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John 11

Christ raiseth Lazarus, four days buried.

John 11:1 A certen man was syck, named Lazarus of Bethania the towne of Mary, and her syster Martha. John 11:2 It was that Mary which anoynted Iesus with oyntment, and wyped his fete wt her hear, whose brother Lazarus was sick. John 11:3 Therfore, his syster sent vnto him, saying: Lord, beholde, he whom thou louest, is sicke. John 11:4 Whan Iesus herd þt, he sayde: this infirmitie is not vnto death: but for the prayse of God, that the sonne of God myght be praysed by the reason of it. John 11:5 Iesus loued Martha and her sister and Lazarus. John 11:6 Whan he had heard therfore, that he was sycke, he abode two dayes styll in the same place where he was. John 11:7 Then after that, sayd he to his disciples: let vs go into Iewry agayne. John 11:8 Hys disciples sayde vnto hym: Master, the Iewes lately sought to stone the, and wylt thou go thyther agayne? John 11:9 Iesus answered: are there not .xij. houres of the daye? If a man walke in the daye, he stombleth not, because he seeth the light of this worlde. John 11:10 But yf a man walke in the nyght, he stombleth, because there is no lyght in him. John 11:11 This sayd he, and after that he sayd vnto them: our frende Lazarus slepeth: but I go to wake him out of slep. John 11:12 Then said his disciples: Lord, yf he slepe, he shal do wel ynough. 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 them playnely. Lazarus is deed, John 11:15 and I am glad for your sakes, that I was not there, because ye maye beleue. Neuertheles, let vs go vnto him. John 11:16 Then sayd Thomas (which is called Dydimus) vnto the disciples: lett vs also go, þt we maye dye with hym. John 11:17 Then went Iesus, and founde that he had lyen in hys graue foure dayes allready. John 11:18 Bethanie was nye vnto Ierusalem, about fyftene furlonges of, John 11:19 and many of the Iewes came to Martha & Mary to comforte them ouer their brother. John 11:20 Martha assone as she heard that Iesus was commynge, went and met hym: but Mary sate styll in the house. John 11:21 Then sayd Martha vnto Iesus: Lord, yf thou haddest bene here, my brother had not dyed: John 11:22 neuerthelesse, nowe I knowe that whatsoeuer thou askest of God, God wyll geue it the. John 11:23 Iesus sayth vnto her: Thy brother shall ryse agayne. John 11:24 Martha sayeth vnto hym: I knowe that he shall ryse agayne in þe resurreccyon at the last daye. John 11:25 Iesus sayth vnto her: I am the resurreccyon and the lyfe: He that beleueth on me, ye though he were deed, yet shall he lyue. John 11:26 And whosoeuer lyueth and beleueth on me, shall neuer dye: Beleuest thou this? John 11:27 She sayd vnto him: yee Lorde, I beleue that thou art Christ þe sonne of God, which shuld come into the world. John 11:28 And assone as he had so sayde, she wente her waye, & called Mary her syster secretly, saying: The master is come, and calleth for the. John 11:29 Assone as she heard that, she arose quyckly, and came vnto him. 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 and comforted her, (when they sawe Mary that she rose vp hastely, and went out) folowed her, saieng: She goeth vnto the graue, to wepe there. John 11:32 Then when Mary was come wher Iesus was, and sawe hym, she cometh nye vnto his fete, and sayth vnto him: Lorde, yf þu haddest bene here, my brother had not bene deed. John 11:33 When Iesus therfore sawe her wepe (and the Iewes also weping which came wt her) he groned in the sprete, and was troubled in him selfe, John 11:34 and sayde: Where haue ye layed him? They saye vnto him: Lorde, come, and se. John 11:35 And Iesus wept. John 11:36 Then sayd the Iewes Behold, howe he loued hym. John 11:37 And som of them sayde: coulde not he which opened the eyes of the blynde, haue made also, that this man shulde not haue dyed? John 11:38 Iesus therfore agayne groned in him self, and came to the graue. It was a caue, and a stone layde on it. John 11:39 Iesus sayd: take ye awaye þe stone. Martha the sister of him that was deed, sayd vnhym: Lorde, by this tyme he styncketh. For he hath bene deed foure dayes. John 11:40 Iesus sayeth vnto her: Sayd I not vnto the, that yf thou dydest beleue, thou shuldest se the glorye of God? John 11:41 Then they toke awaye the stone from the place where he that had bene deed, was layde. And Iesus lyft vp his eyes, and sayd: Father, I thanke the, that thou hast hearde me. John 11:42 Howbeit, I knewe, that thou hearest me allwayes: 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 wt a loud voyce: Lazarus, come forth. John 11:44 And he that was deed, came forth, bounde hande & fote wt graue clothes, & his face was bound with a napkin. Iesus sayd vnto them: loose him, & let him go.

Many Jews believe.

John 11:45 Then many of the Iewes which came to Mary (and had sene þe thynges which Iesus dyd) beleued on hym. John 11:46 But some of them went theyr wayes to the pharises, & tolde them what Iesus had done.

The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against Christ.

John 11:47 Then gathered the hye prestes & the pharises a councel, & sayd: what do we? For this man doth many miracles. John 11:48 If we lett hym scape thus, al men will beleue on him, and the Romayns shall come, and take awaye both our rowme and the people.

Caiaphas prophesieth.

John 11:49 And one of them named Caiphas (being the hye preste þt same yere) sayd vnto them: Ye perceaue nothynge at all, nor consyder, John 11:50 that it is expedient for vs, that one man dye for the people, and not þt all the people perysshe. John 11:51 Thys spake he not of him selfe, but beynge hye preste that same yere, he prophesied that Iesus shulde dye for the people, John 11:52 and not for the people onely, but that he shuld gather together in one, the children of God, þt were scatered abrode. John 11:53 Then from that daye forth they toke councel together, for to put him to death.

Jesus hid himself.

John 11:54 Iesus therfore walked nomore openly among the Iewes: but went his waye thence vnto a countre nye to a wildernes, into a cytie which is called Ephraim, and there contynued wt his disciples.

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

John 11:55 And the Iewes Easter was nye at hand, & many went out of þe countre vp to Ierusalem before the Easter, to purify them selues. John 11:56 Then sought they for Iesus, & spake among them selues, as they stode in the temple: What thinke ye, seyng he commeth not to the feaste daye? John 11:57 The hye prestes and pharises had geuen a commaundement, þt yf eny man knewe wher he were, he shuld shewe it, that they myght take him.

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