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Sickness and death

of Lazarus Bethany, the town of Mary 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of and her sister Martha.

his death: but they thought 2 It was that Mary which that he had spoken of taking anointed the Lord with oint of rest in sleep. ment, and wiped his feet with 14 Then said Jesus unto them her hair, whose brother Laza- plainly, Lazarus is dead. rus was sick.

15 And I am glad for your 3 Therefore his sisters sent sakes that I was not there, to unto him, saying, Lord, behold, the intent ye may believe; nehe whom thou lovest is sick. vertheless let us go unto him.

4 When Jesus heard that, he 16 Then said Thomas, which said, This sickness is not un. is called Didymus, unto his to death, but for the glory of fellow disciples, Let us also go, God, that the Son of God that we may die with him. might be glorified thereby.

17 Then when Jesus came, 5 Now Jesus loved Martha, he found that he had lain in and her sister, and Lazarus. the grave four days already.

6 When he had heard there- 18 Now Bethany was nigh fore that he was sick, he abode unto Jerusalem, about fifteen two days still in the same place furlongs off: where he was.

19 And many of the Jews 7 Then after that saith he came to Martha and Mary, to to his disciples, Let us go into comfort them concerning their Judea again.

brother. 8 His disciples say unto him, 20 Then Martha, as soon as Master, the Jews of late sought she heard that Jesus was comto stone thee; and goest thou ing, went and met him: but thither again?

Mary sat still in the house. 9 Jesus answered, Are there 21 Then said Martha unto not twelve hours in the day? | Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been If any man walk in the day, he here, my brother had not died. stumbleth not, because he seeth 22 But I know, that even now, the light of this world.

whatsoever thou wilt ask of 10 But if a man walk in the God, God will give it thee. night, he stumbleth, because 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy there is no light in him. brother shall rise again.

11 These things said he: and 24 Martha saith unto him, I after that he saith unto them, know that he shall rise again Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; in the resurrection at the last but I go, that I may awake day. him out of sleep.

25 Jesus said unto her, I am 12 Then said his disciples, the resurrection, and the life: Lord, if he sleep, he shall do he that believeth in me, though well.

he were dead, yet shall he live:

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Christ raiseth him

from the dead. 26 And whosoever liveth and 37 And some of them said, believeth in me shall never die. Could not this man, which Believest thou this?

opened the eyes of the blind, 27 She saith unto him, Yea, have caused that even this Lord: I believe that thou art man should not have died ? the Christ, the Son of God, 38 Jesus therefore again which should come into the groaning in himself cometh to world.

the grave. It was a cave, and 28 And when she had so said, a stone lay upon it. she went her way, and called 39 Jesus said, Take ye away Mary her sister secretly, says the stone. Martha, the sister ing, The Master is come, and of him that was dead, saith calleth for thee.

unto him, Lord, by this time 29 As soon as she heard that, he stinketh: for he hath been she arose quickly, and came dead four days. unto him.

40 Jesus saith unto her, Said 30 Now Jesus was not yet I not unto thee, that, if thou come into the town, but was wouldest believe, thou shouldin that place where Martha est see the glory of God? met him.

41 Then they took away the 31 The Jews then which were stone from the place where with her in the house, and com- the dead was laid. And Jesus forted her, when they saw Ma- lifted up his eyes, and said, ry, that she rose up hastily and Father, I thank thee that thou went out, followed her, saying, hast heard me. She goeth unto the grave to

42 And I knew that thou

hearest me always: but be32 Then when Mary was cause of the people which stand come where Jesus was, and by I said it, that they may be saw him, she fell down at his lieve that thou hast sent me. feet, saying unto him, Lord, if 43 And when he thus had thou hadst been here, my bro- spoken, he cried with a loud ther had not died.

voice, Lazarus, come forth. 33 When Jesus therefore saw 44 And he that was dead her weeping, and the Jews al- came forth, bound hand and 80 weeping which came with foot with graveclothes; and her, he groaned in the spirit, his face was bound about with and was troubled,

a napkin. Jesus saith unto 34 And said, Where have ye them, Loose him, and let him laid him? They said unto him, go. Lord, come and see.

45 Then many of the Jews 35 Jesus wept.

which came to Mary, and had 36 Then said the Jews, Be- seen the things which Jesus hold how he loved him! did, believed on him.

weep there.


Caiaphas prophesieth. ST. JOHN Christ's feet anointed.

46 But some of them went was nigh at hand; and many their ways to the Pharisees, went out of the country up to and told them what things Je Jerusalem before the passover, sus had done.

to purify themselves. 47 | Then gathered the chief 56 Then sought they for Je. priests and the Pharisees a sus, and spake among themcouncil, and said, What do selves, as they stood in the we? for this man doeth many temple, What think ye, that miracles.

he will not come to the feast? 48 If we let him thus alone, 57 Now both the chief priests all men will believe on him; and the Pharisees had given a and the Romans shall come commandment, that, if any and take away both our place man knew where he were, he and nation.

should shew it, that they might 49 And one of them, named take him. Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them,

CHAPTER XII. Ye know nothing at all,

1 Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet. 9

The people flock to see Lazarus. 10 The 50 Nor consider that it is ex. high priests consult to kill him. 12 Christ

rideth into Jerusalem. 20 Grecks desire to pedient for us, that one man

see Jesus. 23 He foretelleth his death. 37 should die for the people, and The Jews are generally blinded; 42 yet many that the whole nation perish

chief rulers believe, but do not confess hiin.

