March 3rd, 2019

Quinquagesima


Explanation of the Week

The seeing are blind, while the one who is blind can see. (Lk 18:31-43) Jesus tells the twelve that He is going up to Jerusalem to suffer and die and rise again. But they cannot understand or grasp what He is saying. The meaning of His words is hidden from their sight. However, as Jesus makes His way up to Jerusalem, a blind man calls out to Him for mercy. This blind man sees that Jesus is the Messiah-Savior; for he calls Him "Son of David." Indeed, Jesus is the Lord's anointed, the keeper of sheep (I Samuel 16:1-13) who goes to lay down His life for the sheep. He is the incarnate love of the Father who suffers long and is kind, who is not puffed up, who never fails us. (1 Cor 13:1-13) Jesus opens the eyes of the blind (Is 35:3-7) to see Him not according to outward appearances of lowliness, but according to His heart of mercy and compassion. Those who behold Him thus by faith follow Him to the cross through death into life.

Introit

Antiphon:
Be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to | save me.*
     For You are my rock and my | fortress.
Therefore, for Your | name's sake,*
     lead me and | guide me. (Psalm 31:2-3)

Psalm:
In You, O LORD, I put my trust; let me never | be ashamed;*
     deliver me in Your | righteousness.
Into Your hand I commit my | spirit;*
     You have redeemed me, O LORD | God of truth.
Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in | trouble;*
     my eye wastes a- | way with grief.
Make Your face shine upon Your | servant;*
     save me for Your | mercies' sake. (Psalm 31:1, 5, 9, 16)

Collect (LSB)

O Lord, mercifully hear our prayers and, having set us free from the bonds of our sins, deliver us from every evil; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Collect (TLH)

O Lord, we beseech Thee, mercifully hear our prayers and, having set us free from the bonds of sin, defend us from all evil; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Preces nostras quaesumus Domine clementer exaudi, atque a peccatorum vinculis absolutos, ab omni nos adversitate custodi. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): 1 Sam. 16:1-13


Samuel Goes to Bethlehem

 1Now the LORD said to Samuel, "(A)How long will you grieve over Saul, since (B)I have rejected him from being king over Israel? (C)Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to (D)Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have (E)selected a king for Myself among his sons."

 2But Samuel said, "How can I go? When Saul hears of it, he will kill me." And the LORD said, "(F)Take a heifer with you and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.'

 3"You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and (G)I will show you what you shall do; and (H)you shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate to you."

 4So Samuel did what the LORD said, and came to (I)Bethlehem And the elders of the city came trembling to meet him and said, "(J)Do you come in peace?"

 5He said, "In peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. (K)Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." He also consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

 6When they entered, he looked at (L)Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him."

 7But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, (M)but the LORD looks at the heart."

 8Then Jesse called (N)Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."

 9Next Jesse made (O)Shammah pass by. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."

 10Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these."

 11And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "(P)There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here."

David Anointed

 12So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with (Q)beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance And the LORD said, "(R)Arise, anoint him; for this is he."

 13Then Samuel took the horn of oil and (S)anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and (T)the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.

Cross references:1 Samuel 16:1 : 1 Sam 15:35 1 Samuel 16:1 : 1 Sam 13:13, 14; 15:23 1 Samuel 16:1 : 1 Sam 9:16; 10:1; 2 Kin 9:1 1 Samuel 16:1 : Ruth 4:17-22 1 Samuel 16:1 : Ps 78:70, 71; Acts 13:22 1 Samuel 16:2 : 1 Sam 20:29 1 Samuel 16:3 : Ex 4:15; Acts 9:6 1 Samuel 16:3 : Deut 17:14, 15; 1 Sam 9:16 1 Samuel 16:4 : Gen 48:7; Luke 2:4 1 Samuel 16:4 : 1 Kin 2:13; 2 Kin 9:22; 1 Chr 12:17, 18 1 Samuel 16:5 : Gen 35:2; Ex 19:10 1 Samuel 16:6 : 1 Sam 17:13 1 Samuel 16:7 : 1 Sam 2:3; 1 Kin 8:39; 1 Chr 28:9; Luke 16:15 1 Samuel 16:8 : 1 Sam 17:13 1 Samuel 16:9 : 1 Sam 17:13 1 Samuel 16:11 : 1 Sam 17:12; 2 Sam 13:3 1 Samuel 16:12 : Gen 39:6; Ex 2:2; Acts 7:20 1 Samuel 16:12 : 1 Sam 9:17 1 Samuel 16:13 : 1 Sam 10:1 1 Samuel 16:13 : Num 27:18; 1 Sam 10:6, 9, 10


