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AND Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and 3 Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

AND they held their peace. And he took him, 4 and healed him, and let him go;

AND answered them, saying, Which of you shall 5 have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?

AND they could not answer him again to these 6 things.


BETHANY. JOHN XI: I-44, 53, 54.


ow a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister


(IT WAS that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)



THEREFORE his sisters sent unto him, saying, 3 Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

WHEN Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is 4 not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and 5 Lazarus.

WHEN he had heard therefore that he was sick, 6 he abode two days still in the same place where

he was.

THEN after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judæa again.

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. "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, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow-disciples, 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:

AND many of the Jews came to Martha and 19 Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. THEN Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus 20 was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.

THEN said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst 1 been here, my brother had not died.

BUT I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt 22 ask of God, God will give it thee.

JESUS saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise 23 again.

MARTHA saith unto him, I know that he shall 24 rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

JESUS said unto her, I am the resurrection, and 25 the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

AND whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall 26 never die. Believest thou this?

SHE saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that 27 thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

AND when she had so said, she went her way, and 28 called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and 29 came unto him.

Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but 30 was in that place where Martha met him.

THE Jews then which were with her in the 31

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 said 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 caused that even this man should not have died? 38 JESUS therefore again groaning 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.

40 JESUS saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

41 THEN they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and

said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. AND I knew that thou hearest me always: but 42 because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

AND when he thus had spoken, he cried with a 43 loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

AND he that was dead came forth, bound hand 44 and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

THEN from that day forth they took counsel to-53 gether for to put him to death.

JESUS therefore walked no more openly among 54 the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.



A multitude followed him. as they departed from Jericho, a great 29

AND, behold, two blind men sitting by the way- 30 side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

AND the multitude rebuked them, because they 31 should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

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