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Christ's unity with the Father.

The sickness and 27 My sheep hear my voice, 39 Therefore they sought and I know them, and they fol- again to take him: but he eslow me:

caped out of their hand; 28 And I give unto them 40 And went away again beeternal life ; and they shall never yond Jordan, into the place perish, neither shall any man where John at first baptized ; pluck them out of my hand. and there he abode.

29 My Father, which gave 41 And many resorted unto them me, is greater than all; him, and said, John did no miand no man is able to pluck them racle: but all things that John out of my Father's hand! spake of this man were true. 30 I and


42 And many believed on 31 Then the Jews took up him there. stones again to stone hím.

CHAP. XI. 32 Jesus answered them, Lazarus raised from death. Many good works have I shewed OW a certain man was you from my Father; for which sick, named Lazarus, of of those works do ye stone me? Bethany, the town of Mary and

33 The Jews answered him, her sister Martha. saying, For a good work we 2 (It was that Mary which stone thee not; but for blas- anointed the Lord with ointphemy; and because that thou, ment, and wiped his feet with being a man, makest thyself her hair, whose brother Lazarus God.

was sick.) 34 Jesus answered them, Is 3 Therefore his sisters sent it not written in your law, I unto him, saying, Lord, behold, said, Ye are Gods?

he whom thou lovest is sick. 35 If he called them gods, 4 When Jesus heard that, he unto whom the word of God said, This sickness is not unto came, and the Scripture cannot death, but for the glory of God, be broken ;

that the Son of God might be 36 Say ye of him whom the glorified thereby. Father hath sanctified and sent 5 Now Jesus loved Martha, into the world, Thou blas- and her sister, and Lazarus. phemest; because I said, I am 6 When he had heard therethe Son of God?

fore that he was sick, he abode 371 If I do not the works of two days still in the same place my Father, believe me not.

where he was. 38 But if I do, though ye 7 Then after that saith he to believe not me, believe the his disciples, Let us go into works; that ye may know, and Judea again. believe, that the Father is in 8 His disciples-say unto him, me, and I in him.

Master, the Jews of late sought

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CHAP. xi.

of sleep.

death of Lazarus.

Martha's faith in Christ. to stone thee; and goest thou she heard that Jesus was coming, thither again?

went and met him : but Mary 9 Jesus answered, Are there sat still in the house. not twelve hours in the day? If 21 Then said Martha unto any man walk in the day, he Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been stumbleth not, because he seeth here, my brother had not died. the light of this world.

22 But I know, that even 10 But if a man walk in the now, whatsoever thou wilt ask night he stumbleth, because of God, God will give it thee. there is no light in him. 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy

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

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

were dead, yet shall he live : 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of 26 And whosoever liveth and his death: but they thought believeth in me shall never die. that he had spoken of taking of Believest thou this ? rest in sleep.

27 She saith unto him, Yea, 14 Then said Jesus unto them Lord : I believe that thou art plainly, Lazarus is dead : the Christ, the Son of God,

15 And I am glad for your which should come into the sakes that I was not there, to the world. intent ye may believe; never- 28 And when she had so theless let us go unto him. said, she went her way, and

16 Then said Thomas, which called Mary her sister secretly, is called Didymus, unto his saying, The Master is come,

and fellow-disciples, Let us also go, calleth for thee. that we may die with him.

29 As soon as she heard that, 17 Then when Jesus came, she arose quickly, and came unto he found that he had lain in the him. grave four days already.

30 Now Jesus was not yet 18 Now Bethany was nigh come into the town, but was in unto Jerusalem, about fifteen that place where Martha met furlongs off:

him. 19 And many of the Jews 31 The Jews then which came to Martha and Mary, to were with her in the house, and comfort them concerning their comforted her, when they saw brother.

Mary that she rose up hastily 20 Then Martha, as soon as and went out, followed her,

Christ raiseth Lazarus.


Caiaphas prophesieth. saying, She goeth unto the 42 And I knew that thou grave to weep there.

hearest me always : but because 32 Then when Mary was of the people which stand by, come where Jesus was, and saw I said it, that they may believe him, she fell down at his feet, that thou hast sent me. saying unto him, Lord, if thou 43 And when he thus had hadst been here, my brother had spoken, he cried with a loud not died.

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

Jesus saith unto them, Loose 34 And said, Where have ye him, and let him go. laid him? They said unto him, 45 Then many of the Jews Lord, come and see.

which came to Mary, and had 35 Jesus wept.