Old Testament: Isaiah 35:3-7



    3(A)Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.
    4Say to those with (B)anxious heart,
         "Take courage, fear not
         Behold, your God will come with (C)vengeance;
         The (D)recompense of God will come,
         But He will (E)save you."
    5Then the (F)eyes of the blind will be opened
         And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
    6Then the (G)lame will leap like a deer,
         And the (H)tongue of the mute will shout for joy
         For waters will break forth in the (I)wilderness
         And streams in the Arabah.
    7The scorched land will become a pool
         And the thirsty ground (J)springs of water;
         In the (K)haunt of jackals, its resting place,
         Grass becomes reeds and rushes.

Cross references:Isaiah 35:3 : Job 4:3, 4; Heb 12:12 Isaiah 35:4 : Is 32:4 Isaiah 35:4 : Is 1:24; 47:3; 61:2; 63:4 Isaiah 35:4 : Is 34:8; 59:18 Isaiah 35:4 : Ps 145:19; Is 33:22; 35:4 Isaiah 35:5 : Is 29:18; 32:3, 4; 42:7, 16; 50:4; Matt 11:5; John 9:6, 7 Isaiah 35:6 : Matt 15:30; John 5:8, 9; Acts 3:8 Isaiah 35:6 : Matt 9:32; Luke 11:14 Isaiah 35:6 : Is 35:1; 41:18; 43:19; 49:10; 51:3; John 7:38 Isaiah 35:7 : Is 49:10 Isaiah 35:7 : Is 13:22; 34:13


Gradual

You are the God who does | wonders;*
     You have declared Your strength among the | peoples.
You have with Your arm redeemed Your | people,*
     The sons of Jacob and | Joseph. (Psalm 77:14–15)

Epistle: 1 Cor. 13:1-13


The Excellence of Love

 1If I speak with the (A)tongues of men and of (B)angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a (C)clanging cymbal.

 2If I have the gift of (D)prophecy, and know all (E)mysteries and all (F)knowledge; and if I have (G)all faith, so as to (H)remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

 3And if I (I)give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I (J)surrender my body [a]to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

 4Love (K)is patient, love is kind and (L)is not jealous; love does not brag and is not (M)arrogant,

 5does not act unbecomingly; it (N)does not seek its own, is not provoked, (O)does not take into account a wrong suffered,

 6(P)does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but (Q)rejoices with the truth;

 7(R)bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 8Love never fails; but if there are gifts of (S)prophecy, they will be done away; if there are (T)tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

 9For we (U)know in part and we prophesy in part;

 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.

 11When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.

 12For now we (V)see in a mirror dimly, but then (W)face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also (X)have been fully known.

 13But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is (Y)love.

