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Lazarus' sickness and death. Chap. xi. Martha's faith in Christ.


OW a certain man was sick, 14 Then said Jesus unto them named Lazarus, of Bethany, plainly, Lazarus is dead. the town of Mary and her sister 15 And I am glad for your Martha. sakes, that I was not there, to the 2 (It was that Mary which an-intent ye may believe; nevertheointed the Lord with ointment, less let us go unto him. and wiped his feet with her hair, 16 Then said Thomas, whichis whose brother Lazarus was sick.) called Didymus, unto his fellow3 Therefore, his sisters sent disciples, Let us also go, that we unto him, saying, Lord, behold, may die with him.

he whom thou lovest is sick.

17 Then, when Jesus came, he 4 When Jesus heard that, he found that he had lain in the grave said. This sickness is not unto four days already. death, but for the glory of God, 18 (Now Bethany was nigh that the Son of God might be glo- unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furrified thereby. longs off:)

5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and 19 And many of the Jews came her sister, and Lazarus. to Martha and Mary, to com6 When he had heard, there-fort them concerning their brofore, that he was sick, he abode ther. two days still in the same place 20 Then Martha, as soon as where he was. she heard that Jesus was coming, 7 Then after that saith he to went and met him: but Mary his disciples, Let us go into Judea sat still in the house. 21 Then said Martha unto Je8 His disciples say unto him, sus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, Master, the Jews of late sought to my brother had not died. stone thee; and goest thou thither again?


22 But I know, that even now,

whatsoever thou wilt ask of God,

9 Jesus answered, Are there God will give it thee.

not twelve hours in the day? If 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy any man walk in the day, he brother shall rise again. stumbleth not, because he seeth 24 Martha saith unto him, I the light of this world. know that he shall rise again in the 10 But if a man walk in the resurrection at the last day. night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he 11 These things said he and that believeth in me, though he after that he saith unto them, Our were dead, yet shall he live: friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I 26 And whosoever liveth, and go, that I may awake him out of believeth in me, shall never die. sleep. Believest thou this?

12 Then said his disciples, 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do Lord: I believe that thou art the well. Christ, the Son of God, which 13 Howbeit, Jesus spake of his should come into the world. death: but they thought that he 28 And when she had so said, had spoken of taking of rest in she went her way, and called Masleep. ry her sister secretly, saying, The

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Lazarus raised

S. John.

to life.

Master is come, and calleth for wouldest believe, thou shouldest thee.

see the glory of God?

29 As soon as she heard that, 41 Then they took away the she arose quickly, and came unto stone from the place where the him. dead was laid. And Jesus lifted

30 Now Jesus was not yet come up his eyes, and said, Father, I into the town, but was in that thank thee that thou hast heard place where Martha met him. me.

31 The Jews then which were 42 And I knew that thou hearwith her in the house, and com- est me always but because of forted her, when they saw Mary, the people which stand by I said that she rose up hastily, and went it, that they may believe that thou out, followed her, saying, She hast sent me. goeth unto the grave to weep 43 And, when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice,


32 Then when Mary was Lazarus, come forth. come where Jesus was, and saw 44 And he that was dead came him, she fell down at his feet, forth, bound hand and foot with saying unto him, Lord, if thou grave-clothes and his face was hadst been here, my brother had bound about with a napkin. Jesus not died. saith unto them, Loose him, and

33 When Jesus, therefore, saw let him go. her weeping, and the Jews also 45 Then many of the Jews weeping which came with her, which came to Mary, and had he groaned in the spirit, and was seen the things which Jesus did, troubled, believed on him.

34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They say unto him, Lord, come and see.

46 But some of them went their ways, to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done. 47 T Then gathered the chief 36 Then said the Jews, Behold priests and the Pharisees, a counhow he loved him! cil, and said, What do we? for

35 Jesus wept.

37 And some of them said, this man doeth many miracles. Could not this man, which open- 48 If we let him thus alone, all ed the eyes of the blind, have men will believe on him; and the caused that even this man should Romans shall come and take away not have died? both our place and nation.

