Meaning: assistance of God
He then left them and went out of the city [of Jerusalem] to Bethany [Note: This was a small village near Bethphage] and stayed there [i.e., probably at the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. See John 11:1].
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
"The rich man said, "Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
(It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
So, the sisters sent [someone] to Him, saying, "Look, Lord, the person you love [i.e., your dear friend, Lazarus] is sick."
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
Therefore [even] when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He still stayed two days longer in the same place where He was.
These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
Now Jesus had been talking about Lazarus' death, but the disciples thought He was referring to normal sleep.
Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
"Lazarus is dead; and for your sakes I am glad I was not there, in order that you may believe. But let us go to him."
So when Jesus arrived, He found that he [Lazarus] had already been in the tomb four days.
But some of them said, "This is the man who caused the blind man to see! Couldn't he have done something to keep Lazarus from dying?"
So, they removed the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, thank you for hearing me. [Note: Jesus had already prayed for and been assured of Lazarus' resurrection].
And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.