Footnotes:1 Corinthians 13:3 Early mss read that I may boast
Cross references:1 Corinthians 13:1 : 1 Cor 12:10 1 Corinthians 13:1 : 2 Cor 12:4; Rev 14:2 1 Corinthians 13:1 : Ps 150:5 1 Corinthians 13:2 : Matt 7:22; Acts 13:1; 1 Cor 11:4; 13:8; 14:1, 39 1 Corinthians 13:2 : 1 Cor 14:2; 15:51 1 Corinthians 13:2 : Rom 15:14 1 Corinthians 13:2 : 1 Cor 12:9 1 Corinthians 13:2 : Matt 17:20; 21:21; Mark 11:23 1 Corinthians 13:3 : Matt 6:2 1 Corinthians 13:3 : Dan 3:28 1 Corinthians 13:4 : Prov 10:12; 17:9; 1 Thess 5:14; 1 Pet 4:8 1 Corinthians 13:4 : Acts 7:9 1 Corinthians 13:4 : 1 Cor 4:6 1 Corinthians 13:5 : 1 Cor 10:24; Phil 2:21 1 Corinthians 13:5 : 2 Cor 5:19 1 Corinthians 13:6 : 2 Thess 2:12 1 Corinthians 13:6 : 2 John 4; 3 John 3 1 Corinthians 13:7 : 1 Cor 9:12 1 Corinthians 13:8 : 1 Cor 13:2 1 Corinthians 13:8 : 1 Cor 13:1 1 Corinthians 13:9 : 1 Cor 8:2; 13:12 1 Corinthians 13:12 : 2 Cor 5:7; Phil 3:12; James 1:23 1 Corinthians 13:12 : Gen 32:30; Num 12:8; 1 John 3:2 1 Corinthians 13:12 : 1 Cor 8:3 1 Corinthians 13:13 : Gal 5:6


Verse

Make a joyful shout to the LORD, | all you lands!*
     Serve the LORD with | gladness;
come before His presence with | singing.*
     Know that the LORD, | He is God;
it is He who has | made us,*
     and not | we ourselves;
we are His /people*
     and the sheep of His | pasture. (Psalm 100:1–3)

Gospel: Luke 18:31-43


 31(A)Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, (B)we are going up to Jerusalem, and (C)all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished.

 32"(D)For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon,

 33and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again."

 34But (E)the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.

Bartimaeus Receives Sight
 35(F)As (G)Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

 36Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was.

 37They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.

 38And he called out, saying, "Jesus, (H)Son of David, have mercy on me!"

 39Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, "(I)Son of David, have mercy on me!"

 40And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him,

 41"What do you want Me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, I want to regain my sight!"

 42And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; (J)your faith has made you well."

 43Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, (K)glorifying God; and when (L)all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.

Cross references:Luke 18:31 : Matt 20:17-19; Mark 10:32-34 Luke 18:31 : Luke 9:51 Luke 18:31 : Ps 22; Is 53 Luke 18:32 : Matt 16:21 Luke 18:34 : Mark 9:32; Luke 9:45 Luke 18:35 : Matt 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52 Luke 18:35 : Matt 20:29; Mark 10:46; Luke 19:1 Luke 18:38 : Matt 9:27; Luke 18:39 Luke 18:39 : Luke 18:38 Luke 18:42 : Matt 9:22 Luke 18:43 : Matt 9:8 Luke 18:43 : Luke 9:43; 13:17; 19:37


Offertory

Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth. (Psalm 119)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 26


Protestation of Integrity and Prayer for Protection.

A Psalm of David.

    1[a](A)Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have (B)walked in my integrity,
         And I have (C)trusted in the LORD (D)without wavering.
    2(E)Examine me, O LORD, and try me;
         (F)Test my [b]mind and my heart.
    3For Your (G)lovingkindness is before my eyes,
         And I have (H)walked in Your truth.
    4I do not (I)sit with [c]deceitful men,
         Nor will I go with (J)pretenders.
    5I (K)hate the assembly of evildoers,
         And I will not sit with the wicked.
    6I shall (L)wash my hands in innocence,
         And I will go about (M)Your altar, O LORD,
    7That I may proclaim with the voice of (N)thanksgiving
         And declare all Your wonders.
    8O LORD, I (O)love the habitation of Your house
         And the place where Your (P)glory dwells.
    9(Q)Do not take my soul away along with sinners,
         Nor my life with (R)men of bloodshed,
    10In whose hands is a (S)wicked scheme,
         And whose right hand is full of (T)bribes.
    11But as for me, I shall (U)walk in my integrity;
         (V)Redeem me, and be gracious to me.
    12(W)My foot stands on a (X)level place;
         In the (Y)congregations I shall bless the LORD.

