1 Now there was a certain person sick, to wit, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and Martha her sister. 2 (And it was Mary, that anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 His sisters therefore sent to Him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
4 But when Jesus heard it, He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified thereby. 5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6 Therefore when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed indeed two days in the place where He was: 7 and after that He saith to his disciples, Let us go again into Judea.
8 The disciples say unto Him, Master, the Jews very lately attempted to stone thee, and art thou going thither again?
9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? if any man walk in the day, he doth not stumble; for he seeth the light of this world: 10 but if any one walk in the night, he stumbleth; because he hath no light. 11 Having thus answered them, He afterwards saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus is asleep; but I am going to awake him.
12 Therefore his disciples said, Lord, if he sleep, he will do well.
13 But Jesus spake of his death; though they thought that He was speaking of the refreshment of sleep. 14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, Lazarus is dead: 15 and I am glad for your sakes, I was not there, that ye may believe: but let us go to him.
16 Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
17 And when Jesus came, He found that he had been four days in the grave. 18 Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, being but about fifteen furlongs from it: 19 and many of the Jews were come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 20 Therefore Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him: but Mary was sitting in the house.
21 And Martha said unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know that even now whatsoever thou shalt ask of God, God will grant it thee.
23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha saith unto Him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus then told her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth on me, though he were dead, shall live again. 26 And every one that is alive, and believeth in me, shall never die.
27 Dost thou believe this? She saith unto Him, Yes, Lord, I believe that thou art the Messiah, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.
28 And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister, telling her privately, The Master is coming and calleth for thee.
29 As soon as she heard it, she gets up with all speed and comes to Him. 30 For Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha met Him. 31 The Jews therefore that were with her in the house to comfort her, seeing Mary that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She is going to the grave to weep there.
32 Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw Him, fell down at his feet, saying unto Him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
33 Jesus therefore, when He saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping, that came with her, groaned in spirit and was troubled. 34 And He said, Where have ye laid him?
35 They say unto Him, Lord, come and see: and Jesus wept.
36 The Jews therefore said, Behold, how he loved him! 37 but some of them said, Could not He, who opened the eyes of the blind, have caused also that this man should not have died?
38 Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, cometh to the sepulchre: which was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 39 Jesus saith, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of the deceased, saith unto Him, Lord, by this time he is offensive; for it is the fourth day.
40 Jesus saith unto her, Did I not tell thee, that if thou believest, thou shalt see the glory of God?
41 So they took away the stone from the place where the corpse was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, Father, I thank Thee, that Thou hast heard me. 42 I knew indeed that Thou always hearest me: but because of the people standing by I say this, that they may believe that Thou hast sent me. 43 And when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that had been dead came forth, having his feet and hands rolled up in grave-cloths: and his face bound about with a napkin. Then Jesus bid them, Loosen him and let him go.
45 Therefore many of the Jews, that came to Mary and saw what Jesus did, believed on Him. 46 But some of them went to the pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
47 Therefore the chief priests and the pharisees held a council and said, What are we doing? for this man worketh many miracles. 48 If we suffer Him to go on thus, all the people will believe on Him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our place and nation.
49 But Caiaphas who was one of them, being high-priest that year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all; 50 nor do ye consider, that it is better for us that one man should die for the people, than that the whole nation should perish. 51 This however he spake not of himself, but being high-priest at that time he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation: 52 and not for the Jewish nation only, but that he might also gather together the children of God that are dispersed. 53 From that day therefore they consulted together to put Him to death. 54 Wherefore Jesus appeared no longer publicly among the Jews; but went away from thence into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.
55 Now the passover of the Jews was near; and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country, before the passover, to purify themselves. 56 So they sought for Jesus, and said to one another in the temple, What think ye? that He will not come to the feast? 57 Now both the chief priests and the pharisees had given order, that if any one knew where He was, he should inform them, that they might take Him.