Bible: John 11:1-16

The Death of Lazarus

11:1 Now a certain man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village where Mary and her sister Martha lived. 1  11:2 (Now it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfumed oil 2  and wiped his feet dry with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3  11:3 So the sisters sent a message 4  to Jesus, 5 Lord, look, the one you love is sick.” 11:4 When Jesus heard this, he said, “This sickness will not lead to death, 6  but to God’s glory, 7  so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 8  11:5 (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.) 9 

11:6 So when he heard that Lazarus 10  was sick, he remained in the place where he was for two more days. 11:7 Then after this, he said to his disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 11  11:8 The disciples replied, 12 Rabbi, the Jewish leaders 13  were just now trying 14  to stone you to death! Are 15  you going there again? 11:9 Jesus replied, 16 Are there not twelve hours in a day? If anyone walks around in the daytime, he does not stumble, 17  because he sees the light of this world. 18  11:10 But if anyone walks around at night, 19  he stumbles, 20  because the light is not in him.”

11:11 After he said this, he added, 21 Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. 22  But I am going there to awaken him.” 11:12 Then the disciples replied, 23 Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 11:13 (Now Jesus had been talking about 24  his death, but they 25  thought he had been talking about real sleep.) 26 

11:14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 11:15 and I am glad 27  for your sake that I was not there, so that you may believe. 28  But let us go to him.” 11:16 So Thomas (called Didymus 29 ) 30  said to his fellow disciples, “Let us go too, so that we may die with him.” 31 

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