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John 11 1 A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha.
John 11 2 This is the Mary who poured the expensive perfume on the Lord's feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick.
John 11 3 So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, "Lord, the one you love is very sick."
John 11 4 But when Jesus heard about it he said, "Lazarus's sickness will not end in death. No, it is for the glory of God. I, the Son of God, will receive glory from this."
John 11 5 Although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus,
John 11 6 he stayed where he was for the next two days and did not go to them.
John 11 7 Finally after two days, he said to his disciples, "Let's go to Judea again."
John 11 8 But his disciples objected. "Teacher," they said, "only a few days ago the Jewish leaders in Judea were trying to kill you. Are you going there again?"
John 11 9 Jesus replied, "There are twelve hours of daylight every day. As long as it is light, people can walk safely. They can see because they have the light of this world.
John 11 10 Only at night is there danger of stumbling because there is no light."
John 11 11 Then he said, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up."
John 11 12 The disciples said, "Lord, if he is sleeping, that means he is getting better!"
John 11 13 They thought Jesus meant Lazarus was having a good night's rest, but Jesus meant Lazarus had died.
John 11 14 Then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead.
John 11 15 And for your sake, I am glad I wasn't there, because this will give you another opportunity to believe in me. Come, let's go see him."
John 11 16 Thomas, nicknamed the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let's go, too--and die with Jesus."
John 11 17 When Jesus arrived at Bethany, he was told that Lazarus had already been in his grave for four days.
John 11 18 Bethany was only a few miles down the road from Jerusalem,
John 11 19 and many of the people had come to pay their respects and console Martha and Mary on their loss.
John 11 20 When Martha got word that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him. But Mary stayed at home.
John 11 21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
John 11 22 But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask."
John 11 23 Jesus told her, "Your brother will rise again."
John 11 24 "Yes," Martha said, "when everyone else rises, on resurrection day."
John 11 25 Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again.
John 11 26 They are given eternal life for believing in me and will never perish. Do you believe this, Martha?"
John 11 27 "Yes, Lord," she told him. "I have always believed you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who has come into the world from God."
John 11 28 Then she left him and returned to Mary. She called Mary aside from the mourners and told her, "The Teacher is here and wants to see you."
John 11 29 So Mary immediately went to him.
John 11 30 Now Jesus had stayed outside the village, at the place where Martha met him.
John 11 31 When the people who were at the house trying to console Mary saw her leave so hastily, they assumed she was going to Lazarus's grave to weep. So they followed her there.
John 11 32 When Mary arrived and saw Jesus, she fell down at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
John 11 33 When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, he was moved with indignation and was deeply troubled.
John 11 34 "Where have you put him?" he asked them. They told him, "Lord, come and see."
John 11 35 Then Jesus wept.
John 11 36 The people who were standing nearby said, "See how much he loved him."
John 11 37 But some said, "This man healed a blind man. Why couldn't he keep Lazarus from dying?"
John 11 38 And again Jesus was deeply troubled. Then they came to the grave. It was a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance.
John 11 39 "Roll the stone aside," Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man's sister, said, "Lord, by now the smell will be terrible because he has been dead for four days."
John 11 40 Jesus responded, "Didn't I tell you that you will see God's glory if you believe?"
John 11 41 So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, "Father, thank you for hearing me.
John 11 42 You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so they will believe you sent me."
John 11 43 Then Jesus shouted, "Lazarus, come out!"
John 11 44 And Lazarus came out, bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, "Unwrap him and let him go!"
John 11 45 Many of the people who were with Mary believed in Jesus when they saw this happen.
John 11 46 But some went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
John 11 47 Then the leading priests and Pharisees called the high council together to discuss the situation. "What are we going to do?" they asked each other. "This man certainly performs many miraculous signs.
John 11 48 If we leave him alone, the whole nation will follow him, and then the Roman army will come and destroy both our Temple and our nation."
John 11 49 And one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, "How can you be so stupid?
John 11 50 Why should the whole nation be destroyed? Let this one man die for the people."
John 11 51 This prophecy that Jesus should die for the entire nation came from Caiaphas in his position as high priest. He didn't think of it himself; he was inspired to say it.
John 11 52 It was a prediction that Jesus' death would be not for Israel only, but for the gathering together of all the children of God scattered around the world.
John 11 53 So from that time on the Jewish leaders began to plot Jesus' death.
John 11 54 As a result, Jesus stopped his public ministry among the people and left Jerusalem. He went to a place near the wilderness, to the village of Ephraim, and stayed there with his disciples.
John 11 55 It was now almost time for the celebration of Passover, and many people from the country arrived in Jerusalem several days early so they could go through the cleansing ceremony before the Passover began.
John 11 56 They wanted to see Jesus, and as they talked in the Temple, they asked each other, "What do you think? Will he come for the Passover?"
John 11 57 Meanwhile, the leading priests and Pharisees had publicly announced that anyone seeing Jesus must report him immediately so they could arrest him.