3 The sisters sent Jesus a message: “Lord, your dear friend is ill.”

4 When Jesus heard it, he said, “The final result of this illness will not be the death of Lazarus; this has happened in order to bring glory to God, and it will be the means by which the Son of God will receive glory.”

5 Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

6 Yet when he received the news that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days.

7 Then he said to the disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”

17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had been buried four days before.

20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed in the house.

21 Martha said to Jesus, “If you had been here, Lord, my brother would not have died!

22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask him for.”

23 “Your brother will rise to life,” Jesus told her.

24 “I know,” she replied, “that he will rise to life on the last day.”

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