38 Jesus, therefore, again groan- 49 And one of them, named ing in himself, cometh to the Caiaphas, being the high priest grave. It was a cave, and a stone that same year, said unto them, lay upon it. Ye know nothing at all,

39 Jesus said, Take ye away 50 Nor consider that it is expethe stone. Martha, the sister of dient for us, that one man should him that was dead, saith unto die for the people, and that the him, Lord, by this time he stink-whole nation perish not. eth; for he hath been dead four 51 And this spake he not of days. himself: but being high priest 40 Jesus saith unto her, Said that year, he prophesied that Jesus I not unto thee, that, if thou should die for that nation;

Christ's feet anointed.

Chap. xii. He rideth into Jerusalem.

52 And not for that nation only, 5 Why was not this cintment but that also he should gather to- sold for three hundred pence, and gether in one the children of God given to the poor?

that were scattered abroad.

6 This he said, not that he 53 Then, from that day forth, cared for the poor; but because they took counsel together for to he was a thief, and had the bag, put him to death. and bare what was put therein. 54 Jesus, therefore, walked no 7 Then said Jesus, Let her more openly among the Jews; alone: against the day of my bubut went thence unto a country rying hath she kept this.

near to the wilderness, into a city 8 For the poor always ye have called Ephraim, and there con- with you; but me ye have not tinued with his disciples. always.

55 ¶ And the Jews' passover 9 ¶ Much people of the Jews, was nigh at hand; and many went therefore, knew that he was there; out of the country up to Jerusa- and they came, not for Jesus' lem, before the passover, to puri-sake_only, but that they might fy themselves. see Lazarus also, whom he had

56 Then sought they for Jesus, raised from the dead. and spake among themselves, as 10 But the chief priests_conthey stood in the temple, What sulted, that they might put Lazathink ye? that he will not come rus also to death;

to the feast?

11 Because that by reason of 57 Now both the chief priests him many of the Jews went away, and the Pharisees had given aland believed on Jesus. commandment, that, if any man 12 On the next day, much knew where he were, he should people that were come to the feast, shew it, that they might take when they heard that Jesus was him. coming to Jerusalem,



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13 Took branches of palmtrees, and went forth to meet

Mary anointeth Christ's feet. THEN Jesus, six days before him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessthe passover, came to Beth-ed is the King of Israel that comany, where Lazarus was which eth in the name of the Lord. had been dead, whom he raised 14 And Jesus, when he had from the dead. found a young ass, sat thereon:

2 There they made him a sup-las it is written,

per; and Martha served: but 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: Lazarus was one of them that sat behold, thy King cometh, sitting at the table with him. Jon an ass's colt.

3 Then took Mary a pound of 16 These things understood cintment of spikenard, very cost-not his disciples at the first: but ly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, when Jesus was glorified, then and wiped his feet with her hair remembered they that these and the house was filled with the things were written of him, and odour of the ointment. that they had done these things

4 Then saith one of his disci-Junto him. ples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,

17 The people, therefore, that Iwas with him when he called La

Christ foretelleth his death. S. John. The Jews' blindness. zarus out of his grave, and raised This voice came not, because of him from the dead, bare record. me, but for your sakes. 18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

19 The Pharisees, therefore, 32 And I, if I be lifted up from said among themselves, Perceive the earth, will draw all men unto ye how ye prevail nothing? be-me.

hold, the world is gone after him. 33 (This he said, signifying 20 And there were certain what death he should die.) Greeks among them, that came 34 The people answered him, up to worship at the feast: We have heard out of the law.

21 The same came, therefore, that Christ abideth for ever; and to Philip, which was of Bethsaida how sayest thou, The Son of man of Galilee, and desired him, say-must be lifted up? who is this ing, Sir, we would see Jesus. Son of man?

