The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
JOH 11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
JOH 11:13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he
had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
JOH 11:14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
JOH 11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the
intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
JOH 11:16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his
fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
JOH 11:17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave
four days already.
King James Bible