1 Now a certain man
was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of
Mary and her sister Martha.
2 (It was that
Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his
feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
3 Therefore his
sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou
lovest 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 might be glorified
5 Now Jesus loved
Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
6 When he had heard
therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in
the same place where he was.
7 Then after that
saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea
disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought
to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
9 Jesus answered,
Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in
the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of
10 But if a man
walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no
light in him.
11 These things
said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend
Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of
12 Then said his
disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
13 Howbeit Jesus
spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken
of taking of rest in sleep.
14 Then said Jesus
unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
15 And I am glad
for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may
believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
16 Then said
Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his
fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with
17 Then when Jesus
came, he found that he had lain in the grave four
18 Now Bethany was
nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
19 And many of the
Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning
20 Then Martha, as
soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met
him: but Mary sat still in the house.
21 Then said Martha
unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had
22 But I know, that
even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it
23 Jesus saith unto
her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha saith
unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the
resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto
her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that
believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever
liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest
27 She saith unto
him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the
Son of God, which should come into the world.
28 And when she had
so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister
secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for
29 As soon as she
heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
30 Now Jesus was
not yet come into the town, but was in that place where
Martha met him.
31 The Jews then
which 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 goeth unto the grave to weep
32 Then when Mary
was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at
his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here,
my brother had not died.
33 When Jesus
therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping
which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was
34 And said, Where
have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus wept.