there; but we may go to him;'
11:16 therefore said Thomas, who is called Didymus, to the fellow-disciples, `We may go -- we also, that we may die with him,'
11:17 Jesus, therefore, having come, found him having been four days already in the tomb.
11:18 And Bethany was nigh to Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off,
11:19 and many of the Jews had come unto Martha and Mary, that they might comfort them concerning their brother;
11:20 Martha, therefore, when she heard that Jesus doth come, met him, and Mary kept sitting in the house.
11:21 Martha, therefore, said unto Jesus, `Sir, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died;
11:22 but even now, I have known that whatever thou mayest ask of God, God will give to thee;'
11:23 Jesus saith to her, `Thy brother shall rise again.'
11:24 Martha saith to him, `I have known that he will rise again, in the rising again in the last day;'
11:25 Jesus said to her, `I am the rising again, and the life; he who is believing in me, even if he may die, shall live;
11:26 and every one who is living and believing in me shall not die -- to the age;
11:27 believest thou this?' she saith to him, `Yes, sir, I have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming to the world.'
11:28 And these things having said, she went away, and called Mary her sister privately, saying, `The Teacher is present, and doth call thee;'
11:29 she, when she heard, riseth up quickly, and doth come to him;
11:30 and Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was in the place where Martha met him;
11:31 the Jews, therefore, who were with her in the house, and were comforting her, having seen Mary that she rose up quickly and went forth, followed her, saying -- `She doth go away to the tomb, that she may weep there.'
11:32 Mary, therefore, when she came where Jesus was, having seen him, fell at his feet, saying to him, `Sir, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died;'
11:33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, did groan in the spirit, and troubled himself, and he said,
11:34 `Where have ye laid him?' they say to him, `Sir, come and see;'
11:35 Jesus wept.
11:36 The Jews, therefore, said, `Lo, how he was loving him!'
11:37 and certain of them said, `Was not this one, who did open the eyes of the blind man, able to cause that also this one might not have died?'
11:38 Jesus, therefore, again groaning in himself, cometh to the tomb, and it was a cave, and a stone was lying upon it,
11:39 Jesus saith, `Take ye away the stone;' the sister of him who hath died -- Martha -- saith to him, `Sir, already he stinketh, for he is four days dead;'
11:40 Jesus saith to her, `Said I not to thee, that if thou mayest believe, thou shalt see the glory of God?'
11:41 They took away, therefore, the stone where the dead was laid, and Jesus lifted his eyes upwards, and said, `Father, I thank Thee, that Thou didst hear me;
11:42 and I knew that Thou always dost hear me, but, because of the multitude that is standing by, I said `it', that they may believe that Thou didst send me.'
11:43 And these things saying, with a loud voice he cried out, `Lazarus, come forth;'
11:44 and he who died came forth, being bound feet and hands with grave-clothes, and his visage with a napkin was bound about; Jesus saith to them, `Loose him, and suffer to go.'
11:45 Many, therefore, of the Jews who came unto Mary, and beheld what Jesus did, believed in him;
11:46 but certain of them went away unto the Pharisees, and told them what Jesus did;
11:47 the chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered together a sanhedrim, and said, `What may we do? because this man doth many signs?
11:48 if we may let him alone thus, all will believe in him; and the Romans will come, and will take away both our place and nation.'
11:49 and a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being chief priest of that year, said to them, `Ye have not known anything,
11:50 nor reason that it is good for us that one man may die for the people, and not the whole nation perish.'
11:51 And this he said not of himself, but being chief priest of that year, he did prophesy that Jesus was about to die for the nation,
11:52 and not for the nation only, but that also the children of God, who have been scattered abroad, he may gather together into one.
11:53 From that day, therefore, they took counsel together that they may kill him;
11:54 Jesus, therefore, was no more freely walking among the Jews, but went away thence to the region nigh the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there he tarried with his disciples.
11:55 And the passover of the Jews was nigh, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, that they might purify themselves;
11:56 they were seeking, therefore, Jesus, and said one with another, standing in the temple, `What doth appear to you -- that he may not come to the feast?'
11:57 and both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if any one may know where he is, he may shew `it', so that they may seize him.
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