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John indeed wrought no sign; but all things that John spake of this man were true. And many be- 42 lieved on him there,

XI. Now a certain one was sick, Lazarus of 1 Bethany, from the village of Mary and Martha her sister. It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with 2 ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. The sisters therefore 3 sent to him, saying: Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. And Jesus hearing it, said: This 4 sickness is not for death, but for the sake of the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified thereby.

Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and 5 Lazarus. When therefore he heard that he was 6 sick, he then abode two days in the place where he


Then after this he says to the disciples, Let 7 us go into Judea again. The disciples say to him: 8 Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? Jesus answered: Are 9 there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world. But if any one walk in the 10 night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.

These things said he; and after this he says to 11 them: Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Therefore 12 said his disciples: Lord if he sleep, he will do well.

13 But Jesus had spoken of his death; but they thought 14 that he said it of taking rest in sleep. Then there

fore Jesus said to them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, 16 that ye may believe. But let us go to him. Therefore said Thomas, who is called Didymus, to his fellow disciples: Let us also go, that we may die with him.



Having come therefore, Jesus found that he had already been four days in the tomb.

Now Bethany was nigh to Jerusalem, about fif 19 teen furlongs off. And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

20 Therefore Martha, when she heard that Jesus is coming, went and met him; but Mary sat in the 21 house. Then said Martha to Jesus: Lord, if thou 22 hadst been here, my brother had not died. But even now I know that whatever thou shalt ask of 23 God, God will give it thee. Jesus says to her: Thy 24 brother shall rise again. Martha says to him: I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at 25 the last day. Jesus said to her: I am the resurrec

tion, and the life; he that believes on me, though 26 he be dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever lives

and believes on me, shall never die. Believest thou 27 this? She says to him: Yea, Lord; I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who comes 28 into the world. And having said this, she went

away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying: The Teacher is come, and calls for thee. And she, 29 when she heard it, arose quickly and came to him.

Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but 30 was in the place where Martha met him. The 31 Jews therefore who were with her in the house and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying: She goes to the tomb to weep there.

Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, 32 seeing him, fell down at his feet, saying to him: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

Jesus therefore, when he saw her weeping, and 33 the Jews weeping who came with her, groaned in spirit, and was troubled. And he said, Where have 34 ye laid him? They say to him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept.


The Jews therefore said, Behold how he loved 36 him! And some of them said: Could not this man, 37 who opened the eyes of the blind, have caused even that this man should not have died? Jesus there- 38 fore again groaning in himself comes to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

Jesus says: Take away the stone. The sister of 39 him that was dead, Martha, says to him: Lord, by this time he stinketh; for he has been dead four days. Jesus says to her: Said I not to thee, that, 40 if thou believe, thou shalt see the glory of God?


So they took away the stone. And Jesus raised his eyes upward, and said: Father, I thank thee 42 that thou didst hear me. And I knew that thou always hearest me; but for the sake of the multitude standing around I said it, that they might believe 43 that thou hast sent me. And when he had thus

spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come 44 forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus says to them : Loose him, and let him go.


Many therefore of the Jews who came to Mary, 46 and saw what he did, believed on him. But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them what Jesus had done.


Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said: What do we, seeing that 48 this man works many signs? If we let him thus alone, all will believe on him; and the Romans will come 49 and take away both our place and nation. And a

certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest 50 that year, said to them: Ye know nothing; nor do

ye consider that it is expedient for us, that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation perish 51 not. And this he spake not of himself; but being

high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus 52 should die for the nation; and not for the nation only, but that also he should gather together into one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

Therefore from that day forth they took counsel 53 together to put him to death. Jesus therefore no 54 longer walked openly among the Jews; but departed thence to the country near to the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.


And the passover of the Jews was at hand; and 55 many went up to Jerusalem out of the country, fore the passover, that they might purify themselves. They sought therefore for Jesus, and said among 56 themselves, as they stood in the temple: What think ye, that he will not come to the feast? Now 57 the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any one knew where he was, he should make it known, that they might seize him.

XII. THEN Jesus six days before the passover 1 came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom Jesus raised from the dead. They 2 therefore made him a supper there, and Martha served; and Lazarus was one of them that reclined at table with him.

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of pure 3 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. Then says one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who was about to betray him: Why was



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