Christ raiseth Lazarus, four days buried.
John 11:1 A certayne man was sicke, named Lazarus of Bethania, the toune of Marye and her syster Martha. John 11:2 It was that Marye whiche annoynted Iesus with oyntment and wyped hys fete with her heyre, whose brother Lazarus was sicke, John 11:3 and hys systers sente vnto hym, saiynge: Lorde, beholde, he whome thou louest, is sicke. John 11:4 When Iesus hearde, that he sayed: this infirmitie is not vnto death, but for the laude 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 Then after he had hearde þt he was sicke, yet abode he two dayes styll in the same place, where he was. John 11:7 Then after that sayde he to hys disciples: Let vs go into Iewry agayne. John 11:8 His discyples sayde vnto hym: Mayster, the Iewes latelye sought meanes to stone the, and wylt thou go thyther agayne? John 11:9 Iesus aunswered: are there not .xij. houres in the daye of a man walke in the daye, he stombleth not, because he seeth the lyght of thys world. John 11:10 But yf a man walke in the nyght, he stombleth, because there is no lyght in him. John 11:11 This sayed he, and after that, he sayed vnto them: oure frende Lazarus slepeth but I go to wake him out of slepe. John 11:12 Then sayed hys discyples: Lorde yf he slepe, he shall do well ynough. John 11:13 Howe be it Iesus spake of hys death: but they thought that he had spoken of the naturall slepe. John 11:14 Then sayd Iesus vnto them plainly: Lazarus is dead, John 11:15 and I am glad for youre sakes, that I was not there, because ye may beleue. Neuerthelesse let vs go vnto him. John 11:16 Then sayde Thomas whiche is called Dydymus, vnto the discyples: Let vs also go, that we maye dye with hym. John 11:17 Then wente Iesus, and founde that he had lyen in hys graue foure dayes already. John 11:18 Bethanye was nye vnto Hierusalem aboute .xv. furlonges of, John 11:19 and manye of the Iewes were come to Martha and Marye to comforte them ouer theyr brother. John 11:20 Martha assone as she hearde that Iesus was commynge, went, and met hym: but Mary sat styll in the house. John 11:21 Then sayde Martha vnto Iesus: Lorde, yf thou haddest bene here, my brother had not ben dead: John 11:22 but neuerthelesse, I know that whatsoeuer thou axest of God, God wyl geue it þe. John 11:23 Iesus sayde vnto her: thy brother shall ryse agayne. John 11:24 Martha sayed vnto him: I knowe þt he shall ryse agayne in the resurreccyon at the laste daye. John 11:25 Iesus sayed vnto her: I am the resurreccion and the lyfe. He that beleueth on me, ye though he were dead, yet shall he lyue. John 11:26 And whosoeuer lyueth, and beleueth on me, shall neuer dye. Beleuest thou thys? John 11:27 She sayd vnto hym: ye Lorde I beleue that thou arte Christe the sonne of God, which should come into the worlde. John 11:28 And assone as she had so sayd, she went her waye, and called Marye her syster secretelye, saiynge: The mayster is come, and calleth for the. John 11:29 And she assone as she hearde that, arose quickly, and came vnto hym. John 11:30 Iesus was not yet come into the toune, but was in the 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 arose vp hastely, and went out, and folowed her, saiynge: She goeth vnto the graue, to wepe there. John 11:32 Then when Mary was come, where Iesus was, and sawe hym, she fell doune at hys fete, saiynge vnto hym: Lorde yf thou haddest bene here, my brother had not ben dead. John 11:33 When Iesus sawe her wepe, and þe Iewes also wepe which came with her, he groned in the spirite, and was troubled in hym self, John 11:34 & sayd: Where haue ye layed hym? They sayde vnto hym: Lorde, come and se. John 11:35 And Iesus wepte. John 11:36 Then sayde the Iewes: Beholde, howe he loued him. John 11:37 And some of them sayde: coulde not he which opened the eyes of the blynde, haue made also that thys man shoulde not haue dyed? John 11:38 Iesus agayne groned in hym selfe, and came to the graue: it was a caue and a stone layde on it. John 11:39 And Iesus sayde: take ye away the stone. Martha the syster of hym that was dead, said vnto him: Lorde by thys tyme he stinketh: for he hath bene dead four dayes. John 11:40 Iesus sayed vnto her: Sayd I not vnto the, that yf thou dyddest beleue, thou shouldest se þe glory of God. John 11:41 Then they toke awaye the stone from þt place where the dead was layde. And Iesus lyft vp hys eyes, and sayde: Father I thanke the because that thou haste hearde me. John 11:42 I wote that thou hearest me alwayes: but because of the people that stande by, I sayed it, that they may beleue that thou hast sent me. John 11:43 And when he thus had spoken: he cryed wt a loude voyce: Lazarus come forth. John 11:44 And he þt was dead, came forth, bounde hand and fote with graue boundes, and his face was bounde with a napkin. Iesus sayed vnto them, lowse him, and let hym go.
Many Jews believe.
John 11:45 Then many of the Iewes which came to Marye, and had sene the thynges whiche Iesus dyd, beleued on hym. John 11:46 But some of them went theyr wayes to the Pharises, 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 Pharyses a counsel and sayd: What do we? This man doth many myracles: John 11:48 yf we let hym scape thus, all men wyll beleue on hym, & the Romaynes shall come and take away our countrey and the people.
John 11:49 And one of them named Cayphas which was the hye prieste that same yeare sayde vnto them: ye perceyue nothynge at all, nor yet consyder that John 11:50 it is expedyent for vs, that one man dye for the people, & not that all the people peryshe. John 11:51 Thys spake he not of hym selfe, but beynge hye Prieste that same yeare he prophesyed 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 children of God which were scattered abrode. John 11:53 From that daye forth they helde a counsell together, for to put hym to death.
Jesus hid himself.
John 11:54 Iesus therfore walked no more openlye amonge the Iewes, but went hys waye thence vnto a countrye nyghe to the wyldernes, into a cytye called Ephraim, & ther haunted 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 hande, and manye wente oute of the countrye vp to Hierusalem before the Easter, to purifie them selues. John 11:56 Then soughte they for Iesus, and spake amonge them selues, as they stode in þt temple: What thynke ye, seynge he commeth not to the feast John 11:57 The hye priestes and Pharyseis had geuen a commaundement, that yf any man knewe, where he were, he shoulde shew it, that they myght take hym.