The Jewish Passover was near, and many went up to Jerusalem from the country to purify themselves before the Passover.
Now a man was sick, Lazarus, from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him and let him go."
Then He left them, went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.
And He went into Jerusalem and into the temple complex. After looking around at everything, since it was already late, He went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands He blessed them.