On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. (John 11:17)

Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, (John 11:18)

and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. (John 11:19)

When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home. (John 11:20)

"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died. (John 11:21)

But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask." (John 11:22)

Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." (John 11:23)

Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day." (John 11:24)

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; (John 11:25)

and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:26)

"Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world." (John 11:27)

And after she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. "The Teacher is here," she said, "and is asking for you." (John 11:28)

When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. (John 11:29)

Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. (John 11:30)

When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there. (John 11:31)

When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." (John 11:32)

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. (John 11:33)

"Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied. (John 11:34)

Jesus wept. (John 11:35)

Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!" (John 11:36)

But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?" (John 11:37)

Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. (John 11:38)

"Take away the stone," he said. "But, Lord," said Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days." (John 11:39)

Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" (John 11:40)

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. (John 11:41)

I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me." (John 11:42)

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" (John 11:43)

The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, "Take off the grave clothes and let him go." (John 11:44)

Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in him. (John 11:45)

But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. (John 11:46)


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