Footnotes:Psalm 26:1 Lit Judge Psalm 26:2 Lit kidneys, figurative for inner man Psalm 26:4 Or worthless men; lit men of falsehood
Cross references:Psalm 26:1 : Ps 7:8 Psalm 26:1 : 2 Kin 20:3; Prov 20:7 Psalm 26:1 : Ps 13:5; 28:7 Psalm 26:1 : Heb 10:23 Psalm 26:2 : Ps 17:3; 139:23 Psalm 26:2 : Ps 7:9 Psalm 26:3 : Ps 48:9 Psalm 26:3 : 2 Kin 20:3; Ps 86:11 Psalm 26:4 : Ps 1:1 Psalm 26:4 : Ps 28:3 Psalm 26:5 : Ps 31:6; 139:21 Psalm 26:6 : Ps 73:13 Psalm 26:6 : Ps 43:3, 4 Psalm 26:7 : Ps 9:1 Psalm 26:8 : Ps 27:4 Psalm 26:8 : Ps 24:7 Psalm 26:9 : Ps 28:3 Psalm 26:9 : Ps 139:19 Psalm 26:10 : Ps 37:7 Psalm 26:10 : Ps 15:5 Psalm 26:11 : Ps 26:1 Psalm 26:11 : Ps 44:26; 69:18 Psalm 26:12 : Ps 40:2 Psalm 26:12 : Ps 27:11 Psalm 26:12 : Ps 22:22


First Reading: Job 34:10-33



    10"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.
         Far be it from God to (A)do wickedness,
         And from the Almighty to do wrong.
    11"For He pays a man according to (B)his work,
         And makes him find it according to his way.
    12"Surely, (C)God will not act wickedly,
         And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
    13"Who (D)gave Him authority over the earth?
         And who (E)has laid on Him the whole world?
    14"If He should determine to do so,
         If He should (F)gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
    15All (G)flesh would perish together,
         And man would (H)return to dust.
    16"But if you have understanding, hear this;
         Listen to the sound of my words.
    17"Shall (I)one who hates justice rule?
         And (J)will you condemn the righteous mighty One,
    18Who says to a king, 'Worthless one,'
         To nobles, 'Wicked ones';
    19Who shows no (K)partiality to princes
         Nor regards the rich above the poor,
         For they all are the (L)work of His hands?
    20"In a moment they die, and (M)at midnight
         People are shaken and pass away,
         And (N)the mighty are taken away without a hand.
    21"For (O)His eyes are upon the ways of a man,
         And He sees all his steps.
    22"There is (P)no darkness or deep shadow
         Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
    23"For He does not (Q)need to consider a man further,
         That he should go before God in judgment.
    24"He breaks in pieces (R)mighty men without inquiry,
         And sets others in their place.
    25"Therefore He (S)knows their works,
         And (T)He overthrows them in the night,
         And they are crushed.
    26"He (U)strikes them like the wicked
         In a public place,
    27Because they (V)turned aside from following Him,
         And (W)had no regard for any of His ways;
    28So that they caused (X)the cry of the poor to come to Him,
         And that He might (Y)hear the cry of the afflicted--
    29When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn?
         And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him,
         That is, in regard to both nation and man?--
    30So that (Z)godless men would not rule
         Nor be snares of the people.
    31"For has anyone said to God,
         'I have borne chastisement;
         I will not offend anymore;
    32Teach me what I do not see;
         If I have (AA)done iniquity,
         I will not do it again'?
    33"Shall He (AB)recompense on your terms, because you have rejected it?
         For you must choose, and not I;
         Therefore declare what you know.

