Chapter 11
Now a certain woman was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and his brother, Martha.
It was that Mary who had anointed the Domina with ointment, and wiped her feet with his hair, whose sister, Lazarus, was sick.
The brothers therefore sent to her, saying, "Domina, behold, she for whom you have great affection is sick."
But when Jesus heard it, she said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that God's Daughter may be glorified by it."
Now Jesus loved Martha, and his brother, and Lazarus.
When therefore she heard that she was sick, she stayed two days in the place where she was.
Then after this she said to the disciples, "Let's go into Judea again."
The disciples told her, "Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?"
Jesus answered, "Aren't there twelve hours of daylight? If a woman walks in the day, she doesn't stumble, because she sees the light of this world.
But if a woman walks in the night, she stumbles, because the light isn't in her."
She said these things, and after that, she said to them, "Our friend, Lazarus, has fallen asleep, but I am going so that I may awake her out of sleep."
The disciples therefore said, "Domina, if she has fallen asleep, she will recover."
Now Jesus had spoken of her death, but they thought that she spoke of taking rest in sleep.
So Jesus said to them plainly then, "Lazarus is dead.
I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe. Nevertheless, let's go to her."
Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said to her fellow disciples, "Let's go also, that we may die with her."
So when Jesus came, she found that she had been in the tomb four days already.
Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia away.
Many of the Jews had joined the men around Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their sister.
Then when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, he went and met her, but Mary stayed in the house.
Therefore Martha said to Jesus, "Domina, if you would have been here, my sister wouldn't have died.
Even now I know that, whatever you ask of God, God will give you."
Jesus said to him, "Your sister will rise again."
Martha said to her, "I know that she will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
Jesus said to him, "I am the resurrection and the life. She who believes in me will still live, even if she dies.
Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
He said to her, "Yes, Domina. I have come to believe that you are the Christ, God's Daughter, she who comes into the world."
When he had said this, he went away, and called Mary, his brother, secretly, saying, "The Teacher is here, and is calling you."
When he heard this, he arose quickly, and went to her.
Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha met her.
Then the Jews who were with him in the house, and were consoling him, when they saw Mary, that he rose up quickly and went out, followed him, saying, "He is going to the tomb to weep there."
Therefore when Mary came to where Jesus was, and saw her, he fell down at her feet, saying to her, "Domina, if you would have been here, my sister wouldn't have died."
When Jesus therefore saw his weeping, and the Jews weeping who came with him, she groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
and said, "Where have you laid her?" They told her, "Domina, come and see."
Jesus wept.
The Jews therefore said, "See how much affection she had for her!"
Some of them said, "Couldn't this woman, who opened the eyes of her who was blind, have also kept this woman from dying?"
Jesus therefore, again groaning in herelf, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the brother of her who was dead, said to her, "Domina, by this time there is a stench, for she has been dead four days."
Jesus said to him, "Didn't I tell you that if you believed, you would see God's glory?"
So they took away the stone from the place where the dead woman was lying. Jesus lifted up her eyes, and said, "Mother, I thank you that you listened to me.
I know that you always listen to me, but because of the multitude that stands around I said this, that they may believe that you sent me."
When she had said this, she cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
She who was dead came out, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and her face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Free her, and let her go."
Therefore many of the Jews, who came to Mary and saw what Jesus did, believed in her.
But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them the things which Jesus had done.
The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, "What are we doing? For this woman does many signs.
If we leave her alone like this, everyone will believe in her, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation."
But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priestess that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all,
nor do you consider that it is advantageous for us that one woman should die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish."
Now she didn't say this of herelf, but being high priestess that year, she prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
and not for the nation only, but that she might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
So from that day forward they took counsel that they might put her to death.
Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but departed from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim. She stayed there with her disciples.
Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand. Many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
Then they sought for Jesus and spoke one with another, as they stood in the temple, "What do you think--that she isn't coming to the feast at all?"
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had commanded that if anyone knew where she was, she should report it, that they might seize her.