John, Chapter 11
1: Now 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 Judaea 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
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, which is 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
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
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 hadst been 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 resurrection, and the life: he that
believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou
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 Mary her sister
secretly, saying, The 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
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
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
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
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
44: And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes:
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: 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 take away 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 that year, he
prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
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
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
John, Chapter 9
1: And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2: And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or
his parents, that he was born blind?
3: Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that
the works of God should be made manifest in him.
4: I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night
cometh, when no man can work.
5: As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6: When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the
spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
7: And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by
interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came
8: The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was
blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9: Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
10: Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
11: He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed
mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went
and washed, and I received sight.
12: Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
13: They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
14: And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his
15: Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight.
He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
16: Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he
keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do
such miracles? And there was a division among them.
17: They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath
opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
18: But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and
received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received
19: And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born
blind? how then doth he now see?
20: His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and
that he was born blind:
21: But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his
eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
22: These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the
Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he
should be put out of the synagogue.
23: Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
24: Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give
God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
25: He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one
thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
26: Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine
27: He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear:
wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?
28: Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are
29: We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from
whence he is.
30: The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing,
that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.
31: Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper
of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
32: Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of
one that was born blind.
33: If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
34: They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and
dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
35: Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he
said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
36: He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
37: And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that
talketh with thee.
38: And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
39: And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which
see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
40: And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and
said unto him, Are we blind also?
41: Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now
ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.