John 11:30-57 New American Standard Bible

30  Now Jesus had not yet come into the village , but was still in the place where Martha met Him. 31  Then the Jews who were with her in the house , and consoling her, when they saw that Mary got up quickly and went out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there . 32  Therefore , when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet , saying to Him, " Lord , if You had been here , my brother would not have died ."

33  When Jesus therefore saw her weeping , and the Jews who came with her also weeping , He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled , 34  and said , "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord , come and see ." 35  Jesus wept . 36  So the Jews were saying , "See how He loved him!" 37  But some of them said , "Could not this man , who opened the eyes of the blind man , have kept this man also from dying ?"

Lazarus Brought to Life

38  So Jesus , again being deeply moved within e , came to the tomb . Now it was a cave , and a stone was lying against it. 39  Jesus said , "Remove the stone ." Martha , the sister of the deceased , said to Him, "Lord , by this time there will be a stench , for he has been dead four days ." 40  Jesus said to her, " Did I not say to you that if you believe , you will see the glory of God ?" 41  So they removed the stone . Then Jesus raised His eyes , and said , " Father , I thank You that You have heard Me. 42  "I knew that You always hear Me; but because of the people standing around I said it, so that they may believe that You sent Me." 43  When He had said these things , He cried out with a loud voice , "Lazarus , come forth ." 44  The man who had died came forth , bound hand and foot with wrappings , and his face was wrapped around with a cloth . Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go ."

The Plot against Jesus

45  Therefore many of the Jews who came to Mary , and saw what He had done , believed in Him. 46  But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done . 47  Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council , and were saying , "What are we doing ? For this man is performing many signs . 48  "If we let Him go on like this , all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation ." 49  But one of them, Caiaphas , who was high priest that year , said to them, "You know nothing at all , 50  nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man die for the people , and that the whole nation not perish ." 51  Now he did not say this on his own initiative , but being high priest that year , he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation , 52  and not for the nation only , but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad . 53  So from that day on they planned together to kill Him. 54  Therefore Jesus no longer continued to walk publicly among the Jews , but went away from there to the country near the wilderness , into a city called Ephraim ; and there He stayed with the disciples . 55  Now the Passover of the Jews was near , and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the Passover to purify themselves . 56  So they were seeking for Jesus , and were saying to one another as they stood in the temple , "What do you think ; that He will not come to the feast at all e ?" 57  Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he was to report it, so that they might seize Him.

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