44 Jesus therefore enforceth the necessity of not.

a confession of belief in him. 51 And this spake he not of WHEN Jesus six days before himself: but being high priest the

passover came to Beththat year, he prophesied that any, where Lazarus was which Jesus should die for that na- had been dead, whom he rais.

ed from the dead. 52 And not for that nation 2 There they made him a only, but that also he should supper; and Martha served: gather together in one the chil. but Lazarus was one of them dren of God that were scatter- that sat at the table with ed abroad.

him. 53 Then from that day forth 3 Then took Mary a pound of they took counsel together for ointment of spikenard, very to put him to death.

costly, and anointed the feet 54 Jesus therefore walked no of Jesus, and wiped his feet more openly among the Jews; with her hair: and the house but went thence unto a coun- was filled with the odour of try near to the wilderness, into the ointment. a city called Ephraim, and 4 Then saith one of his disthere continued with his disci. ciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's ples.

son, which should betray him, 55 T And the Jews' passover 5 Why was not this ointment



Christ's entry

into Jerusalem. sold for three hundred pence, then remembered they that and given to the poor? these things were written of

6 This he said, not that he him, and that they had done cared for the poor; but because these things unto him. he was a thief, and had the 17 The people therefore that bag, and bare what was put was with him when he call. therein.

ed Lazarus out of his grave, 7 Then said Jesus, Let her and raised him from the dead, alone: against the day of my bare record. burying hath she kept this. 18 For this cause the people

8 For the poor always ye have also met him, for that they with you; but me ye have not heard that he had done this always.

miracle. 9 Much people of the Jews 19 The Pharisees therefore therefore knew that he was said among themselves, Perthere: and they came not for ceive ye how ye prevail noJesus' sake only, but that they thing? behold, the world is might see Lazarus also, whom gone after him. he had raised from the dead. 20 | And there were certain

10 1 But the chief priests Greeks among them that came consulted that they might put up to worship at the feast : Lazarus also to death;

21 The same came therefore 11 Because that by reason of to Philip, which was of Bethhim many of the Jews went saida of Galilee, and desired away, and believed on Jesus.

him, saying, Sir, we would see 12 T On the next day much Jesus. people that were come to the 22 Philip cometh and telleth feast, when they heard that Je. Andrew: and again Andrew sus was coming to Jerusalem, and Philip tell Jesus.

13 Took branches of palm 23 | And Jesus answered trees, and went forth to meet them, saying, The hour is come, him, and cried, Hosanna: Bless that the Son of man should be ed is the King of Israel that glorified. cometh in the name of the 24 Verily, verily, I say unto Lord.

you, Except a corn of wheat 14 And Jesus, when he had fall into the ground and die, it found a young ass, sat there- abideth alone: but if it die, it on; as it is written,

bringeth forth much fruit. 15 Fear not, daughter of Zion: 25 He that loveth his life shall behold, thy King cometh, sit. | lose it; and he that hateth his ting on an ass's colt.

life in this world shall keep it 16 These things understood unto life eternal. not his disciples at the first: 26 If any man serve me, let but when Jesus was glorified, I him follow me; and where I Christ prayeth.


The Jews blinded. am, there shall also my servant | be the children of light. These be: if any man serve me, him things spake Jesus, and departwill ту

Father honour. ed, and did hide himself from 27 Now is my soul troubled; them. and what shall I say? Father, 37 | But though he had done save me from this hour : but so many miracles before them, for this cause came I unto this yet they believed not on him: hour.

38 That the saying of Esaias 28 Father, glorify thy name. the prophet might be fulfilled, Then came there a voice from which he spake, Lord, who heaven, saying, I have both hath believed our report? and glorified it, and will glorify it to whom hath the arm of the again.

Lord been revealed ? 29 The people therefore that 39 Therefore they could not stood by, and heard it, said believe, because that Esaias that it thundered: others said, said again, An angel spake to him.

40 He hath blinded their 30 Jesus answered and said, eyes, and hardened their heart; This voice came not because that they should not see with of me, but for your sakes. their eyes, nor understand with

31 Now is the judgment of their heart, and be converted, this world : now shall the and I should heal them. prince of this world be cast 41 These things said Esaias, out.

when he saw his glory, and 32 And I, if I be lifted up spake of him. from the earth, will draw all 42 | Nevertheless among the men unto me.

chief rulers also many believed 33 This he said, signifying on him; but because of the what death he should die. Pharisees they did not confess

34 The people answered him, him, lest they should be put We have heard out of the law out of the synagogue: that Christ abideth for ever: 43 For they loved the praise and how sayest thou, The Son of men more than the praise of man must be lifted up? who of God. is this Son of man ?

44 | Jesus cried and said, 35 Then Jesus said unto He that believeth on me, bethem, Yet a little while is the lieveth not on me, but on him light with you. Walk while that sent me. ye have the light, lest darkness 45 And he that seeth me come upon you: for he that seeth him that sent me. walketh in darkness knoweth 46 I am come a light into not whither he goeth.

the world, that whosoever be36 While ye have light, be- | lieveth on me should not abide lieve in the light, that ye may | in darkness.

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