Lazarus rising from the dead; modern-day Lazarus

a person who returns to success after suffering defeat; someone who is revived after being clinically dead or who comes back from a situation in which death seemed the certain outcome
—Just two years ago, Tom was fired from being CEO of a company he’d founded. Now he’s back as the head of a multi-million-dollar corporation. He’s truly a modern-day Lazarus.

After Jesus heard that his friend Lazarus was sick, he and his disciples waited two days before traveling to Lazarus’s town of Bethany. When they arrived, Lazarus was dead, and his body had already been in the tomb for four days. Jesus went to the tomb and told the people there to roll away the stone that covered the entrance. He looked to heaven, prayed, and then

shouted in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him and let him go.” (John 11:43,44)

Many of the people who saw the miracle decided to follow Jesus. The chief priests and Pharisees became afraid that if too many people believed in Jesus, it would anger the Romans and they would punish the Jewish nation. Therefore the Jewish leaders made plans to kill Jesus.

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