b. The Frustration of Human Opinions
5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6 When therefore He heard that he was sick, He remained at that time in the place where He was for two days.
7 Then after this He said to the disciples, Let us go into Judea again.
8 The disciples 1said to Him, Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to astone You, and You are going there again?
9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the aday, he does not stumble, because he sees the blight of this world.
10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.
11 He said these things, and after this He said to them, Our friend Lazarus has fallen aasleep; but I am going that I may wake him out of sleep.
12 The disciples then said to Him, Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will 1recover.
13 But Jesus had spoken about his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep.
14 So Jesus then told them plainly, Lazarus has 1died.
15 And I rejoice for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him.
16 Then Thomas, who is called 1Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with Him.
17 Then when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb afour days.
18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about 1fifteen stadia away.
19 And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.
20 Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him; but Mary sat in the house.
21 Then Martha said to Jesus, Lord, aif You had been here, my brother would not have died.
22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.
23 Jesus said to her, Your brother will rise again.
24 Martha said to Him, I know that he will rise again in the aresurrection 1in the last day.
25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the alife; he who believes into Me, even if he should die, shall blive;
26 And every one who lives and believes into Me shall by ano means die forever. Do you believe this?
27 She said to Him, Yes, Lord; I have 1believed that aYou are the Christ, the Son of God, He who bcomes into the world.
28 And when she had said this, she went away and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is here and 1is calling you.
29 And she, when she heard this, rose quickly and came to Him.
30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met Him.
31 The Jews then who were with her in the house and were consoling her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to 1weep there.
32 Then Mary, when she came to where Jesus was, saw Him and fell at His feet, saying to Him, Lord, aif You had been here, my brother would not have died.
33 Then Jesus, when He saw her 1weeping and the aJews who came with her 1weeping, was bmoved with indignation in His spirit and was ctroubled,
34 And He said, Where have you put him? They said to Him, Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus 1wept.
36 The Jews then said, Behold how He aloved him!
37 But some of them said, Could not He who aopened the eyes of the blind man also have caused that this man would not die?
38 Jesus therefore, moved with indignation again in Himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.
39 Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him who was deceased, said to Him, Lord, by now he smells, for it is the afourth day that he is there.
40 Jesus said to her, Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the aglory of God?