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John 11 : 35 - 57

Chapter 11

35Jesus wept.
36Then the Jews said, "See how He loved him!"
37And some of them said, "Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?"
38Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
39Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
40Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
41Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
42And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me."
43Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!"
44And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go."
45Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him.
46But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did.
47Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, "What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.
48If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation."
49And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all,
50nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish."
51Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
52and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.
53Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death.
54Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples.
55And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
56Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple, "What do you think--that He will not come to the feast?"
57Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.

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