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John 11 - Coverdale Miles 1535  Bible

The Death of Lazarus

1. There laye one sicke, named Lazarus of Bethania, in ye towne of Mary

2. It was yt Mary which anoynted ye LORDE wt oyntment,

3. The sent his sisters vnto hi,

4. Wha Iesus herde that, he sayde: This sicknesse is not vnto death, but for the prayse of God, yt the sonne of God maye be praysed there thorow.

5. Iesus loued Martha

6. Now wha he herde that he was sicke, he abode two dayes in ye place where he was.

7. Afterwarde sayde he vnto his disciples: Let vs go agayne i to Iewry.

8. His disciples sayde vnto him: Master, lately wolde the Iewes haue stoned the,

9. Iesus answered: Are there not twolue houres in ye daye? He yt walketh in the daye, stombleth not, for he seyeth ye light of this worlde.

10. But he that walketh in the night, stobleth: for there is no light in him.

11. This he spake,

12. The sayde his disciples: LORDE, yf he slepe, he shal do well ynough

13. (Howbeyt Iesus spake of his death but they thought yt he had spoke of ye bodely slepe.)

14. The sayde Iesus vnto the planely: Lazarus is deed,

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16. The sayde Thomas (which is called Didimus) vnto ye disciples: Let vs go also, yt we maye dye wt hi.

Jesus Comforts the Sisters of Lazarus

17. The came Iesus,

18. Bethanye was nye vnto Ierusale, aboute fiftene furloges.

19. And many of the Iewes were come to Martha

20. Now wha Martha herde yt Iesus came, she wete to mete him. But Mary satt styl at home.

21. The sayde Martha vnto Iesus: LORDE, yf thou haddest bene here, my brother had not bene deed.

22. But neuertheles I knowe also, what soeuer thou axest of God, that God wyl geue it the.

23. Iesus sayde vnto her: Thy brother shal ryse agayne.

24. Martha sayde vnto hi: I knowe, yt he shal ryse agayne in the resurreccion at ye last daye.

25. Iesus saide vnto her: I am the resurreccion

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27. She saide vnto him: Yee LORDE, I beleue, that thou art Christ the sonne of God, which shulde come into the worlde.

28. And wha she had sayde this, she wete hir waye,

29. She whan she herde that, rose vp quyckly, and came vnto him:

30. For Iesus was not yet come in to ye towne, but was yet in the place, where Martha met him.

31. The Iewes that were wt her in the house and comforted her, whan they sawe Mary, that she rose vp haistely,

32. Now wha Mary came where Iesus was

33. Wha Iesus sawe her wepe,

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35. And Iesus wepte.

36. Then sayde ye Iewes: Beholde how he loued him.

37. But some of the saide: Coulde no the which opened the eyes of ye blynde, haue made also, that this ma shulde not haue dyed?

Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead

38. But Iesus groned agayne in himself, and came to the graue. It was a caue, and a stone layed on it.

39. Iesus saide: Take awaye ye stone. Martha the sister of him yt was deed, saide vnto hi: LORDE, he stynketh allready, for he hath bene deed foure dayes.

40. Iesus sayde vnto her: Sayde I not vnto the, that yf thou dyddest beleue, thou shuldest se the glory of God?

41. Then toke they awaye the stone, where the deed laye. Iesus lift vp his eyes, and sayde: Father, I thake ye, that thou hast herde me.

42. Howbeit I knowe, that thou hearest me allwaye: but because of ye people that stonde by, I sayde it, that they maye beleue, that thou hast sent me.

43. Whan he had sayde this, he cryed loude: Lazarus come forth.

44. And ye deed came forth bounde hande

The Plot to Kill Jesus

45. Many now of ye Iewes which mere come vnto Mary, and sawe what Iesus dyd, beleued on him.

46. But some of the wente their waye vnto the pharises, and tolde the what Iesus had done.

47. Then the hye prestes, and the pharises gathered a councell, and sayde: What do we? This man doth many tokens.

48. Yf we let him go thus, all me wyl beleue in him: the shal the Romaynes come, and take awaye oure londe and people.

49. But one of them, named Caiphas, which was hye prest that same yeare, sayde vnto them: Ye knowe nothinge nether considre ye eny thinge at all.

50. It is better for us that one ma dye for the people, then that all the people shulde perishe.

51. This spake he not of himself, but for so moch as he was hye prest of the same yeare, he prophecied. For Iesus was for to dye for the people,

52. and not for the people onely, but that he shulde gather together the children of God, which were scatered abrode:

53. From that daye forth they toke coucell, how they might put him to death.

54. Iesus walked nomore openly amonge the Iewes, but wente from thence in to a countre by the wyldernesse, to a cite called Ephraim,

55. The Iewes Easter was nye at hande. And there wente vp many to Ierusale out of that countre before ye Easter, to purifye them selues.

56. Then stode they vp, and axed after Iesus, and spake amonge them selues in the temple: What thynke ye, that he cometh not to ye feast?

57. The hye prestes

1535 Miles Coverdale Bible

1535 Miles Coverdale Bible