He was angry at their borderline blasphemy, and he was sad that their lack of faith caused them pain. All along, Jesus had the whole thing safe in his hands.
The account notes that Jesus loved Lazarus and his sisters and that when Lazarus died of illness, Jesus wept and was “greatly disturbed.” Although Lazarus had been entombed for four days by the time Jesus arrived at Bethany, he was raised by Jesus from the dead and emerged from the tomb wearing his burial cloths.
Jesus wept over the city and the temple of Jerusalem because they had ceased to serve the purpose for which they were intended. People had turned the temple, which was God’s house into a market where they over -reached in trade. Jerusalem had failed to serve as an example of holiness despite being Zion or David’s city.
Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Saint Lazarus or Lazarus of the Four Days , venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as (Righteous) Lazarus the Four Days Dead after he rose again, is the subject of a prominent sign of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death.
Mark uses the cursing of the barren fig tree to bracket and comment on his story of the Jewish temple: Jesus and his disciples are on their way to Jerusalem when Jesus curses a fig tree because it bears no fruit; in Jerusalem he drives the money-changers from the temple; and the next morning the disciples find that the
‘ The text says twice that Jesus was ‘ deeply moved in spirit and troubled ‘ (John 11:33, 38). In the original Greek, this phrase actually means furious indignation. ‘ Jesus wept at the pain and sorrow caused by the enemy invasion that had devastated his beautiful creation.
Lazarus died so that Jesus’ power over death would be apparent to his disciples. He was showing them something better than healing. He was proving he has the power to raise us from death. Jesus explained quite clearly that his purpose was to reveal God’s glory.
Lazarus was one of the few friends of Jesus Christ who was mentioned by name in the Gospels. In fact, we’re told Jesus loved him. Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus , sent a messenger to Jesus to tell him their brother was sick. Instead of rushing to Lazarus ‘ bedside, Jesus remained where he was two more days.
Lazarus. The Beloved Disciple has also been identified with Lazarus of Bethany, based on John 11:5: “Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus”, and John 11:3 “Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.”
Context. This verse occurs in John’s narrative of the death of Lazarus of Bethany, a follower of Jesus . Jesus , after talking to the grieving sisters and seeing Lazarus’s friends weeping , was deeply troubled and moved. After asking where Lazarus had been laid, and being invited to come see, Jesus wept .
During his agony as he prayed, “His sweat was, as it were, great drops of blood falling down upon the ground” (Luke 22:44). At the conclusion of the narrative, Jesus accepts that the hour has come for him to be betrayed.
Jesus wept . They remind us of the humanity of Jesus and that Jesus shares in our human pain and our grief. Jesus wept when His friend Lazarus died, even though He knew God could raise him from the dead.
This is the first of three miracles of Jesus in the canonical gospels in which he raises the dead , the other two being the raising of Jairus’ daughter and of Lazarus.
Biblical accounts The biblical narrative in Chapter 1 of the Acts of the Apostles takes place 40 days after the Resurrection. Acts 1 describes a meal at which Jesus commands the disciples to await the coming of the Holy Spirit.
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, ” Lazarus , come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”