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

46 But some of them went 37 And some of them said, their ways to the Pharisees, and Could not this man, which told them what things Jesus had opened the eyes of the blind, done. have caused that even this man 47 Then gathered the chief should not have died?

priests and the Pharisees a coun38 Jesus therefore, again cil, and said, What do we? for groaning in himself, cometh to this man doeth many miracles. the grave. It was a cave, and 48 If we let him thus alone, a stone lay upon it.

all men will believe on him; and 39 Jesus said, Take ye away the Romans shall come, and the stone. Martha, the sister of take away both our place and him that was dead, saith unto nation. him, Lord, by this time he 49 And one of them, named stinketh: for he hath been dead Caiaphas, being the high priest four days.

that same year, said unto them, 40 Jesus saith unto her, Said Ye know nothing at all, I not unto thee, that, if thou 50 Nor consider that it is wouldest believe, thou shouldest expedient for us that one man see the glory of God.

should die for the people, and 41 Then they took away the that the whole nation perish ņot. stone from the place where the 51 And this spake he not of dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up himself: but, being high priest his eyes, and said, Father, I thank that year, he prophesied, That thee that thou hast heard me. Jesus should die for that nation ;

The rulers seek to take Jesus. CHAP. xii.

Christ's feet anointed. 52 And not for that nation costly, and anointed the feet of only, but that also he should Jesus, and wiped his feet with gather together in one the child- her hair: and the house was ren of God that were scattered filled with the odour of the abroad.

ointment. 53 Then from that day forth 4 Then saith one of his disthey took counsel together for to ciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's put him to death.

son, which should betray him, 54 Jesus therefore walked no 5 Why was not this ointment more openly among the Jews ; sold for three hundred pence, but went thence unto a country and given to the poor? near to the wilderness, into 6 This he said, not that he a city called Ephraim, and there cared for the poor; but because continued with his disciples. he was a thief, and had the bag,

55 And the Jews' passover and bare what was put therein. was nigh at hand : and many 7 Then said Jesus, Let her went out of the country up to alone: against the day of my Jerusalem before the passover, burying hath she kept this. to purify themselves.

8 For the poor always ye 56 Then sought they for have with you ; but me ye have Jesus, and spake among them not always. selves as they stood Rin the 99 Much people of the Jews temple, What think ye, that he therefore knew that he was will not come to the feast? there: and they came not for

57 Now both the chief priests Jesus' sake only, but that they and the Pharisees had given might see Lazarus also, whom he a commandment, that if any had raised from the dead. man knew where he were, he 10 But the chief priests conshould shew it, that they might sulted that they might put take him.

Lazarus also to death;

11 Because that by reason of
Mary anointeth Christ's feet. him many of the Jews went away
THEN Jesus six days before and believed on Jesus.

the passover came to Be- 12 | On the next day much thany, where Lazarus was which people that were come to the had been dead, whom he raised feast, when they heard that Jesus from the dead.

was coming to Jerusalem, 2 There they made him a sup- 13 Took branches of palmper ; and Martha served: but trees, and went forth to meet Lazarus was one of them that him, and cried, Hosanna! Blesssat at the table with him. ed is the King of Israel, that

3 Then took Mary a pound cometh in the name of the of ointment of spikenard, very | Lord !

Christ rideth into Jerusalem,


and foretelleth his death : 14 And Jesus, when he had 25 He that loveth his life found a young ass, sat thereon ; shall lose it; and he that hateth as it is written,

his life in this world shall keep 15 Fear not, daughter of it unto life eternal. Sion: behold, thy King cometh, 26 If

any man serve me, let sitting on an ass's colt.

him follow mę; and where I am, 16 These things understood there shall also my servant be: not his disciples at the first : but if any man serve me, him will when Jesus was glorified, then my Father honour. remembered they that these 27 Now is my soul troubled ; things were written of him, and and what shall I say? Father, that they had done these things save me from this hour: but unto him.

for this cause came l unto this 17 The people therefore that hour. was with him when he called 28 Father, glorify thy name. Lazarus out of his grave, and Then came there a voice from raised him from the dead, bare heaven, saying, I have both record.

glorified it, and will glorify it 18 For this cause the people again. also met him, for that they heard 29 The people therefore that that he had done this miracle. stood by and heard it, said that

19 The Pharisees therefore it thundered : others said, An said among themselves, Perceive angel spake to him. ye how ye prevail nothing ? be- 30 Jesus answered and said, hold, the world is gone after him. This voice came not because of

20 And there were certain me, but for your sakes. Greeks among them that came 31 Now is the judgement of up to worship at the feast :

this world: now shall the prince 21 The same came therefore of this world be cast out. to Philip, which was of Beth- 32 And I, if I be lifted up saida of Galilee, and desired him, from the earth, will draw all men saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. unto me.

22 Philip cometh and telleth 33 This he said, signifying Andrew: and again Andrew what death he should die. and Philip tell Jesus.

34 The people answered him, 23 And Jesus answered them, We have heard out of the law saying, The houris come that the that Christ abideth for ever: and Son of man should be glorified. how sayest thou, The Son of

24 Verily, verily, I say unto man must be lifted up? who is you, Except a corn of wheat fall this Son of man? into the ground and die, it

35 Then Jesus said unto abideth alone; but if it die, it them, Yet a little while is the bringeth forth much fruit. light with you. Walk while

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