Short verse packs a powerful punch

Roots of Faith

 “Jesus wept.”
Just two words long, John 11.35 is the shortest verse in the Bible. It’s also one of the more difficult to comprehend, a seemingly straightforward sentence that is actually quite complex.
John Chapter 11 tells of the raising of a dead man, Lazarus. The story is set right before Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem for Passion Week. It’s the last miracle he enacts before his death. The raising of Lazarus foretells Jesus’ own upcoming resurrection.
In the book of John, the incident is t...

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