1Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.2(It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)3Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick.4When Jesus heard that, he said,
This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.5Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.6When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.7Then after that said he to his disciples,
Let us go into Judea again.8His disciples said unto him, Teacher, the Jews have just sought to stone you; and go you there again?9Jesus answered,
Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walks in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world.10But if a man walks in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him.11These things said he: and after that he said unto them,
Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.12Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleeps, he shall do well.13However Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.14Then said Jesus unto them plainly,
Lazarus is dead.15And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.16Then said Thomas, who is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.17Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.18Now Bethany was near unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:19And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.20Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.21Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.22But I know, that even now, whatsoever you will ask of God, God will give it to you.23Jesus said unto her,
Your brother shall rise again.24Martha said unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.25Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:26And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?27She said unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who should come into the world.28And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is come, and calls for you.29As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.30Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.31The Jews then who were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goes unto the grave to weep there.32Then when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.33When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, he groaned in his spirit, and was troubled,34And said,
Where have you laid him?
They said unto him, Lord, come and see.35Jesus wept.36Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!37And some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?38Jesus therefore again groaning in himself came to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.39Jesus said,
Take away the stone.
Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto him, Lord, by this time he stinks: for he has been dead four days.40Jesus said unto her,
Said I not unto you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God?41Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said,
Father, I thank you that you have heard me.42And I knew that you hear me always: but because of the people who stand by I said it, that they may believe that you have sent me.43And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice,
Lazarus, come forth.44And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a cloth. Jesus said unto them,
Loose him, and let him go.45Then many of the Jews who came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.46But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.47Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles.48If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.49And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, You know nothing at all,50Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.51And this spoke he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;52And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.53Then from that day forth they took counsel together to put him to death.54Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went from there unto the country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.55And the Jews' passover was near at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.56Then sought they for Jesus, and spoke among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think you, that he will not come to the feast?57Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should show it, that they might take him.