For, in fact, he was sick, near to death; but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.
The sisters, therefore, sent to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom Thou lovest is sick."
And it came to pass in those days that she, having become sick, died; and, having washed her, they laid her in an upper chamber.
And Peter, having arisen, went with them; whom, having come, they led up into the upper chamber; and there stood by him all the widows, weeping and showing coats and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.
A temptation has not taken you, except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able, but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
so that, on the contrary, ye ought rather to forgive and console him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.
because, for the work of Christ, he came near to death; imperiling his soul, that he might fill up your lack of ministry toward me.