The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. John (Author John)

11:1¤ Now there was a certain man sick, named Lazarus, of Bethania, of the town of Mary and of Martha her sister.

11:2(And Mary was she that anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair: whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

11:3His sisters therefore sent to him, saying: Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

11:4And Jesus hearing it, said to them: This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God: that the Son of God may be glorified by it.

11:5Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister Mary and Lazarus.

11:6When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he still remained in the same place two days.

11:7Then after that, he said to his disciples: Let us go into Judea again.

11:8The disciples say to him: Rabbi, the Jews but now sought to stone thee. And goest thou thither again?

11:9Jesus answered: Are there not twelve hours of the day? If a man walk in the day he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world:

11:10But if he walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him.

11:11These things he said; and after that he said to them: Lazarus our friend sleepeth: but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.

11:12His disciples therefore said: Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.

11:13But Jesus spoke of his death: and they thought that he spoke of the repose of sleep.

11:14Then therefore Jesus said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead.

11:15And I am glad, for your sakes; that I was not there, that you may believe. But, let us go to him.

11:16Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples: Let us also go, that we may die with him.

11:17Jesus therefore came: and found that he had been four days already in the grave.

11:18(Now Bethania was near Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off.)

11:19And many of the Jews were come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

11:20Martha therefore, as soon as she heard that Jesus was come, went to meet him: but Mary sat at home.

11:21Martha therefore said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

11:22But now also I know that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

11:23Jesus saith to her: Thy brother shall rise again.

11:24Martha saith to him: I know that he shall rise again, in the resurrection at the last day.

11:25Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live:

11:26And every one that liveth and believeth in me shall not die for ever. Believest thou this?

11:27She saith to him: Yea, Lord, I have believed that thou art Christ, the Son of the living God, who art come into this world.

11:28And when she had said these things, she went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying: The master is come and calleth for thee.

11:29She, as soon as she heard this, riseth quickly and cometh to him.

11:30For Jesus was not yet come into the town: but he was still in that place where Martha had met him.

11:31The Jews therefore, who were with her in the house and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up speedily and went out, followed her, saying: She goeth to the grave to weep there.

11:32When Mary therefore was come where Jesus was, seeing him, she fell down at his feet and saith to him. Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

11:33Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping, and the Jews that were come with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and troubled himself,

11:34And said: Where have you laid him? They say to him: Lord, come and see.

11:35And Jesus wept.

11:36The Jews therefore said: Behold how he loved him.

11:37But some of them said: Could not he that opened the eyes of the man born blind have caused that this man should not die?

11:38Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh to the sepulchre. Now it was a cave; and a stone was laid over it.

11:39Jesus saith: Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith to him: Lord, by this time he stinketh, for he is now of four days.

11:40Jesus saith to her: Did not I say to thee that if thou believe, thou shalt see the glory of God?

11:41They took therefore the stone away. And Jesus lifting up his eyes, said: Father, I give thee thanks that thou hast heard me.

11:42And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people who stand about have I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

11:43When he had said these things, he cried with a loud voice: Lazarus, come forth.

11:44And presently he that had been dead came forth, bound feet and hands with winding bands. And his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said to them: Loose him and let him go.

11:45Many therefore of the Jews, who were come to Mary and Martha and had seen the things that Jesus did, believed in him.

11:46But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things that Jesus had done.

11:47The chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees gathered a council and said: What do we, for this man doth many miracles?

11:48If we let him alone so, all will believe in him; and the Romans will come, and take away our place and nation.

11:49But one of them, named Caiphas, being the high priest that year, said to them: You know nothing.

11:50Neither do you consider that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people and that the whole nation perish not.

11:51And this he spoke not of himself: but being the high priest of that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation.

11:52And not only for the nation, but to gather together in one the children of God that were dispersed.

11:53From that day therefore they devised to put him to death.

11:54Wherefore Jesus walked no more openly among the Jews: but he went into a country near the desert, unto a city that is called Ephrem. And there he abode with his disciples.

11:55And the pasch of the Jews was at hand: and many from the country went up to Jerusalem, before the pasch, to purify themselves.

11:56They sought therefore for Jesus; and they discoursed one with another, standing in the temple: What think you that he is not come to the festival day?

11:57And the chief priests and Pharisees had given a commandment that, if any man knew where he was, he should tell, that they might apprehend him.

12:1¤ Jesus therefore, six days before the pasch, came to Bethania, where Lazarus had been dead, whom Jesus raised to life.

12:2And they made him a supper there: and Martha served. But Lazarus was one of them that were at table with him.

12:3Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of right spikenard, of great price, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

12:4Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said:

12:5Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence and given to the poor?

12:6Now he said this not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief and, having the purse, carried the things that were put therein.

12:7Jesus therefore said: Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of my burial.

12:8For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.

12:9A great multitude therefore of the Jews knew that he was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.

12:10But the chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also:

12:11Because many of the Jews, by reason of him, went away and believed in Jesus.

