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CVG John Chapter 11

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1. And there was someone sick, Lazarus from Bethany from the hamlet of Mary and Martha her sister.

2. (And this was Mary, the one who anointed the Lord with myrrh and wiped His feet with her tears. She was the brother of Lazarus the sickie.)***

3. Therefore the sisters sent word to Him saying, "Lord, behold, he whom is dear to you is sick."***

4. And Jesus hearing (this) said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God in order that the Son of God may be glorified through it."

5. And Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.***

6. Therefore as He heard that he is sick, they remained there then in the place they were two days [more].

7. Then after this (two days) He says to the disciples, "let us go to Judea again."

8. His disciples say to Him, "Rabbi, the Jews are now seeking to stone You, and again you depart there?"

9. Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble because he sees the Light of this world."

10. "But if anyone walks at night he stumbles because the light is not in him."***

11. He said these things and after this He says to them, "Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep, but I go in order that I may awaken him."

12. Therefore the disciples said to Him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will be well."

13. But Jesus spoke concerning his (Lazarus') death, but they thought that He was speaking about [Lazarus] lying down to sleep.

14. Therefore then Jesus said to them plainly, "Lazarus died."***

15. "And I rejoice because of you that you may believe because I was not there, but let us go to him."***

16. Therefore Thomas, the one called Didymus, said to the gathered disciples, "Let us go so that we also may die with Him."***

17. Therefore Jesus going along, found him already being four days in the monument.***

18. But Bethany was near Jerusalem like fifteen stadia away (1.7 miles).***

19. And many from Judea had come to Martha and Mary in order to console them (the two sisters) concerning their brother.

20. Therefore when Martha heard that Jesus was coming met Him. And Mary was sitting in the house.

21. Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you were here my brother would not have died."

22. "But even now I know that whatever You may ask God, God will give it to You."

23. Jesus says to her, "your brother will rise."

24. Martha says to Him, "I know that he will rise in the resurrection on the last day."

25. Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; the one who believes in Me even though he dies will live."

26. "And each one who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?"

27. She says to Him, "Yes Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the One Who is coming into the world."

28. And saying this He left and called Mary her sister speaking secretly, "The teacher is here and calls you."

29. And when she heard [this], she rose quickly and came to Him.

30. And Jesus had not yet come into the hamlet, but was still in the place where Martha met Him.

31. Therefore the Jews were with her [Mary] in the house and were comforting her. Seeing Mary that she quickly rose and went out followed her thinking that she departs to the tomb in order to mourn there.

32. Then Mary when she came where Jesus was seeing Him fell to His feet saying to Him, "Lord if you were here, my brother would not have died."

33. Jesus therefore when He saw her mourning and those Jews mourning and coming with her was deeply moved in His spirit and was troubled in Himself.***

34. And He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."

35. Jesus weeps.***

36. Therefore the Jews were saying, "Look how He loved him."***

37. And some of them were saying, "This One Who opened the eyes of the blind, He's not able to also make this one not die, is He?"

38. Jesus therefore again being greatly moved in Himself comes to the tomb. And it was a cave and a stone lying on it.

39. Jesus says, "take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the one who died says to Him, "Lord it already stinks, for it is four days."

40. Jesus says to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believe you may see the glory of God?"

41. Therefore they took away the stone. And Jesus raised His eyes up and said, "Father, I thank you that You heard Me."

42. "And I know that You always hear Me, but I said [this] because of the crowd standing around in order that they may believe that You sent Me."

43. And upon saying these things He cried out with a great voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

44. The one who had been dead came out having his feet and hands bound with grave clothes. And his appearance was wrapped around with a grave towel. Jesus says to them, "Unbind him and allow him to depart."

45. Many therefore of the Jews coming to Mary and seeing what things He did believed in Him.

46. And some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them what things Jesus did.

47. Therefore the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together the Sanhedrin and were saying, "What shall we do because This Man is doing many signs?"

48. If we leave Him thus, all 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 is the high-priest of that year, said to them, "You know nothing."

50. "Do you not reason that it happens for us that one man may die on behalf of a nation and the whole nation will not perish."

51. But he said this not from himself, but being the high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was about to die on behalf of the nation.***

52. And not on behalf of the nation alone, but also that he may gather together the children of God scattered around to one.

53. From that day therefore they counseled that they might kill Him.

54. Therefore Jesus no longer was walking openly in Judea, but went away from there into the region near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim. And there He was remaining there with His disciples.

55. And the Passover of the Jews was near and many went up to Jerusalem from that region before the Passover in order that they may purify themselves.

56. Therefore they were seeking Jesus and were saying to one another standing in the Temple, "What does it seem like to you? Will He come to the feast?"

57. And the chief-priests and the Pharisees had given orders that [if] anyone knows where He is, they may disclose it, so they may arrest Him.