(From: JOHN #25 - 11:1-16)
C. 11:1-53 RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS: THIRD SIGN ASSURING JESUS' DEATH
1. 11:1-16 THE DEATH OF LAZARUS
a. 11:1 Now a certain manwas sick, Lazarus of Bethany, of the village of Mary and her :sister Martha.
En DE tis as-theNON, LAza-ros aPO Be-thaNIas, ek tes KOmes MaRIas kai MARthas tes a-delPHES auTES.
b. 11:2 MARY WHO ANOINTED THE LORD WITH OINTMENT
en de Ma-riAM heaLEIpsa-sa ton KUri-on MUro,
And it was Mariam who anointed the Lord with ointment,
kai ekMAxa-sa [1591 tous POdas auTOU tais thriXIN auTES, hes ho a-delPHOS LAza-ros esTHEnei.
and wiped his :feet with her :hair, whose :brother Lazarus was sick.
c. 11:3 The sisters therefore sent unto him, saying, Lord, see, hewhom you love is sick.
aPEstei-lan oun hai a-delPHAI pros auTON, LEgou-sai, KUri-e, Ide, hon phiLEIS  as-theNEI.
d. 11:4 JESUS EXPLAINS THIS SICKNESS
aKOUsas de ho 'IeSOUS, EIpen,
But when :Jesus heard it, he said,
HAUtehe asTHEnei-a ouk EStin pros THAna-ton , all' huPER tes DOxes tou TheOU,
This :sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of :God,
HIna do-xasTHEho huiOS tou TheOU di' auTES.
that the Son of :God be glorified by it.
e. 11:5 Now :Jesus loved :Martha, and her :sister, and :Lazarus.
eGApa de ho 'IeSOUS ten MARthan, kai ten a-delPHEN auTES, kai ton LAza-ron.
f. 11:6 JESUS DELAYS HIS RESPONSE
hos oun Ekou-sen HOti as-theNEI,
When therefore he heard that he was sick,
TOte men Emei-nen  en ho en TOpo DUo heMEras.
he then accordingly remained two days in the place where he was.
g. 11:7 Thereupon after this he said to the disciples, Let us go into :Judea again.
Epei-ta meTA TOUto LEgei tois ma-theTAIS, Ago-men eis ten IouDAIan PAlin.
h. 11:8 THE DISCIPLES ALARMED
LEgou-sin auTOhoi ma-theTAI, 'RabBEI, nun eZEtoun se liTHAsai 
The disciples say to him, Rabbi, the Jews were butnow seeking
hoi IouDAIoi; kai PAlin huPAgeis eKEI?
to stone you; and do you go there again?
i. 11:9a Jesus answered, Are therenot twelve hours in the day?
a-peKRItheIeSOUS, OuCHI DOde-ka HO-RAI ei-sin tes heMEras?
j. 11:9b If one walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this :world.
eAN tis pe-ri-paTEen teheMEra, ou proSKOPtei , HOti to phos tou KOSmou TOUtou BLEpei.
k. 11:10 But if one walk in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.
eAN DE tis pe-ri-paTE en te nukTI, proSKOPtei , HOti to phos ouk EStin en auTO.
l. 11:11 JESUS FORETELLS HIS ACTION FOR LAZARUS
TAUta EIpen: kai meTA TOUto LEgei auTOIS,
These thingsspoke he: and after this he said to them,
LAza-ros ho PHIlos  heMON keKOIme-tai ; alLA poREUo-mai, HIna e-xupNIso  auTON.
Our :friend Lazarus is fallen asleep; but I go, that I awake him.
m. 11:12 The disciples therefore said to him, Lord, if he is fallen asleep, he will recover.
EIpan oun hoi ma-theTAI auTO, KUri-e, ei keKOIme-tai, soTHEse-tai .
n. 11:13 THE NATURE OF THEIR MISUNDERSTANDING
eiREkei de ho IeSOUS peRI tou thaNAtou auTOU:
Now :Jesus had spoken of his :death:
eKEInoi de Edo-xan  HOti peRI tes koiMEse-os  tou HUPnou  LEgei.
but THEY thought that he spoke of taking:rest in :sleep.
o. 11:14 Then :Jesus therefore said to them openly, Lazarus is dead.
TOte oun EIpen auTOIS ho IeSOUS par-reSIa , LAza-ros aPEtha-nen.
p. 11:15 And I am glad for you that I was not there, that you may believe; but let us go unto him.
kai CHAIro  di' huMAS HIna piSTEUse-te, HOti ouk HEmen eKEI; alLA Ago-men pros auTON.
q. 11:16 THOMAS STILL MISUNDERSTANDS
EIpen oun ThoMAS, ho leGOme-nos DIdu-mos, tois sun-ma-theTAIS,
Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said to his:fellow-disciples,
Ago-men kai heMEIS, HIna a-poTHAno-men met' auTOU.
Let US also go, that we may die with him.
NOTE: This is the beginning of the account of the last “sign” of Jesus - the one that finally precipitated the decision of the Jewish leaders to kill Him - and Lazarus too, because many people were now believing in Jesus because of this resurrection from the dead.
The deliberate delay on Jesus' part to come and merely heal Lazarus when he was sick, yet set the stage for the impact on the crowd, and the many who started to believe for what was to follow. Jesus by-passed the plea of Mary and Martha, so that God could be more greatly glorified, and that it would give occasion for His disciples to deepen their faith in Him. His delayed response did everything He designed it to do. And - all He did - was at His Father's leading.
11:1-16 is a unique subdivision setting the stage for what was about to follow. J.A.W.