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Mazarus'sickness and death. Chap. xi. Martha's faith in Christ.

No. a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 Therefore, his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. 4. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. 5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6 When he had heard, therefore, that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. 7. Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judea again. 8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again : . 9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day : If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. 11 These things said he and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 12. Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. 13 Howbeit, Jesus spake of his death : but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

14. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. . . . 15 And I am glad for your sakes, that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. 16 Then said Thomas, whichis called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. 17 Then, when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already. 18 (Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:) 19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him : but Mary sat still in the house. 21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadstbeen here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurre&tion and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shali he live: 26 And whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. 28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Ma

ry her sistor secretty, saying, Th:

Lazarus raised S.

Master is come, and calleth for thee. 29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him. 30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him. 31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily, and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. 32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 33 When Jesus, therefore, saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, 34 And said, Where have ye laid him : They say unto him, Lord, come and see. 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him : 37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have aused that even this man should not have died ? 38 Jesus, therefore, againgroaning in himself, cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh; for he hath been dead four days. 4o Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thcc, that, if thoti

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wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God : 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the And Jesus listed up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard 1YYC. 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43 And, when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes : and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. 45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him. 46 But some of them went their ways, to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done. 47 's Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees, a council, and said, What do we ? for this man doeth many miracles. 48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him; and the Romans shall come and takeaway both our place and nation. 49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, 50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not, 51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest

dead was laid.

that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that pation;

CZrist's fett anointed. Chap.

52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. 53 Then, from that day forth, they took counsel together for to: put him to death. 54, Jesus, therefore, walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples. 55 And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand; and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem, before the passover, to purify themselves. 56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye; that he will not come to the feast? 57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take

him.
- CHAP. XII.
Mary anointeth Christ's sect.
HEN Jesus, six days before
the passover, came to Beth-
apy, where Lazarus was which
had been dead, whom he raised
from the dead. -
2 There they made him a sup-
r; and Martha served : but
azarus was cre of them that sat
at the table with him.
3 Then took Mary a pound of
ointment of spikenard, very cost-
ly, and anointed the feet of Jesus,
and wiped his feet with her hair:
and the house was filled with the
odcur of the ointment.
4 Then saith one of his disci-
ples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son,

xii. He rideth into jerusalem.

5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor : 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. 7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. 8 For the poor always ye have with you ; but me ye have not always. 9 || Much people of the Jews, therefore, knew that he was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might

|See Lazarus also, whom he had

raised from the dead.
10 But the chief priests con-
Sulted, that they might put Laza-
rus also to death;
11 Because that by reason of
him many of the Jews went away,
and believed on Jesus.
12 || On the next day, much
people that were come to the feast,
when they heard that Jesus was
coming to Jerusalem,
13 Took branches of palm-
trees, and went forth to meet
him, and cried, Hoganna: Bless-
ed is the King of Israe! that com-
eth in the name of the Lord.
14 And Jesus, when he had
found a young ass, sat thereon :
as it is written,
15 Fear not, daughter of Sion:
behold, thy King cometh, sitting
on an ass’s colt.
16 These things understood
not his disciples at the first: but
when Jesus was giorified, then
remembered they that these
things were written of him, and
that they had done these things
unto him.
17 The people, therefore, that

which should betray him,

was with him when he called La

Christ foretelleth his death. . S.

zarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. 18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. 19 The Pharisees, therefore, said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing : behold, the world is gone after him. 20 || And there were certain Greeks among them, that came up to worship at the feast: 21 The same came, therefore, to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. 22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew ; and again, Andrew and Philip te: Jesus. 23 || And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of manshould be glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life, shali lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto life eternal. s 26 of any man serve me, let him follow one; and where I am, there shall also my servant be ; if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. 27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say : Father, save ine from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28 Father, glorify thy mame. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, i have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29 The people, therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said, That it thundered: others said, An ange! spake to him. 3o Jesus answered, and said,

John. The jews’ blindness.

This voice came not, because of me, but for your sakes. 31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Ine. 33 (This he said, signifying what death he should dio 4. The o answered him, We have heard out of the law, that Christ abideth for ever; and how sayestthou, The Son of man must be lifted up who is this Son of man : 35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you : Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you : for he that walketh in darkness, knoweth not whither he goeth. 36 Whileye have light, believc in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things Spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. 37 || But though he had donc So many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him ; 38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believedour report; and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed : 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. s41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake 42 T Nevertheless, among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees, they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the Synagogue : 43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of

of him. *

Exhortation to Chap

44 || Jesus cried, and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent

Isle. * * 45 And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me. 46. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkIneSS. 47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not : for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejećteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49 For I have not spoken of myself: but the Father which sent me, he gave mea commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. o 50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak, therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. CHAP. XIII. jesus washeth his disciples feet. OW, before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. 2 And supper being ended, (the devil having now put into the

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to him, What I do, thou knowest not now ; but thou shalt know hereafter.

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9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed, needeth not, save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not

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