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John 11

Christ raiseth Lazarus, four days buried.

John 11:1 A certayne man was sicke, named Lazarus of Bethanie, the towne of Marie and her sister Martha. John 11:2 (It was that Marie which anoynted ye Lorde with oyntment, and wyped his feete with her heere, whose brother Lazarus was sicke.) John 11:3 Therfore, his sisters sent vnto hym, saying: Lorde, beholde, he whom thou louest is sicke. John 11:4 When Iesus hearde that, he sayde, this infirmitie is not vnto death: but for the glory of God, that the sonne of God, myght be glorified therby. John 11:5 Iesus loued Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. John 11:6 When he had hearde therfore that he was sicke, he abode two dayes styll in the same place where he was. John 11:7 Then after that, sayde he to his disciples: Let vs go into Iurie agayne. John 11:8 His disciples sayde vnto hym: Maister, the Iewes lately sought to stone thee, and wylt thou go thither agayne? John 11:9 Iesus aunswered: Are there not twelue houres of the day? If any man walke in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the lyght of this worlde. John 11:10 But yf a man walke in the nyght, he stumbleth, because there is no lyght in hym. John 11:11 These thynges sayde he, and after that, he sayde vnto them: Our friende Lazarus slepeth, but I go to wake hym out of slepe. John 11:12 Then sayde his disciples: Lorde, yf he slepe, he shall do well inough. John 11:13 Howbeit, Iesus spake of his death, but they thought that he had spoken of the naturall slepe. John 11:14 Then sayde Iesus vnto the playnely, Lazarus is dead: John 11:15 And I am glad for your sakes, that I was not there, because ye may beleue. Neuerthelesse, let vs go vnto hym. John 11:16 Then sayde Thomas, which is called Didimus, vnto his felowe disciples: let vs also go, that we may dye with hym. John 11:17 Then went Iesus, and founde that he had lyen in his graue, foure dayes alredy. John 11:18 (Bethanie was nye vnto Hierusalem, about fifteene furlonges of.) John 11:19 And many of the Iewes came to Martha and Marie to comfort them ouer their brother. John 11:20 Martha assoone as she hearde that Iesus was commyng, went and met hym: but Marie sate styll in the house. John 11:21 Then sayde Martha vnto Iesus: Lorde, yf thou haddest ben here, my brother had not dyed: John 11:22 Neuerthelesse, nowe I knowe that whatsoeuer thou askest of God, God wyll geue it thee. John 11:23 Iesus sayth vnto her: Thy brother shall ryse agayne. John 11:24 Martha sayth vnto hym: I knowe that he shall ryse agayne in the resurrection at the last day. John 11:25 Iesus sayth vnto her, I am the resurrection, and the lyfe: He that beleueth on me, yea, though he were dead, yet shall he lyue. John 11:26 And whosoeuer lyueth, and beleueth on me, shall neuer dye. Beleuest thou this? John 11:27 She sayde vnto hym: Yea Lorde, I beleue that thou art Christe the sonne of God, which shoulde come into the worlde. John 11:28 And assoone as she had so sayde, she went her way, and called Marie her sister secretely, saying: The Maister is come, and calleth for thee. John 11:29 Assoone as she hearde that, she arose quickly, and came vnto hym. John 11:30 Iesus was not yet come into the towne: but was in that place where Martha met hym. John 11:31 The Iewes then which were with her in the house & comforted her, when they sawe Marie that she rose vp hastelye, and went out, folowed her, saying: She goeth vnto the graue, to weepe there. John 11:32 Then when Marie was come where Iesus was, and sawe hym, she fell downe at his feete, and sayth vnto him: Lorde, yf thou haddest ben here, my brother had not ben dead. John 11:33 Whe Iesus therfore sawe her weepe, and the Iewes also weepyng which came with her, he groned in the spirite, and was troubled in hym selfe. John 11:34 And sayde: Where haue ye layde him? They sayde vnto hym: Lorde, come, and see. John 11:35 And Iesus wept. John 11:36 Then sayde the Iewes: Beholde howe he loued hym. John 11:37 And some of them sayde: Coulde not he which opened the eyes of the blinde, haue made also, that this man shoulde not haue dyed? John 11:38 Iesus therfore agayne groned in him selfe, and came to the graue. It was a caue, and a stone layde on it. John 11:39 Iesus sayde: Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of hym that was dead, sayde vnto hym, Lorde, by this tyme he stinketh: For he hath ben dead foure dayes. John 11:40 Iesus sayde vnto her: Sayde I not vnto thee, that yf thou dyddest beleue, thou shouldest see the glory of God? John 11:41 Then they toke away the stone from the place where the dead was layde. And Iesus lyft vp his eyes, and sayde: Father, I thanke thee that thou hast hearde me. John 11:42 Howbeit, I knowe, that thou hearest me alwayes: but because of the people which stande by, I sayde it, that they maye beleue that thou hast sent me. John 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cryed with a loude voyce: Lazarus, come foorth. John 11:44 And he that was dead, came foorth, bounde hande and foote, with graue clothes, and his face was bounde with a napkyn. Iesus sayde vnto them: loose hym, and let hym go.

Many Jews believe.

John 11:45 Then many of the Iewes which came to Marie, and had seene ye thynges which Iesus dyd, beleued on hym. John 11:46 But some of them went their wayes to the pharisees, and tolde them what Iesus had done.

The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against Christ.

John 11:47 Then gathered the hye priestes and the pharisees a councell, and sayde: What do we? For this man doth many miracles. John 11:48 If we let hym scape thus, all men wyll beleue on him, and the Romaynes shall come, and take away both our rowme and the people.

Caiaphas prophesieth.

John 11:49 And one of them named Caiaphas, beyng the hye priest that same yere, sayde vnto them: Ye perceaue nothyng at all, John 11:50 Nor consider, that it is expedient for vs, that one man dye for the people, and not that all the people perishe. John 11:51 This spake he, not of hym selfe, but beyng hye priest that same yere, he prophesied that Iesus shoulde dye for the people, John 11:52 And not for the people only: but that he shoulde gather together in one, the chyldren of God, that were scattered abrode. John 11:53 Then from that day foorth, they toke councell together, for to put hym to death.

Jesus hid himself.

John 11:54 Iesus therfore walked no more openlye among the Iewes: but went his way thence, vnto a countrey nye to a wildernesse, into a citie which is called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.

At the Passover they enquire after him, and lay wait for him.

John 11:55 And the Iewes Easter was nye at hande, and many went out of the countrey vp to Hierusale before the Easter, to purifie them selues. John 11:56 Then sought they for Iesus, & spake among them selues, as they stoode in the temple: What thynke ye, seeyng he commeth not to the feast day? John 11:57 The hye priestes and pharisees had geuen a commaundement, that yf any man knewe where he were, he shoulde shewe it, that they myght take hym.

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