Jesus Asserts His Deity

22 At that time the [a]Feast of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem; 23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple area, in the portico of (A)Solomon. 24 (B)The Jews then surrounded Him and began saying to Him, “How long [b]will You keep us in suspense? If You are the [c]Christ, tell us (C)plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, (D)I told you, and you do not believe; (E)the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. 26 But you do not believe, because (F)you are not of My sheep. 27 My sheep (G)listen to My voice, and (H)I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give them (I)eternal life, and they will never perish; and (J)no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 [d]My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 (K)I and the Father are [e]one.”

31 The Jews (L)picked up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus replied to them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “We are not stoning You for a good work, but for (M)blasphemy; and because You, being a man, (N)make Yourself out to be God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in (O)your (P)Law: ‘(Q)I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be nullified), 36 are you saying of Him whom the Father (R)sanctified and (S)sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘(T)I am the Son of God’? 37 (U)If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe Me, believe (V)the works, so that you may [f]know and understand that (W)the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” 39 Therefore (X)they were seeking again to arrest Him, and (Y)He eluded their grasp.

40 And He went away (Z)again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He stayed there. 41 Many came to Him and were saying, “While John performed no (AA)sign, yet (AB)everything John said about this man was true.” 42 And (AC)many believed in Him there.

The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus

11 Now a certain man was sick: Lazarus of (AD)Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister (AE)Martha. And it was the Mary who (AF)anointed (AG)the Lord with [g]ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, “(AH)Lord, behold, (AI)he whom You love is sick.” But when Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness is not [h]meant for death, but is for (AJ)the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” (Now Jesus loved (AK)Martha and her sister, and Lazarus.) So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was. Then after this He *said to the disciples, (AL)Let’s go to Judea again.” The disciples *said to Him, “(AM)Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking (AN)to stone You, and yet You are going there again?” Jesus replied, (AO)Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks during the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if anyone walks during the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in [i]him.” 11 This He said, and after this He *said to them, “Our (AP)friend Lazarus (AQ)has fallen asleep; but I am going so that I may awaken him from sleep.” 12 The disciples then said to Him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will [j]come out of it.” 13 Now (AR)Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about [k]actual sleep. 14 So Jesus then said to them plainly, “Lazarus died, 15 and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let’s go to him.” 16 (AS)Therefore Thomas, who was called [l](AT)Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, “Let’s also go, so that we may die with Him!”

17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb (AU)four days. 18 Now (AV)Bethany was near Jerusalem, about [m]fifteen stadia away; 19 and many of (AW)the Jews had come to (AX)Martha and Mary, (AY)to console them about their brother. 20 So then (AZ)Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but (BA)Mary [n]stayed in the house. 21 Martha then said to Jesus, “(BB)Lord, (BC)if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 Even now I know that (BD)whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 23 Jesus *said to her, “Your brother will rise from the dead.” 24 Martha *said to Him, “(BE)I know that he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, (BF)I am the resurrection and the life; the one who believes in Me will live, even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me (BG)will never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have come to believe that You are (BH)the [o]Christ, the Son of God, and [p](BI)He who comes into the world.”


  1. John 10:22 Now known as Hanukkah, also the Feast of Lights
  2. John 10:24 Lit do You lift up our soul
  3. John 10:24 I.e., Messiah
  4. John 10:29 One early ms What My Father has given Me is greater than all
  5. John 10:30 Or a unity; or one essence
  6. John 10:38 Lit know and continue knowing
  7. John 11:2 Or perfume
  8. John 11:4 Lit toward death
  9. John 11:10 Or it; i.e., the world
  10. John 11:12 Lit be saved
  11. John 11:13 Lit the slumber of sleep
  12. John 11:16 I.e., the Twin
  13. John 11:18 Possibly 2 miles or 3 km; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 m
  14. John 11:20 Lit was sitting
  15. John 11:27 I.e., Messiah
  16. John 11:27 The Coming One was a Messianic title