1 Now one Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha, was sick.

2 (It was that Mary, who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick) Therefore his sisters sent to him,

3 saying, Lord, behold he whom thou lovest is sick.

4 Jesus hearing it, said, This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified thereby.

5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. So after he had heard that he was sick,

6 he abode still two days in the place where he was.

7 Then after this he saith to his disciples, Let us go into Judea again.

8 The disciples say to him, Master, the Jews but now sought to stone thee, and goest thou thither again?

9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

10 But if any man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him.

11 Thus he spake, and after that he saith to them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go to awake him.

12 Then the disciples said, Lord, if he sleep, he will recover.

13 Jesus spake of his death, but they thought he had spoken of the natural rest in sleep.

14 Then said Jesus to them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sake I was not there, that ye may believe:

15 but let us go to him.

16 Then said Thomas, called Didymus, to his fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

17 When Jesus came, he found he had been now four days in the tomb.

18 (Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off.)

19 And many of the Jews were come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him; but Mary sat in the house.

21 Then said Martha to Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

22 But I know even now, that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

23 Jesus saith to her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith to him,

24 I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, tho' he die, yet shall he live;

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall not die for ever.

27 Believest thou this? She saith to him, Yea, Lord, I believe thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.

28 Having said this, she went and privately called Mary her sister, saying, The master is come, and calleth for thee.

29 As soon as she heard it, she arose quickly and came to him.

30 Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was at the place where Martha had met him.

31 The Jews then who were with her in the house and comforted her, seeing Mary, that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, She is going to the tomb, to weep there.

32 When Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews weeping who came with her, he groaned deeply,

34 and troubled himself, And said, Where have ye laid him?

35 They say to him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept.

36 Then said the Jews, Behold, how he loved him! And some of them said,

37 Could not this person, who opened the eyes of the blind, have even caused that this man should not have died?

38 Jesus again groaning in himself, cometh to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

39 Jesus saith, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of the deceased, saith to him, Lord, by this time he stinketh; for he hath been buried four days.

40 Jesus saith to her, Said I not to thee, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

41 Then they took away the stone from where the dead lay. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said,

42 Father, I thank thee, that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but I spake this, because of the people who stand by, that they may believe thou hast sent me.

43 And having spoken thus, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

44 And he that had been dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapt about with a napkin. Jesus saith to them, Loose him, and let him go.

45 Many therefore of the Jews who were come to Mary, and had seen the things, which Jesus had done, believed on him.

46 But some of them went to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.

47 Then the chief priests and elders assembled a council and said, What do we?

48 For this man doth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him, and the Romans will come and subvert both our place and nation.

49 And one of them, Caiaphas, being the high priest that year,

50 said to them, Ye know nothing, Nor consider, it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

51 He spake not this of himself, but being high-priest that year, he prophesied, that Jesus should die for the nation:

52 And not for that nation only, but that he might also gather into one all the children of God that were scattered abroad.

53 Therefore from that day, they consulted together to put him to death.

54 Jesus therefore walked no longer openly among the Jews, but went thence into the country, near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.

55 And the passover of the Jews was nigh; and many went up to Jerusalem, to purify themselves.

56 Then sought they for Jesus, and said one to another, What think ye?

57 That he will not come to the feast? Now both the chief priests and Pharisees had given order, That if any man knew where he was, he should shew it, that they might apprehend him.