Cross references:Job 34:10 : Gen 18:25; Deut 32:4; Job 8:3; 34:12; Rom 9:14 Job 34:11 : Job 34:25; Ps 62:12; Prov 24:12; Jer 32:19; Ezek 33:20; Matt 16:27; Rom 2:6; 2 Cor 5:10; Rev 22:12 Job 34:12 : Job 34:10 Job 34:13 : Job 38:4 Job 34:13 : Job 38:5 Job 34:14 : Job 12:10; Ps 104:29; Eccl 12:7 Job 34:15 : Gen 7:21; Job 9:22 Job 34:15 : Gen 3:19; Job 10:9 Job 34:17 : 2 Sam 23:3; Job 34:30 Job 34:17 : Job 40:8 Job 34:19 : Lev 19:15; Deut 10:17; 2 Chr 19:7; Acts 10:34; Rom 2:11; Gal 2:6; Eph 6:9; Col 3:25; 1 Pet 1:17 Job 34:19 : Job 10:3 Job 34:20 : Ex 12:29; Job 34:25; 36:20 Job 34:20 : Job 12:19 Job 34:21 : Job 24:23; 31:4; Prov 5:21; 15:3; Jer 16:17 Job 34:22 : Ps 139:11, 12; Amos 9:2, 3 Job 34:23 : Job 11:11 Job 34:24 : Job 12:19 Job 34:25 : Job 34:11 Job 34:25 : Job 34:20 Job 34:26 : Ps 9:5; 11:5 Job 34:27 : 1 Sam 15:11 Job 34:27 : Job 21:14 Job 34:28 : Job 35:9; James 5:4 Job 34:28 : Ex 22:23; Job 22:27 Job 34:30 : Job 5:15; 20:5; 34:17; Prov 29:2-12 Job 34:32 : Job 33:27 Job 34:33 : Job 41:11


Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 27


A Psalm of Fearless Trust in God.

A Psalm of David.

    1The LORD is my (A)light and my (B)salvation;
         Whom shall I fear?
         The LORD is the (C)defense of my life;
         (D)Whom shall I dread?
    2When evildoers came upon me to (E)devour my flesh,
         My adversaries and my enemies, they (F)stumbled and fell.
    3Though a (G)host encamp against me,
         My heart will not fear;
         Though war arise against me,
         In spite of this I shall be (H)confident.
    4(I)One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
         That I may (J)dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
         To behold (K)the [a]beauty of the LORD
         And to [b](L)meditate in His temple.
    5For in the (M)day of trouble He will (N)conceal me in His tabernacle;
         In the secret place of His tent He will (O)hide me;
         He will (P)lift me up on a rock.
    6And now (Q)my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
         And I will offer in His tent (R)sacrifices with shouts of joy;
         I will (S)sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
    7(T)Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice,
         And be gracious to me and (U)answer me.
    8When You said, "(V)Seek My face," my heart said to You,
         "Your face, O LORD, (W)I shall seek."
    9(X)Do not hide Your face from me,
         Do not turn Your servant away in (Y)anger;
         You have been (Z)my help;
         (AA)Do not abandon me nor (AB)forsake me,
         O God of my salvation!
    10For my father and (AC)my mother have forsaken me,
         But (AD)the LORD will take me up.
    11(AE)Teach me Your way, O LORD,
         And lead me in a (AF)level path
         Because of my foes.
    12Do not deliver me over to the (AG)desire of my adversaries,
         For (AH)false witnesses have risen against me,
         And such as (AI)breathe out violence.
    13I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the (AJ)goodness of the LORD
         In the (AK)land of the living.
    14(AL)Wait for the LORD;
         Be (AM)strong and let your heart take courage;
         Yes, wait for the LORD.

