1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister
2 It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped His feet with her
hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.
3 Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.
4 When Jesus heard that, He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of
God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.
5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6 So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He
7 Then after this He said to the disciples, Let us go into Judea again.
8 The disciples said to Him, Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and do You go
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 one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the Light is not in him.
11 These things He said, and after that He said to them, Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I
go that I may wake him up.
12 Then His disciples said, Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.
13 However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about
taking rest in sleep.
14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, Lazarus has died.
15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless
let us go to him.
16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that
we may die with Him.
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 away.
19 And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort
them concerning their brother.
20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but
Mary was sitting in the house.
21 Then Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have
22 But even now I know that whatever 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 at the last day.
25 Jesus said to her, I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes into Me,
though he may die, he shall live.
26 And everyone living and believing into Me shall never ever die. Do you believe this?
27 She said to Him, Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who
comes into the world.
28 And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her
sister, saying, The Teacher is here and calls for you.
29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him.
30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha met
31 Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw
that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, She is going to the tomb to
32 Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet,
saying to Him, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping,
He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.
34 And He said, Where have you laid him? They said to Him, Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus wept.
36 Then the Jews said, See how He loved him.
37 And some of them said, Would not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also
have been able to keep this man from dying?
38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone
lay against it.
39 Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to
Him, Lord, by this time there is a stench, for it is four days.
40 Jesus said to her, Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the
glory of God?
41 Then they took away the stone from where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted
up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing by I said
this, that they may believe that You sent Me.
43 And when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus! Out here! Now!
44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face
was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, Loose him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did,
believed into Him.
46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, What shall we
do? For this Man performs many signs.
48 If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe into Him, and the Romans will
come and take away both our place and nation.
49 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, You know
nothing at all,
50 nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people,
and that the whole nation should not perish.
51 Now this he did not say from himself; but being high priest that year he prophesied
that Jesus was about to die for the nation,
52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together into one the
children of God who had been scattered abroad.
53 Then, from that day on, they took counsel to kill Him.
54 Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into
the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and stayed there with His
55 And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to
Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
56 Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple,
What do you think; that He will not come to the feast?
57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone
knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.