1; Christ raises Lazarus, four days buried.
45; Many Jews believe.
47; The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against
49; Caiaphas prophesies.
54; Jesus hides himself.
55; At the passover they enquire after him, and lay wait for
The raising of Lazarus from the dead, being a work of Christ
beyond measure great, the most stupendous of all he had
hitherto performed, and beyond all others calculated to evince
his Divine majesty, was therefore purposely recorded by the
Evangelist John; while it was omitted by the other
Evangelists, probably, as Grotius supposes, because they wrote
their histories during the life of Lazarus, and they did not
mention him for fear of exciting the malice of the Jews
against him; as we find from ch. 12:10, that they sought to
put him to death, that our Lord might not have such a monument
of his power and goodness remaining in the land.
* was sick.
3,6 Ge 48:1 2Ki 20:1-12 Ac 9:37
5,11 12:2,9,17 Lu 16:20-25
12:1 Mt 21:17 Mr 11:1