12:12And on the next day, a great multitude that was come to the festival day, when they had heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

12:13Took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet him and cried Hosanna. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.

12:14And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it, as it is written:

12:15Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold thy king cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

12:16These things his disciples did not know at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him and that they had done these things to him.

12:17The multitude therefore gave testimony, which was with him, when he called Lazarus out of the grave and raised him from the dead.

12:18For which reason also the people came to meet him, because they heard that he had done this miracle.

12:19The Pharisees therefore said among themselves: Do you see that we prevail nothing? Behold, the whole world is gone after him.

12:20Now there were certain Gentiles among them, who came up to adore on the festival day.

12:21These therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying: Sir, we would see Jesus.

12:22Philip cometh and telleth Andrew. Again Andrew and Philip told Jesus.

12:23But Jesus answered them, saying: The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified.

12:24Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground die, itself remaineth alone. But if it die it bringeth forth much fruit.

12:25He that loveth his life shall lose it and he that hateth his life in this world keepeth it unto life eternal.

12:26If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.

12:27Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause I came unto this hour.

12:28Father, glorify thy name. A voice therefore came from heaven: I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.

12:29The multitude therefore that stood and heard said that it thundered. Others said: An angel spoke to him.

12:30Jesus answered and said: This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

12:31Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

12:32And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.

12:33(Now this he said, signifying what death he should die.)

12:34The multitude answered him: We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever. And how sayest thou: The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?

12:35Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, that the darkness overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

12:36Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things Jesus spoke: and he went away and hid himself from them.

12:37And whereas he had done so many miracles before them, they believed not in him:

12:38That the saying of Isaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he said: Lord, who hath believed our hearing? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

12:39Therefore they could not believe, because Isaias said again:

12:40He 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.

12:41These things said Isaias, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

12:42However, many of the chief men also believed in him: but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, that they might not be cast out of the synagogue.

12:43For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

12:44But Jesus cried and said: He that believeth in me doth not believe in me, but in him that sent me.

12:45And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me.

12:46I am come, a light into the world, that whosoever believeth in me may not remain in darkness.

12:47And if any man hear my words and keep them not, I do not judge him for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

12:48He that despiseth 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.

12:49For I have not spoken of myself: but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say and what I should speak.

12:50And I know that his commandment is life everlasting. The things therefore that I speak, even as the Father said unto me, so do I speak.

13:1¤ Before the festival day of the pasch, Jesus knowing that his hour was come, that he should pass out of this world to the Father: having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

13:2And when supper was done (the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray him),

13:3Knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands and that he came from God and goeth to God,

13:4He riseth from supper and layeth aside his garments and, having taken a towel, girded himself.

13:5After that, he putteth water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

13:6He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. And Peter saith to him: Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

13:7Jesus answered and said to him: What I do, thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

13:8Peter saith to him: Thou shalt never wash my feet, Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with me.

13:9Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.

13:10Jesus saith to him: He that is washed needeth not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all.

13:11For he knew who he was that would betray him; therefore he said: You are not all clean.

13:12Then after he had washed their feet and taken his garments, being set down again, he said to them: Know you what I have done to you?

13:13You call me Master and Lord. And you say well: for so I am.

13:14If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet.

13:15For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.

13:16Amen, amen, I say to you: The servant is not greater than his lord: neither is the apostle greater than he that sent him.

13:17If you know these things, you shall be blessed if you do them.

13:18I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen. But that the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eateth bread with me shall lift up his heel against me,

13:19At present I tell you, before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe that I am he.

13:20Amen, amen, I say to you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me: and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

13:21When Jesus had said these things, he was troubled in spirit; and he testified, and said: Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you shall betray me.

13:22The disciples therefore looked one upon another, doubting of whom he spoke.

13:23Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

13:24Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him and said to him: Who is it of whom he speaketh?

13:25He therefore, leaning on the breast of Jesus, saith to him: Lord, who is it?

13:26Jesus answered: He it is to whom I shall reach bread dipped. And when he had dipped the bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

13:27And after the morsel, Satan entered into him. And Jesus said to him: That which thou dost, do quickly.

13:28Now no man at the table knew to what purpose he said this unto him.

13:29For some thought, because Judas had the purse, that Jesus had said to him: Buy those things which we have need of for the festival day: or that he should give something to the poor.

13:30He therefore, having received the morsel, went out immediately. And it was night.

13:31When he therefore was gone out, Jesus said: Now is the Son of man glorified; and God is glorified in him.

13:32If God be glorified in him, God also will glorify him in himself: and immediately will he glorify him.

13:33Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me. And as I said to the Jews: Whither I go you cannot come; so I say to you now.

13:34A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

13:35By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.

13:36Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered: Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now: but thou shalt follow hereafter.

13:37Peter saith to him: Why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee.

13:38Jesus answered him: Wilt thou lay down thy life for me? Amen, amen, I say to thee, the cock shall not crow, till thou deny me thrice.

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