1 And a certain one was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and Martha her sister. 2 And Mary was the one anointing the Lord with myrrh, and wiping His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 3 Then the sisters sent to Him, saying, Lord, behold the one whom thou lovest is sick.
4 And Jesus hearing said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it. 5 Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus, with Divine love. 6 Therefore when He heard that he was sick, He then remained two days in the place in which He was. 7 Then after this He says to the disciples, Let us go again unto Judea.
8 The disciples said to Him, Master, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; dost thou go hither again?
9 Jesus responded, Are there not twelve hours of the day? If any one may walk in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world: 10 if any one may walk in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him. 11 He spoke these things: and after this He says to them, Our friend Lazarus is asleep; and I go that I may awaken him.
12 Then the disciples said to Him, Lord, if he is asleep, he will be saved.
13 But Jesus spoke concerning his death: and they thought that He spoke concerning the rest of sleep. 14 Then however Jesus spoke to them openly, Lazarus is dead, 15 and I rejoice on account of you that I was not there, in order that you may believe; but let us go to him.
16 Then Thomas, called Didymus, said to his fellow-disciples; Let us go too, that we may die with Him.
17 Then Jesus having come, found him having four days in the sepulcher. 18 But Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs. 19 And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, that they might comfort them concerning their brother. 20 Then Martha, when she heard that Jesus comes, went to meet Him: and Mary sat in the house.
21 Then Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 And now I know that, whatsoever things you may ask of God, God will give to you.
23 Jesus says to her, Thy brother will rise again.
24 Martha says to Him, I know he will rise again in the resurrection in the last day.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life; the one believing on me, though he may die, shall live: and 26 every one living and believing on me can never die: do you believe this?
27 She says to Him, Yes, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, come into the world.
28 And having said this, she departed, and called her sister Mary, speaking secretly, The Teacher is present, and calls you.
29 She, when she heard, arises quickly, and comes to Him: 30 Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was yet in the place where Martha met Him. 31 Then the Jews being with her in the house, and comforting her, seeing Mary, that she arose up quickly and went out, followed her, thinking that she goes to the tomb in order that she may weep there.
32 Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was, seeing Him, fell at His feet, saying to Him, Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
33 Then when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews, having come with her, weeping, He groaned in spirit, and troubled Himself, 34 and said, Where have you laid him? They say to Him, Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus wept.
36 Then the Jews were saying, Behold, how He loved him as a friend! 37 And some of them said, Was not this One, having opened the eyes of the blind, able to bring it to pass, that he indeed should not die?
38 Then Jesus again groaning in Himself comes to the tomb; and it was a cave, and a stone was laid upon it. 39 Jesus says; Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of the dead, says to Him; Lord, already he smelleth: for he is dead four days.
40 Jesus says to her; Did I not tell thee, that, if thou canst believe, thou shalt see the glory of God?
41 Then they took away the stone; and Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee, because Thou hast heard Me. 42 I know that Thou dost always hear Me; but on account of the multitude standing around I spoke, in order that they might believe that Thou didst send Me. 43 And speaking these things, He cried out with a great voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And the dead came out, bound as to his feet and hands with graveclothes; and his face bound round with a napkin. Jesus says to them, Loose him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews, having come to Mary and seeing the things which He did, believed on Him: 46 but certain ones of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them the things which Jesus did.
47 Then the chief priests and Pharisees assembled the Sanhedrin, and continued to say, What are we doing? because this man is doing many miracles. 48 If we thus let Him alone, all will believe on Him: and the Romans will come and take away our place and nation.
49 But one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, 50 You know nothing, you do not consider that it is profitable to you, that one man may die for the people, and the whole nation perish not. 51 And he spoke this not of himself, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation. 52 And not only for the nation, but that He may gather into one the children of God dispersed abroad. 53 Then from that day they passed the verdict, that they would kill Him. 54 Therefore Jesus walked no more publicly among the Jews, but went away thence into the country near the desert, into a city called Ephraim; and there tarried with His disciples.
55 And the passover of the Jews was nigh, and many came up out of the country into Jerusalem before the passover, in order that they might purify themselves. 56 Then they were seeking Jesus, and standing in the temple, they were saying one with another, What seems to you; that He may not come to the feast? 57 And both the high priests and Pharisees had given commandment, if any one should know where He is, he should communicate it, in order that they might arrest Him.