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BibleGateway: John 11:47-57

ESV Text: John 11:47-57

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 5:19 and ends at about 6:55

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47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. 48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. 49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, 50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. 51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; 52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. 53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death. 54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples. 55 And the Jews’ passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves. 56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast? 57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take him.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 444:
Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You

— Organ Audio

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1. Rise! To arms! With prayer employ you, 
O Christians, lest the Foe destroy you, 
For Satan has designed your fall. 
Wield God’s Word, a weapon glorious! 
Against each foe you’ll be victorious; 
Our God will set you o’er them all. 
Is Satan strong and fell? 
Here is Immanuel. 
Sing hosanna! 
The strong ones yield, 
With Christ our Shield, 
And we as conqueror’s hold the field. 

2. Cast afar this world’s vain pleasures, 
Aye, boldly fight for heavenly treasures, 
And steadfast be in Jesus’ might. 
He will help, whate’er betide you, 
And naught will harm with Christ beside you; 
By faith you’ll conquer in the fight. 
Then shame, thou weary soul! 
Look forward to the goal: 
There joy waits thee. 
The race, then, run; 
The combat done, 
Thy crown of glory will be won. 

3. Wisely fight, for time is fleeting, 
The hours of grace are fast retreating; 
Short, short, is this our earthly way. 
Then the trump the dead is waking 
And sinners all with fear are quaking, 
With joy the saints will greet that Day. 
Bless God, our triumph’s sure, 
Tho’ long we did endure 
Scorn and trial. 
Thou, Son of God, 
To Thine abode 
Wilt lead the way Thyself hast trod. 

4. Jesus, all Thy children cherish 
And keep them that they never perish 
Whom Thou hast purchased with Thy blood. 
Let new life to us be given 
That we may look to Thee in heaven 
Whenever fearful is our mood. 
Thy spirit on us pour 
That we may love Thee more– 
Hearts o’erflowing; 
And then will we 
Be true to Thee 
In death and life eternally. Amen.