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Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his 3 feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Then

the sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold he whom 4 thou lovest is sick. But when Jesus heard, he said, This

sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that 5 the Son of God may be glorified thereby. Now Jesus loved 6 Martha and her sister, and Lazarus. As soon therefore as

he heard that he was sick, he then abode two days in the 7 place where he was; thereupon after this he says to the 8 disciples, Let us go into Judea again. The disciples say

unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were seeking just now to stone 9 thee, and goest thou thither again? Jesus answered, Are

there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walk in the

day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this 10 world; but if any one walk in the night, he stumbles, 11 because the light is not in him. These things spake he,

and after this says unto them, Lazarus our friend has

fallen asleep; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 12 Therefore said his disciples unto him, Lord, if he has 13 fallen asleep, he will be saved. Hoybeit Jesus had spoken

of his death : but they thought that he was speaking of 14 the rest of sleep. Then said Jesus therefore unto them 15 openly, Lazarus is dead; and I am glad for your sakes

that I was not there, in order that ye may believe ; but 16 let us go unto him. Then Thomas, who is called Didymus,

said unto his fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

When therefore Jesus came, he found that he had 18 been in the tomb four days already. Now Bethany 19 was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off. And

many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary

with their friends, in order to comfort them concerning 20 their brother. Martha therefore, as soon as she heard that

Jesus was coming, met him : but Mary continued sitting 21 in the house. Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou 22 hadst been here, my brother had not died. And even now

I know that whatsoever thou shalt ask of God, God will 23 give it thee. Jesus says unto her, Thy brother will rise


again. Martha says unto him, I know that he will rise 24 again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto 25 her, I am the resurrection and the life : he that believes in me, though he die, yet will he live; and every one that 26 lives and believes in me shall never die ; believest thou this? She says unto him, Yea, Lord : I have believed 27 that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world. And having said this, she went away, and 28 called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is here and calls thee. As soon as she heard, she rises quickly, 29 and comes unto him; now Jesus had not yet come into 30 the village, but was in the place where Martha met him. The Jews therefore who were with her in the house and 31 comforting her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, thinking that she was going unto the tomb to weep there. Mary therefore, when 32 she came where Jesus was, having seen him fell at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. Jesus then, when he saw her 33 weeping and the Jews weeping who came with her, chafed in spirit, and troubled himself and said, Where 34 have ye laid him? They say unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept.

Then said the Jews, Behold 35, 36 how he loved him! But some of them said, Could not 37 this man, that opened the eyes of the blind person, have caused that he also should not have died ?

Jesus 38 then again chafing within himself comes to the tomb; it was a cave, and a stone was laid upon it. Jesus says, 39 Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, says unto him, Lord, he stinks now: for he is four days gone.

Jesus says unto her, Did I 40 not tell thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God ? So they took away the stone. 41 And Jesus lifted his eyes upward and said, Father, I thank thee that thou heardest me. Yet I knew that thou 42 hearest me always : but for the sake of the multitude that stands around I said it, that they may believe that thou didst send me. And having thus spoken, he cried with a 43


44 loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.. He that was dead came

out, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face had been bound about with a napkin. Jesus says unto them, Loose him and let him go.

Many of the Jews therefore who came to Mary and 46 beheld the things which he did, believed in him. But some

of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them what

Jesus did. 47 Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered

together a council, and said, What are we to do? seeing 48 that this man does many signs. If we leave him thus,

all will believe in him, and the Romans will come and 49 take away both our place and the nation. And one of

them, Kaiaphas, being high priest of that year, said unto 50 them, Ye know nothing at all, nor reckon that it is ex

pedient for you, that one man should die for the people, 51 and that the whole nation perish not. Now he spake this

not from himself, but being high priest of that year, he

prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation; 52 and not for the nation only, but also that he might gather

together into one the children of God that are scattered 53 abroad. So from that day forth they consulted to kill

him. 54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews;

but went away thence into the country near the wilderness,

into a city called Ephraim, and there tarried with the dis55 ciples. Now the passover of the Jews was at hand; and many

went up out of the country to Jerusalem before the pass56 over that they might purify themselves. So they were seeking

Jesus and speaking among themselves as they stood in the

temple, What think ye? that he will not come to the feast? 57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given com

mands, that, if any one knew where he was, he should shew

it, that they might take him. CH. XII. THEN Jesus six days before the passover came to

Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the 2 dead. So they made him a supper there; and Martha

was ministering, but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment 3 of pure spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair : and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. And Judas Iscariot, one 4 of his disciples, he that was about to deliver him up, says, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, 5 and given to the poor? And this he said, not because he 6 cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the bag bore what was put therein. Then said Jesus, 7 Leave her, that she may keep it against the day of my burial; for the poor ye have always with you ; but me 8 ye have not always.

The great multitude of the Jews therefore knew that he 9 was there; and they came not on account of Jesus only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he raised from the dead. But the chief priests consulted that they might kill 10 Lazarus also ; because on his account many of the Jews 11 were going away and believing in Jesus.

The next day a great multitude that came to the feast, 12 having heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the 13 branches of the palm trees and went forth to meet him, and were crying, Hosanna : Blessed be he that comes in the name of the Lord, even the king of Israel. And Jesus, 14 having found a young ass, sat thereon, as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion : behold, thy King comes, sitting 15 on an ass's colt. These things his disciples knew not 16 at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they did these things unto him. So the multitude that 17 was with him bare witness that he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead. For this 18 cause the multitude also met him, because they heard that he had done this sign. The Pharisees then said 19 among themselves, Ye behold that ye prevail nothing: behold, the world is gone away after him.

Now there were certain Greeks among them coming 20 up to worship at the feast: the same came therefore to 21 Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him,

22 saying, Lord, we desire to see Jesus. Philip comes and

tells Andrew; Andrew and Philip come and tell Jesus. 23 And Jesus answers them, saying, The hour has come 24 that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily,

I say unto you, except the grain of wheat fall into the

earth and die, it abides alone : but if it die, it brings 25 forth much fruit. He that loves his life loses it; and he

that hates his life in this world will keep it unto life 26 everlasting. If any one minister to me, let him follow me;

and where I am, there will also my minister be; if any 27 one minister to me, him will the Father honour. Now is

my soul troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me

from this hour. But for this cause came I unto this 28 hour; Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice

from heaven, I both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29 The multitude then, that stood and heard, said that

it thundered: others said, An angel has spoken to 30 him. Jesus answered and said, This voice is come not 31 for my sake, but for yours. Now is the judgment of this

world: now will the ruler of this. world be cast out; 32 and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all unto 33 myself. This he said, signifying by what manner of 34 death he was about to die. The multitude therefore

answered him, We heard out of the law that Christ

abides for ever, and how sayest thou that the Son of man 35 must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? Then said

Jesus unto them, Yet a little while is the light among you. Walk while ye have the light, that darkness may not

overtake you: and he that walks in the darkness knows 36 not whither he goes. While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may become sons of light.

These things spake Jesus, and went away, and hid him37 self from them. But though he had done so many signs 38 before them, they believed not in him, that the saying of

Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord,

who believed our report? and to whom was the arm of the Lord 39 revealed ? For this cause they could not believe, because 40 Isaiah said again, He has blinded their eyes, and hardened

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