12.04.10 Jn. 12:9-11
PLOT TO KILL LAZARUS
9 Then a large crowd of the Jews learned He was there. They came not only because of Jesus, but also to see Lazarus the one He had raised from the dead. 10 Therefore the chief priests decided to kill Lazarus also 11 because he was the reason many of the Jews were deserting them and believing in Jesus.
The Sadducees were exasperated with Jesus. In fact, they could not even think clearly. At this point, in the heat of anger, “the chief priests decided to kill Lazarus.” Had they considered the possibility that if they did kill him, Jesus would simply restore his life again? In their frustration they blindly plotted their evil plan, only to discover that He would not stay in the tomb.