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John 11 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Death of Lazarus

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:1 - Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:2 - It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:3 - So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:4 - But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:5 - Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:6 - So, when he heard that Lazarus[fn] was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:7 - Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:8 - The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:9 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:10 - But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:11 - After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:12 - The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:13 - Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:14 - Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:15 - and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:16 - So Thomas, called the Twin,[fn] said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:17 - Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:18 - Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles[fn] off,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:19 - and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:20 - So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:21 - Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:22 - But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:23 - Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:24 - Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:25 - Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.[fn] Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:26 - and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:27 - She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”

Jesus Weeps

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:28 - When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:29 - And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:30 - Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:31 - When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:32 - Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:33 - When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved[fn] in his spirit and greatly troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:34 - And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:35 - Jesus wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:36 - So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:37 - But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?”

Jesus Raises Lazarus

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:38 - Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:39 - Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:40 - Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:41 - So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:42 - I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:43 - When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:44 - The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

The Plot to Kill Jesus

(Mat 26:1–5; Mar 14:1, 2; Luk 22:1, 2 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:45 - Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:46 - but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:47 - So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:48 - If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:49 - But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:50 - Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:51 - He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:52 - and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:53 - So from that day on they made plans to put him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:54 - Jesus therefore no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:55 - Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:56 - They were looking for[fn] Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:57 - Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.
ESV Footnotes
Greek he; also verse 17
Greek Didymus
Greek fifteen stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
Some manuscripts omit and the life
Or was indignant; also verse 38
Greek were seeking for

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