Oct. 30

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John 11:1-16 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Death of Lazarus

11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”

5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that Lazarus[a] was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 8 The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” 9 Jesus 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.10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”11 After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” 12 The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died,15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16 So Thomas, called the Twin,[b] said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

Psalm 22:19-31 English Standard Version (ESV)

19 

But you, O Lord, do not be far off!

    O you my help, come quickly to my aid!

20 

Deliver my soul from the sword,

    my precious life from the power of the dog!

21 

    Save me from the mouth of the lion!

You have rescued[a] me from the horns of the wild oxen!

22 

I will tell of your name to my brothers;

    in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:

23 

You who fear the Lord, praise him!

    All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,

    and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!

24 

For he has not despised or abhorred

    the affliction of the afflicted,

and he has not hidden his face from him,

    but has heard, when he cried to him.

25 

From you comes my praise in the great congregation;

    my vows I will perform before those who fear him.

26 

The afflicted[b] shall eat and be satisfied;

    those who seek him shall praise the Lord!

    May your hearts live forever!

27 

All the ends of the earth shall remember

    and turn to the Lord,

and all the families of the nations

    shall worship before you.

28 

For kingship belongs to the Lord,

    and he rules over the nations.

29 

All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;

    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,

    even the one who could not keep himself alive.

30 

Posterity shall serve him;

    it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;

31 

they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,    that he has done it.

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