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John 11

Christ raiseth Lazarus, four days buried.

John 11:1 And a certaine man was sicke, named Lazarus of Bethania, the towne of Marie, and her sister Martha. John 11:2 (And it was that Mary which anointed the Lord with oyntment, and wiped his feete with her heare, whose brother Lazarus was sicke.) John 11:3 Therefore his sisters sent vnto him, saying, Lord, beholde, he whome thou louest, is sicke. John 11:4 When Iesus heard it, he saide, This sickenes is not vnto death, but for the glorie of God, that the Sonne of God might be glorified thereby. John 11:5 Nowe Iesus loued Martha and her sister, and Lazarus. John 11:6 And after he had heard that he was sicke, yet abode hee two dayes still in the same place where he was. John 11:7 Then after that, said he to his disciples, Let vs goe into Iudea againe. John 11:8 The disciples saide vnto him, Master, the Iewes lately sought to stone thee, and doest thou goe thither againe? John 11:9 Iesus answered, Are there not twelue houres in the day? If a man walke in the day, hee stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. John 11:10 But if a man walke in the night, hee stumbleth, because there is no light in him. John 11:11 These things spake he, and after, he said vnto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth: but I goe to wake him vp. John 11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleepe, he shalbe safe. John 11:13 Howbeit, Iesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of the naturall sleepe. John 11:14 Then saide Iesus vnto them plainely, Lazarus is dead. John 11:15 And I am glad for your sakes, that I was not there, that ye may beleeue: but let vs go vnto him. John 11:16 Then saide Thomas (which is called Didymus) vnto his felow disciples, Let vs also goe, that we may die with him. John 11:17 Then came Iesus, and found that he had lien in the graue foure dayes alreadie. John 11:18 (Nowe Bethania was neere vnto Hierusalem, about fifteene furlongs off.) John 11:19 And many of ye Iewes were come to Martha and Marie to comfort them for their brother. John 11:20 Then Martha, when shee heard that Iesus was comming, went to meete him: but Mary sate still in the house. John 11:21 Then said Martha vnto Iesus, Lord, if thou hadst bene here, my brother had not bene dead. John 11:22 But now I know also, that whatsoeuer thou askest of God, God will giue it thee. John 11:23 Iesus said vnto her, Thy brother shall rise againe. John 11:24 Martha said vnto him, I know that he shall rise againe in the resurrection at the last day. John 11:25 Iesus saide vnto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that beleeueth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he liue. John 11:26 And whosoeuer liueth, and beleeueth in me, shall neuer die: Beleeuest thou this? John 11:27 She said vnto him, Yea, Lord, I beleeue that thou art that Christ that Sonne of God, which should come into the world. John 11:28 And when she had so saide, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee. John 11:29 And when she heard it, shee arose quickly, and came vnto him. John 11:30 For Iesus was not yet come into the towne, but was in the place where Martha met him. John 11:31 The Iewes then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they sawe Marie, that she rose vp hastily, & went out, folowed her, saying, She goeth vnto the graue, to weepe there. John 11:32 Then when Mary was come where Iesus was, and sawe him, she fell downe at his feete, saying vnto him, Lord, if thou haddest bene here, my brother had not bene dead. John 11:33 When Iesus therefore saw her weepe, and the Iewes also weepe which came with her, hee groned in the spirit, and was troubled in himselfe, John 11:34 And saide, Where haue ye layde him? They said vnto him, Lord, come and see. John 11:35 And Iesus wept. John 11:36 Then saide the Iewes, Beholde, how he loued him. John 11:37 And some of them saide, Coulde not he, which opened the eyes of the blinde, haue made also, that this man should not haue died? John 11:38 Iesus therefore againe groned in himselfe, and came to the graue; it was a caue, and a stone was layde vpon it. John 11:39 Iesus saide, Take ye away the stone. Martha the sister of him that was dead, said vnto him, Lorde, he stinketh alreadie: for he hath bene dead foure dayes. John 11:40 Iesus saide vnto her, Saide I not vnto thee, that if thou diddest beleeue, thou shouldest see the glorie of God? John 11:41 Then they tooke away the stone from the place where the dead was layde; Iesus lift vp his eyes, and saide, Father, I thanke thee, because thou hast heard me. John 11:42 I knowe that thou hearest me alwayes, but because of the people that stand by, I said it, that they may beleeue, that thou hast sent me. John 11:43 As hee had spoken these things, hee cried with a loude voyce, Lazarus, come foorth. John 11:44 Then he that was dead, came forth, bound hande and foote with bandes, and his face was bound with a napkin. Iesus said vnto them, Loose him, and let him goe.

Many Jews believe.

John 11:45 Then many of the Iewes, which came to Mary, and had seene the thinges, which Iesus did, beleeued in him. John 11:46 But some of them went their way to the Pharises, & told them what things Iesus had done.

The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against Christ.

John 11:47 Then gathered the hie Priests, & the Pharises a councill, and said, What shall we doe? For this man doeth many miracles. John 11:48 If we let him thus alone, all men will beleeue in him, and the Romanes will come and take away both our place, and the nation.

Caiaphas prophesieth.

John 11:49 Then one of them named Caiaphas, which was the hie Priest that same yere, said vnto them, Ye perceiue nothing at all, John 11:50 Nor yet doe you consider that it is expedient for vs, that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. John 11:51 This spake hee not of himselfe: but being hie Priest that same yere, he prophecied that Iesus should die for that nation: John 11:52 And not for that nation onely, but that he shoulde gather together in one the children of God, which were scattered. John 11:53 Then from that day foorth they consulted together, to put him to death.

Jesus hid himself.

John 11:54 Iesus therefore walked no more openly among the Iewes, but went thence vnto a countrey neere to the wildernes, into a citie 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 Passeouer was at hande, and many went out of the countrey vp to Hierusalem before the Passeouer, to purifie themselues. John 11:56 Then sought they for Iesus, and spake among themselues, as they stoode in the Temple, What thinke ye, that he cometh not to the feast? John 11:57 Nowe both the hie Priestes and the Pharises had giuen a commaundement, that if any man knew where he were, he should shewe it, that they might take him.

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