Christ raiseth Lazarus, four days buried.
John 11:1 Now there was a certain man sick, named Lazarus, of Bethania, of the town of Mary and of Martha her sister. John 11:2 (And Mary was she that anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair: whose brother Lazarus was sick.) John 11:3 His sisters therefore sent to him, saying: Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. John 11:4 And Jesus hearing it, said to them: This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God: that the Son of God may be glorified by it. John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister Mary and Lazarus. John 11:6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he still remained in the same place two days. John 11:7 Then after that, he said to his disciples: Let us go into Judea again. John 11:8 The disciples say to him: Rabbi, the Jews but now sought to stone thee. And goest thou thither again? John 11:9 Jesus answered: Are there not twelve hours of the day? If a man walk in the day he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world: John 11:10 But if he walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him. John 11:11 These things he said; and after that he said to them: Lazarus our friend sleepeth: but I go that I may awake him out of sleep. John 11:12 His disciples therefore said: Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. John 11:13 But Jesus spoke of his death: and they thought that he spoke of the repose of sleep. John 11:14 Then therefore Jesus said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead. John 11:15 And I am glad, for your sakes; that I was not there, that you may believe. But, let us go to him. John 11:16 Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples: Let us also go, that we may die with him. John 11:17 Jesus therefore came: and found that he had been four days already in the grave. John 11:18 (Now Bethania was near Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off.) John 11:19 And many of the Jews were come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. John 11:20 Martha therefore, as soon as she heard that Jesus was come, went to meet him: but Mary sat at home. John 11:21 Martha therefore said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. John 11:22 But now also I know that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. John 11:23 Jesus saith to her: Thy brother shall rise again. John 11:24 Martha saith to him: I know that he shall rise again, in the resurrection at the last day. John 11:25 Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live: John 11:26 And every one that liveth and believeth in me shall not die for ever. Believest thou this? John 11:27 She saith to him: Yea, Lord, I have believed that thou art Christ, the Son of the living God, who art come into this world. John 11:28 And when she had said these things, she went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying: The master is come and calleth for thee. John 11:29 She, as soon as she heard this, riseth quickly and cometh to him. John 11:30 For Jesus was not yet come into the town: but he was still in that place where Martha had met him. John 11:31 The Jews therefore, who were with her in the house and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up speedily and went out, followed her, saying: She goeth to the grave to weep there. John 11:32 When Mary therefore was come where Jesus was, seeing him, she fell down at his feet and saith to him. Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. John 11:33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping, and the Jews that were come with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and troubled himself, John 11:34 And said: Where have you laid him? They say to him: Lord, come and see. John 11:35 And Jesus wept. John 11:36 The Jews therefore said: Behold how he loved him. John 11:37 But some of them said: Could not he that opened the eyes of the man born blind have caused that this man should not die? John 11:38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh to the sepulchre. Now it was a cave; and a stone was laid over it. John 11:39 Jesus saith: Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith to him: Lord, by this time he stinketh, for he is now of four days. John 11:40 Jesus saith to her: Did not I say to thee that if thou believe, thou shalt see the glory of God? John 11:41 They took therefore the stone away. And Jesus lifting up his eyes, said: Father, I give thee thanks that thou hast heard me. John 11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people who stand about have I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. John 11:43 When he had said these things, he cried with a loud voice: Lazarus, come forth. John 11:44 And presently he that had been dead came forth, bound feet and hands with winding bands. And his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said to them: Loose him and let him go.
Many Jews believe.
John 11:45 Many therefore of the Jews, who were come to Mary and Martha and had seen the things that Jesus did, believed in him. John 11:46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things that Jesus had done.
The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against Christ.
John 11:47 The chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees gathered a council and said: What do we, for this man doth many miracles? John 11:48 If we let him alone so, all will believe in him; and the Romans will come, and take away our place and nation.
John 11:49 But one of them, named Caiphas, being the high priest that year, said to them: You know nothing. John 11:50 Neither do you consider that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people and that the whole nation perish not. John 11:51 And this he spoke not of himself: but being the high priest of that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation. John 11:52 And not only for the nation, but to gather together in one the children of God that were dispersed. John 11:53 From that day therefore they devised to put him to death.
Jesus hid himself.
John 11:54 Wherefore Jesus walked no more openly among the Jews: but he went into a country near the desert, unto a city that is called Ephrem. And there he abode with his disciples.
At the Passover they enquire after him, and lay wait for him.
John 11:55 And the pasch of the Jews was at hand: and many from the country went up to Jerusalem, before the pasch, to purify themselves. John 11:56 They sought therefore for Jesus; and they discoursed one with another, standing in the temple: What think you that he is not come to the festival day? John 11:57 And the chief priests and Pharisees had given a commandment that, if any man knew where he was, he should tell, that they might apprehend him.