Footnotes:Psalm 27:4 Lit delightfulness Psalm 27:4 Lit inquire
Cross references:Psalm 27:1 : Ps 18:28; Is 60:20; Mic 7:8 Psalm 27:1 : Ex 15:2; Ps 62:7; 118:14; Is 33:2; Jon 2:9 Psalm 27:1 : Ps 28:8 Psalm 27:1 : Ps 118:6 Psalm 27:2 : Ps 14:4 Psalm 27:2 : Ps 9:3 Psalm 27:3 : Ps 3:6 Psalm 27:3 : Job 4:6 Psalm 27:4 : Ps 26:8 Psalm 27:4 : Ps 23:6 Psalm 27:4 : Ps 90:17 Psalm 27:4 : Ps 18:6 Psalm 27:5 : Ps 50:15 Psalm 27:5 : Ps 31:20 Psalm 27:5 : Ps 17:8 Psalm 27:5 : Ps 40:2 Psalm 27:6 : Ps 3:3 Psalm 27:6 : Ps 107:22 Psalm 27:6 : Ps 13:6 Psalm 27:7 : Ps 4:3; 61:1 Psalm 27:7 : Ps 13:3 Psalm 27:8 : Ps 105:4; Amos 5:6 Psalm 27:8 : Ps 34:4 Psalm 27:9 : Ps 69:17 Psalm 27:9 : Ps 6:1 Psalm 27:9 : Ps 40:17 Psalm 27:9 : Ps 94:14 Psalm 27:9 : Ps 37:28 Psalm 27:10 : Is 49:15 Psalm 27:10 : Is 40:11 Psalm 27:11 : Ps 25:4; 86:11 Psalm 27:11 : Ps 5:8; 26:12 Psalm 27:12 : Ps 41:2 Psalm 27:12 : Deut 19:18; Ps 35:11; Matt 26:60 Psalm 27:12 : Acts 9:1 Psalm 27:13 : Ps 31:19 Psalm 27:13 : Job 28:13; Ps 52:5; 116:9; 142:5; Is 38:11; Jer 11:19; Ezek 26:20 Psalm 27:14 : Ps 25:3; 37:34; 40:1; 62:5; 130:5; Prov 20:22; Is 25:9 Psalm 27:14 : Ps 31:24


Second Reading: John 11:17-37


 17So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb (A)four days.

 18Now (B)Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off;

 19and many of (C)the Jews had come to (D)Martha and Mary, (E)to console them concerning their brother.

 20(F)Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but (G)Mary stayed at the house.

 21Martha then said to Jesus, "(H)Lord, (I)if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

 22"Even now I know that (J)whatever You ask of God, God will give You."

 23Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."

 24Martha said to Him, "(K)I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day."

 25Jesus said to her, "(L)I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,

 26and everyone who lives and believes in Me (M)will never die. Do you believe this?"

 27She said to Him, "Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are (N)the Christ, the Son of God, even (O)He who comes into the world."

 28When she had said this, she (P)went away and called Mary her sister, saying secretly, "(Q)The Teacher is here and is calling for you."

 29And when she heard it, she got up quickly and was coming to Him.

 30Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but (R)was still in the place where Martha met Him.

 31(S)Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and (T)consoling her, when they saw that Mary got up quickly and went out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there.

 32Therefore, when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, "(U)Lord, (V)if You had been here, my brother would not have died."

 33When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and (W)the Jews who came with her also weeping, He (X)was deeply moved in spirit and (Y)was troubled,

 34and said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."

 35Jesus (Z)wept.

 36So (AA)the Jews were saying, "See how He (AB)loved him!"

 37But some of them said, "Could not this man, who (AC)opened the eyes of the blind man, have kept this man also from dying?"

Cross references:John 11:17 : John 11:39 John 11:18 : John 11:1 John 11:19 : John 1:19; 11:8 John 11:19 : John 11:1 John 11:19 : 1 Sam 31:13; 1 Chr 10:12; Job 2:11; John 11:31 John 11:20 : Luke 10:38-42 John 11:20 : Luke 10:38-42 John 11:21 : John 11:2 John 11:21 : John 11:32, 37 John 11:22 : John 9:31; 11:41 John 11:24 : Dan 12:2; John 5:28; Acts 24:15 John 11:25 : John 1:4; 5:26; 6:39; Rev 1:18 John 11:26 : John 6:47, 50, 51; 8:51 John 11:27 : Matt 16:16; Luke 2:11 John 11:27 : John 6:14 John 11:28 : John 11:30 John 11:28 : Matt 26:18; Mark 14:14; Luke 22:11; John 13:13 John 11:30 : John 11:20 John 11:31 : John 11:19, 33 John 11:31 : John 11:19 John 11:32 : John 11:2 John 11:32 : John 11:21 John 11:33 : John 11:19 John 11:33 : John 11:38 John 11:33 : John 12:27; 13:21 John 11:35 : Luke 19:41; John 11:33 John 11:36 : John 11:19 John 11:36 : John 11:3 John 11:37 : John 9:7


Translations
ESV KJV NASB NIV NKJV

Source code and application, Copyright © 2008-2019 Stan Lemon.