John 11:1-29 New American Standard Bible

The Death of Lazarus

11 1  Now a certain man was sick , Lazarus of Bethany , the village of Mary and her sister Martha . 2  It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment , and wiped His feet with her hair , whose brother Lazarus was sick . 3  So the sisters sent word to Him, saying , " Lord , behold , he whom You love is sick ." 4  But when Jesus heard this, He said , "This sickness is not to end in death , but for the glory of God , so that the Son of God may be glorified by it." 5  Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus . 6  So when He heard that he was sick , He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was. 7  Then after this He said to the disciples , " Let us go to Judea again ." 8  The disciples said to Him, " Rabbi , the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again ?" 9  Jesus answered , " Are there not twelve hours in the day ? If anyone walks in the day , he does not stumble , because he sees the light of this world . 10  "But if anyone walks in the night , he stumbles , because the light is not in him." 11  This He said , and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep ; but I go , so that I may awaken him out of sleep ." 12  The disciples then said to Him, "Lord , if he has fallen asleep , he will recover ." 13  Now Jesus had spoken of his death , but they thought that He was speaking of literal sleep . 14  So Jesus then said to them plainly , "Lazarus is dead , 15  and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there , so that you may believe ; but let us go to him." 16  Therefore Thomas , who is called Didymus , said to his fellow disciples , "Let us also go , so that we may die with Him."

Jesus the Resurrection and the Life

17  So when Jesus came , He found that he had already been in the tomb four days . 18  Now Bethany was near Jerusalem , about two miles off ; 19  and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary , to console them concerning their brother . 20  Martha therefore , when she heard that Jesus was coming , went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house . 21  Martha then said to Jesus , " Lord , if You had been here , my brother would not have died . 22  "Even now I know that whatever e You ask of God , God will give You." 23  Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again ." 24  Martha said to Him, " I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day ." 25  Jesus said to her, " I am the resurrection and the life ; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies , 26  and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never e die . Do you believe this ?" 27  She said to Him, "Yes , Lord ; I have believed that You are the Christ , the Son of God , even He who comes into the world ."

Jesus Weeps

28  When she had said this , she went away and called Mary her sister , saying secretly , " The Teacher is here and is calling for you." 29  And when she heard it, she got up quickly and was coming to Him.

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