Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (John 11:1)

This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair. (John 11:2)

So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick." (John 11:3)

When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it." (John 11:4)

Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. (John 11:5)

Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days. (John 11:6)

Then he said to his disciples, "Let us go back to Judea." (John 11:7)

"But Rabbi," they said, "a short while ago the Jews tried to stone you, and yet you are going back there?" (John 11:8)

Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? A man who walks by day will not stumble, for he sees by this world's light. (John 11:9)

It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no light." (John 11:10)

After he had said this, he went on to tell them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up." (John 11:11)

His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better." (John 11:12)

Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. (John 11:13)

So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead, (John 11:14)

and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him." (John 11:15)

Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him." (John 11:16)


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