John 11

1 Now a certain one was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, from the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 Now it was this Mary who anointed the Lord with perfume 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 But when* Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not to death, but on behalf of the glory of God, in order that the Son of God may be glorified through it. 5 Now Jesus loved* Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 Therefore, as he heard that he was sick, then indeed, he remained in the place in which he was for two days. 7 Thereafter, after this time, he says to the disciples, We should go into Judea again.

8 The disciples say to him, Rabbi, the Jews just now were seeking to stone you, and you are going back there again?

9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he is not stumbling, 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 He spoke these things and he says to them after this, Our friend Lazarus has fallen, asleep, but I am traveling in order that I may wake him.

12 Therefore the disciples said to him, Lord, if he has fallen, asleep, he will be cured.

13 (Now Jesus had spoken concerning his death, but those men thought that he is speaking concerning the restfulness of sleep.) 14 Therefore, then Jesus spoke to them frankly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I rejoice because of you* that I myself was not there, in order that you* may believe; but we should go to him.

16 Therefore Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, We should also go, in order that we may die with him.

17 Therefore, Jesus went and found that he had been in the tomb for four days already. 18 Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, approximately fifteen furlongs off; 19 and many from the Jews had come to those around Martha and Mary, in order that they may console them concerning their brother. 20 Therefore Martha, as she heard that Jesus is coming, met with him, but Mary was still sitting in the house. 21 Therefore Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if you were here, my brother would have not died. 22 But even now I know that, as many things as you may ask of God, God will be giving to you. 23 Jesus says to her, Your brother will rise* up again.

24 Martha says to him, I know that he will rise* up in the resurrection on the last day.

25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, even if he dies, he will be living; 26 and everyone who is living and believes in me may never* die -- forever. Do you believe this?

27 She says to him, Yes, Lord. I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who comes into the world. 28 And having said these things, she went away and secretly summoned Mary her sister, and said, The Teacher is here and is summoning you. 29 As that woman heard it, she arose quickly and comes to him. 30 (Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha met with him.)

31 Therefore the Jews who were with her in the house and were consoling her, when* they saw Mary, that she stood up quickly and went out, they followed her, saying, She is going to the tomb in order that she may weep there.

32 Therefore Mary, as she came where Jesus was and saw him, fell down next to his feet, saying to him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would have not died.

33 Therefore, as Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came together with her, he sighed in the spirit and was disturbed, 34 and said, Where have you* laid him?

They say to him, Lord, come and behold.

35 Jesus shed, tears.

36 Therefore the Jews were saying, Behold how he loved him!

37 But some out of them said, Was this one, who opened the eyes of the blind man, not able to do something in order that this one might not have even died?

38 Therefore Jesus again, sighing in himself, comes to the tomb. Now it was a cave and a stone was laying upon it. 39 Jesus says, Lift up the stone .

Martha, the sister to the one who has died, says to him, Lord, already the body stinks from decay; for* it is four days old.

40 Jesus says to her, Did I not say to you, that, if you believed, you will be seeing the glory of God? 41 So they lifted the stone where the one who died was laying. Now Jesus lifted his eyes upward and said, Father, I am giving, thanks to you because you heard me. 42 And I knew that you always hear me, but because of the crowd who is standing around I said it, in order that they may believe that you sent me. 43 And having said these things, he cried, out with a loud voice, Lazarus, come, here! Come outside! 44 And he came out, the one who had died, having been bound hand and foot with burial wrappings, and his vision had been bound around with a handkerchief. Jesus says to them, Loose him and allow him to go away.

45 Therefore many out of the Jews, who came to Mary and saw what Jesus did, believed in him. 46 But some out of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done.



{Jn 11: 47-54; Jerusalem and Ephraim in Judea; no parallel. }

47 Therefore, the high, priests and the Pharisees gathered together a council and were saying, What are we doing because this man is doing many signs? 48 If we allow him to continue so; all will believe in him. And the Romans will be coming and taking away both our place and the nation.

49 But a certain one out of them, Caiaphas, being the high, priest of that year, said to them, You* know nothing, 50 nor are you* reasoning that it is advantageous for us that* one man should die on behalf of the people and that * the whole nation should not perish. 51 (Now he said this not from himself, but being high, priest of that year, he prophesied that Jesus was about to die on behalf of the nation; 52 and not only on behalf of the nation, but in order that he should also gather together into one the children of God who have been scattered.) 53 So from that day forth, they counseled together in order that they might kill him.



54 Therefore, Jesus was not walking publicly anymore among the Jews, but went away from there into the region near to the wilderness, into a city called* Ephraim, and he was staying there with his disciples.



{Jn 11: 55-12: 1, 9-11 Bethany March 31- April 1, 30 AD; no parallel. }

55 Now the Passover of the Jews was near and many went up to Jerusalem out of the region before the Passover, in order that they might purify themselves. 56 Therefore, they were seeking Jesus and were speaking with one another while standing in the temple, What are you* thinking? He may never* come to the feast, or may be? 57 Now both the high, priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, in order that, if anyone knows where he was, he should divulge it, *that they might arrest him.

{The week of Jesus' crucifixion. Mk 11: 1-11 & Mt 21: 1-12, 14-17 & Lk 19: 29-44 & Jn 12: 12-19 Bethany to Jerusalem and back Sun. April 2, 30 AD. }



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