Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.
Now it came about after these things that Joseph was told, “Behold, your father is sick.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him.
In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’”
As they *approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He *sent two of His disciples,
Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores,
So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.”
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
This He said, and after that He *said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep.”
Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
The large crowd of the Jews then learned that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead.
So the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.
And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.