22 Philip cometh and telleth 35 Then Jesus said unto them, Andrew; and again, Andrew Yet a little while is the light with and Philip tell Jesus. you: Walk while ye have the

23 ¶ And Jesus answered them, light, lest darkness come upon saying, The hour is come, that you: for he that walketh in darkthe Son of man should be glorified. ness, knoweth not whither he 24 Verily, verily, I say unto goeth.

you, Except a corn of wheat fall 36 While ye have light, believe into the ground and die, it abid-in the light, that ye may be the eth alone: but if it die, it bring-children of light. These things eth forth much fruit. spake Jesus, and departed, and

25 He that loveth his life, shall did hide himself from them. lose it; and he that hateth his life 37 But though he had done in this world, shall keep it unto so many miracles before them, life eternal. yet they believed not on him ;

26 If any man serve me, let 38 That the saying of Esaias him follow me; and where I am, the prophet might be fulfilled, there shall also my servant be; if which he spake, Lord, who hath any man serve me, him will my believed our report? and to whom Father honour. hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save 39 Therefore they could not me from this hour: but for this believe, because that Esaias said cause came I unto this hour. again,

28 Father, glorify thy name. 40 He hath blinded their eyes, Then came there a voice from and hardened their heart; that heaven, saying, I have both glo- they should not see with their rified it, and will glorify it again. eyes, nor understand with their 29 The people, therefore, that heart, and be converted, and I stood by, and heard it, said, That should heal them.

it thundered: others said, An 41 These things said Esaias, angel spake to him. when he saw his glory, and spake

30 Jesus answered, and said,lof him.

Exhortation to

Chap. xiii.

bumility. 42 ¶ Nevertheless, among the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's chief rulers also many believed on son, to betray him,) him; but because of the Phari- 3 Jesus knowing that the Father sees, they did not confess him, had given all things into his hands, lest they should be put out of the and that he was come from God, synagogue: and went to God,

43 For they loved the praise of 4 He riseth from supper, and men more than the praise of laid aside his garments; and took God. a towel, and girded himself. 44 ¶ Jesus cried, and said, He 5 After that, he poureth water that believeth on me, believeth into a bason, and began to wash not on me, but on him that sent the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith


45 And he that seeth me, seeth he was girded.

him that sent me.

6 Then cometh he to Simon

46. I am come a light into the Peter: and Peter saith unto him, world, that whosoever believeth Lord, dost thou wash my feet? on me should not abide in dark- 7 Jesus answered, and said unto him, What I do, thou know47 And if any man hear my est not now; but thou shalt know words, and believe not, I judge hereafter.


him not: for I came not to judge 8 Peter saith unto him, Thou the world, but to save the world. shalt never wash my feet. Jesus 48 He that rejecteth me, and answered him, If I wash thee not, receiveth not my words, hath one thou hast no part with me. that judgeth him: the word that 9 Simon Peter saith unto him, I have spoken, the same shall Lord, not my feet only, but also judge him in the last day. my hands and my head.

49 For I have not spoken of 10 Jesus saith to him, He that myself but the Father which is washed, needeth not, save to sent me, he gave me a command-wash his feet, but is clean every ment, what I should say, and whit: and ye are clean, but not what I should' speak.


50. And I know that his com- 11 For he knew who should mandment is life everlasting: betray him; therefore said he, whatsoever I speak, therefore, Ye are not all clean. even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

12 So, after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garCHAP. XIII. ments, and was set down again, Jesus washeth his disciples feet. he said unto them, Know ye OW, before the feast of the what I have done to you?

passover,, when Jesus knew

13 Ye call me Master and

that his hour was come that he Lord and ye say well; for so I should depart out of this world am.

unto the Father, having loved his

14 If I then, your Lord and

own which were in the world, he Master, have washed your feet, loved them unto the end. ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

2 And supper being ended, (the devil having now put into the

15 For I have given you an exU

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