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The Death of Lazarus...
And a certain one was sick, El`azar from Beyth Anyah, the village of Miryam and her sister Martha.
(Now it was Miryam who anointed the Master with perfume and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother El'azar was sick).
Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, 'Master, see, he whom You love is sick.'
But when Yahushua heard, He said, 'This sickness is not unto death, but for the esteem of Elohim, so that the Son of Elohim might be esteemed by it.'
Now Yahushua loved Martha and her sister and El'azar .
Therefore, when He heard that he was sick, then indeed He stayed at the place where He was, two more days.
Then after this He said to the taught ones, 'Let us go back to Yehudah.'
The taught ones said to Him, 'Rabbi, the Yehudim were but now seeking to stone You, and are You going back there?'
Yahushua answered, 'Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
'But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.'
He said this, and after that He said to them, `Our friend El`azar has fallen asleep, but I am going there, to wake him up.`
Therefore the taught ones said to Him, 'Master, if he has fallen asleep he shall recover.'
But Yahushua had spoken about his death, whereas they thought that He spoke of taking rest in sleep.
So then Yahushua said to them plainly, `El`azar has died.
'And for your sake I am glad I was not there, in order for you to believe. But let us go to him.'
T'oma, who is called the Twin, then said to his fellow taught ones, 'Let us also go, so that we die with Him.'
Jesus Comforts Martha and Mary...
Therefore, when Yahushua arrived, He found that he had already been four days in the tomb.
Now Beyth Anyah was near Yerushalayim, about three kilometres away.
And many of the Yehudim had come to Martha and Miryam, to comfort them concerning their brother.
Martha, then, when she heard that Yahushua was coming, met Him, but Miryam was sitting in the house.
Martha, then, said to Yahushua, 'Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
`But even now I know that whatever You might ask of Elohim, Elohim shall give You.`
Yahushua said to her, 'Your brother shall rise again.'
Martha said to Him, `I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.`
Yahushua said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he dies, he shall live.
'And everyone that is living and believing in Me shall never die at all. Do you believe this?'
She said to Him, 'Yea, Master, I believe that You are the Messiah, the Son of Elohim, who is coming into the world.'
And having said this she went away and called her sister Miryam secretly, saying, 'The Teacher is here and calls you.'
When she heard, she rose up quickly and came to Him.
And Yahushua had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha met Him.
Therefore the Yehudim who were with her in the house, and were comforting her, when they saw that Miryam rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, 'She is going to the tomb to weep there.'
Miryam, therefore, when she came where Yahushua was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, 'Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.'
Yahushua, therefore, when He saw her weeping, and the Yehudim who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled,
and said, 'Where have you laid him?' They said to Him, 'Master, come and see.'
The Yehudim therefore said, 'See how He loved him!'
And some of them said, 'Was this One, who opened the eyes of the blind, not also able to prevent this one from dying?'
Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead...
Yahushua, therefore, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
Yahushua said, `Take away the stone.` Martha, the sister of him who had died, said to Him, `Master, already he smells, for it is four days.`
Yahushua said to her, 'Did I not say to you that if you believe, you shall see the esteem of Elohim?'
So they took away the stone where the dead man was laid. And Yahushua lifted up His eyes and said, 'Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
'And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing by I said this, in order that they believe that You sent Me.'
And when He had said this, He cried with a loud voice, 'El'azar, come out!'
And he who died came out bound feet and hands with wrappings, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Yahushua said to them, `Loosen him, and let him go.`
The Plot to Kill Jesus...
Therefore many of the Yehudim who had come to Miryam, and had seen what Yahushua did, believed in Him.
But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them what Yahushua did.
So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, 'What shall we do? Because this Man does many signs.
'If we let Him alone like this, they all shall believe in Him, and the Romans shall come and take away from us both our place and nation.'
And one of them, Qayapha, being high priest that year, said to them, 'You know naught,
neither do you consider that it is better for us that one man die for the people than that the entire nation should perish.'
But he did not say this from himself, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Yahushua was about to die for the nation,
and not for the nation only, but to gather together into one the children of Elohim who were scattered abroad.
So from that day on they plotted to kill Him.
Yahushua therefore no longer went openly among the Yehudim, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephrayim, and remained there with His taught ones.
Now the Passover of the Yehudim was near, and many went from the country up to Yerushalayim before the Passover, to set themselves apart.
And so they were seeking Yahushua, and spoke among one another, standing in the Set-apart Place, 'What do you think? Is He not coming to the festival at all?'
And both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should disclose it, in order for them to seize Him.