11:24. Martha saith to him: I know that he shall rise again, in the resurrection at the last day.
11:25. Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live:
11:26. And every one that liveth and believeth in me shall not die for ever. Believest thou this?
11:27. She saith to him: Yea, Lord, I have believed that thou art Christ, the Son of the living God, who art come into this world.
11:28. And when she had said these things, she went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying: The master is come and calleth for thee.
11:29. She, as soon as she heard this, riseth quickly and cometh to him.
11:30. For Jesus was not yet come into the town: but he was still in that place where Martha had met him.
11:31. The 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.
11:32. When 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.
11:33. Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping, and the Jews that were come with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and troubled himself,
11:34. And said: Where have you laid him? They say to him: Lord, come and see.
11:35. And Jesus wept.
11:36. The Jews therefore said: Behold how he loved him.
11:37. But some of them said: Could not he that opened the eyes of the man born blind have caused that this man should not die?
11:38. Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh to the sepulchre. Now it was a cave; and a stone was laid over it.
11:39. Jesus 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.
11:40. Jesus saith to her: Did not I say to thee that if thou believe, thou shalt see the glory of God?
11:41. They took therefore the stone away. And Jesus lifting up his eyes, said: Father, I give thee thanks that thou hast heard me.
11:42. And 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.
11:43. When he had said these things, he cried with a loud voice: Lazarus, come forth.
11:44. And 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.
11:45. Many therefore of the Jews, who were come to Mary and Martha and had seen the things that Jesus did, believed in him.
11:46. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things that Jesus had done.
11:47. The chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees gathered a council and said: What do we, for this man doth many miracles?
11:48. If we let him alone so, all will believe in him; and the Romans will come, and take away our place and nation.
11:49. But one of them, named Caiphas, being the high priest that year, said to them: You know nothing.
11:50. Neither do you consider that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people and that the whole nation perish not.
11:51. And this he spoke not of himself: but being the high priest of that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation.
11:52. And not only for the nation, but to gather together in one the children of God that were dispersed.
11:53. From that day therefore they devised to put him to death.
11:54. Wherefore 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.
11:55. And the pasch of the Jews was at hand: and many from the country went up to Jerusalem, before the pasch, to purify themselves.
11:56. They 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? And 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.
John Chapter 12
The anointing of Christ's feet. His riding into Jerusalem upon an ass. A voice from heaven.
12:1. Jesus therefore, six days before the pasch, came to Bethania, where Lazarus had been dead, whom Jesus raised to life.
12:2. And they made him a supper there: and Martha served. But Lazarus was one of them that were at table with him.
12:3. Mary 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.
12:4. Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said:
12:5. Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence and given to the poor?
12:6. Now 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.
12:7. Jesus therefore said: Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of my burial.
12:8. For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.
See the annotation of St. Matt. 26. 11.
12:9. A 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.
12:10. But the chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also:
12:11. Because many of the Jews, by reason of him, went away and believed in Jesus.
12:12. And on the next day, a great multitude that was come to the festival day, when they had heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
12:13. Took 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.
12:14. And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it, as it is written: