But the Lord
(Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.)
Now a certain man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village where Mary and her sister Martha lived.
so many of the Jewish people of the region
So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary was sitting in the house.
(Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still in the place where Martha had come out to meet him.)
So they prepared a dinner for Jesus
Now as they went on their way, Jesus
Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”
But Martha was distracted
and the one who lives and believes in me will never die.
And when she had said this, Martha