Coverdale Bible

John 11

Christ raiseth Lazarus, four days buried.

John 11:1 There laye one sicke, named Lazarus of Bethania, in ye towne of Mary & hir sister Martha. John 11:2 It was yt Mary which anoynted ye LORDE wt oyntment, & dryed his fete wt hir heer, whose brother Lazarus laye sicke.) John 11:3 The sent his sisters vnto hi, & sayde: LORDE, beholde, he who thou louest lyeth sicke. John 11:4 Wha Iesus herde that, he sayde: This sicknesse is not vnto death, but for the prayse of God, yt the sonne of God maye be praysed there thorow. John 11:5 Iesus loued Martha & hir sister, & Lazarus. John 11:6 Now wha he herde that he was sicke, he abode two dayes in ye place where he was. John 11:7 Afterwarde sayde he vnto his disciples: Let vs go agayne i to Iewry. John 11:8 His disciples sayde vnto him: Master, lately wolde the Iewes haue stoned the, & wilt thou go thither agayne: John 11:9 Iesus answered: Are there not twolue houres in ye daye? He yt walketh in the daye, stombleth not, for he seyeth ye light of this worlde. John 11:10 But he that walketh in the night, stobleth: for there is no light in him. John 11:11 This he spake, & after warde sayde he vnto the: Lazarus or frende slepeth, but I go to wake him out of slepe. John 11:12 The sayde his disciples: LORDE, yf he slepe, he shal do well ynough John 11:13 (Howbeyt Iesus spake of his death but they thought yt he had spoke of ye bodely slepe.) John 11:14 The sayde Iesus vnto the planely: Lazarus is deed, John 11:15 & I am glad for yor sakes, yt I was not there, that ye maye beleue. Neuertheles let vs go vnto hi. John 11:16 The sayde Thomas (which is called Didimus) vnto ye disciples: Let vs go also, yt we maye dye wt hi. John 11:17 The came Iesus, & founde yt he had lyen in ye graue foure dayes allready. John 11:18 Bethanye was nye vnto Ierusale, aboute fiftene furloges. John 11:19 And many of the Iewes were come to Martha & Mary, to coforte the ouer their brother. John 11:20 Now wha Martha herde yt Iesus came, she wete to mete him. But Mary satt styl at home. John 11:21 The sayde Martha vnto Iesus: LORDE, yf thou haddest bene here, my brother had not bene deed. John 11:22 But neuertheles I knowe also, what soeuer thou axest of God, that God wyl geue it the. John 11:23 Iesus sayde vnto her: Thy brother shal ryse agayne. John 11:24 Martha sayde vnto hi: I knowe, yt he shal ryse agayne in the resurreccion at ye last daye. John 11:25 Iesus saide vnto her: I am the resurreccion & the life He yt beleueth on me, shal lyue, though he were deed allready: John 11:26 & whosoeuer lyueth and beleueth on me, shal neuer dye. Beleuest thou this? John 11:27 She saide vnto him: Yee LORDE, I beleue, that thou art Christ the sonne of God, which shulde come into the worlde. John 11:28 And wha she had sayde this, she wete hir waye, & called Mary hir sister secretly, & saide: The maister is come, & calleth for the. John 11:29 She whan she herde that, rose vp quyckly, and came vnto him: John 11:30 For Iesus was not yet come in to ye towne, but was yet in the place, where Martha met him. John 11:31 The Iewes that were wt her in the house and comforted her, whan they sawe Mary, that she rose vp haistely, & wente out, they folowed her, & saide: She goeth to the graue, to wepe there. John 11:32 Now wha Mary came where Iesus was & sawe him, she fell downe at his fete, & sayde vnto hi: LORDE, yf thou haddest bene here, my brother had not bene deed. John 11:33 Wha Iesus sawe her wepe, & the Iewes wepinge also yt came wt her, he groned in the sprete, & was sory wt in himself, John 11:34 & sayde: Where haue ye layed him? They sayde: LORDE come, & se it. John 11:35 And Iesus wepte. John 11:36 Then sayde ye Iewes: Beholde how he loued him. John 11:37 But some of the saide: Coulde no the which opened the eyes of ye blynde, haue made also, that this ma shulde not haue dyed? John 11:38 But Iesus groned agayne in himself, and came to the graue. It was a caue, and a stone layed on it. John 11:39 Iesus saide: Take awaye ye stone. Martha the sister of him yt was deed, saide vnto hi: LORDE, he stynketh allready, for he hath bene deed foure dayes. John 11:40 Iesus sayde vnto her: Sayde I not vnto the, that yf thou dyddest beleue, thou shuldest se the glory of God? John 11:41 Then toke they awaye the stone, where the deed laye. Iesus lift vp his eyes, and sayde: Father, I thake ye, that thou hast herde me. John 11:42 Howbeit I knowe, that thou hearest me allwaye: but because of ye people that stonde by, I sayde it, that they maye beleue, that thou hast sent me. John 11:43 Whan he had sayde this, he cryed loude: Lazarus come forth. John 11:44 And ye deed came forth bounde hande & fote wt graue clothes, & his face bounde wt a napkyn. Iesus sayde vnto the: Lowse him, & let him go.

Many Jews believe.

John 11:45 Many now of ye Iewes which mere come vnto Mary, and sawe what Iesus dyd, beleued on him. John 11:46 But some of the wente their waye vnto the pharises, and tolde the what Iesus had done.

The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against Christ.

John 11:47 Then the hye prestes, and the pharises gathered a councell, and sayde: What do we? This man doth many tokens. John 11:48 Yf we let him go thus, all me wyl beleue in him: the shal the Romaynes come, and take awaye oure londe and people.

Caiaphas prophesieth.

John 11:49 But one of them, named Caiphas, which was hye prest that same yeare, sayde vnto them: Ye knowe nothinge nether considre ye eny thinge at all. John 11:50 It is better for us that one ma dye for the people, then that all the people shulde perishe. John 11:51 This spake he not of himself, but for so moch as he was hye prest of the same yeare, he prophecied. For Iesus was for to dye for the people, John 11:52 and not for the people onely, but that he shulde gather together the children of God, which were scatered abrode: John 11:53 From that daye forth they toke coucell, how they might put him to death.

Jesus hid himself.

John 11:54 Iesus walked nomore openly amonge the Iewes, but wente from thence in to a countre by the wyldernesse, to a cite called Ephraim, & there had he his beynge with his disciples.

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

John 11:55 The Iewes Easter was nye at hande. And there wente vp many to Ierusale out of that countre before ye Easter, to purifye them selues. John 11:56 Then stode they vp, and axed after Iesus, and spake amonge them selues in the temple: What thynke ye, that he cometh not to ye feast? John 11:57 The hye prestes & pharises had geuen a commaundement, that yf eny man knewe where he were, he shulde shewe it, that they might take him.

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