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John 11 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:1 - Now a certain man was ill, Laz'arus 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 Laz'arus 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 is not unto death; it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by means of it."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:5 - Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Laz'arus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:6 - So when he heard that he 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 into Judea again."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:8 - The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were but 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 any one walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:10 - But if any one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:11 - Thus he spoke, and then he said to them, "Our friend Laz'arus has fallen asleep, but I go to awake him out of sleep."
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, "Laz'arus is dead;
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 - Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:17 - Now when Jesus came, he found that Laz'arus had already been in the tomb four days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:18 - Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles 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 - When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat 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 - And 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 at the last day."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:25 - Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:26 - and whoever 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, he who is coming into the world."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:28 - When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying quietly, "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 to 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 - Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw him, 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 came with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and 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 have kept this man from dying?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:38 - Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave, and a stone lay upon 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 would believe 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 thee that thou hast heard me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:42 - I knew that thou hearest me always, but I have said this on account of the people standing by, that they may believe that thou didst send me."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:43 - When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Laz'arus, come out."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:44 - The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."
(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.

Conspiracy to Kill Jesus

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 thus, every one will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place and our nation."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:49 - But one of them, Ca'iaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:50 - you do not understand that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not 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 should die for the nation,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:52 - and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:53 - So from that day on they took counsel how to put him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:54 - Jesus therefore no longer went about openly among the Jews, but went from there to the country near the wilderness, to a town called E'phraim; 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 Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, "What do you think? That he will not come to the feast?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:57 - Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if any one knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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