John 11:38-44 :
Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”43 Now when he had said these things, he cried with a loud voice,“Lazarus, come forth!” 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”
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A worthy consideration of Luke 16 is whether THAT Lazarus was THIS Lazarus (same first name of two different people or one man?). In any case, John 11:1-3 tells us how Lazarus is related to Martha & Mary, and the extent of Mary's friendship to Jesus. On this anecdotal evidence, I suspect he probably took the 'good' side of the valley of the shadow (Psalms 23:4) [I prefer this naming of it to avoid doctrinal conflicts] and therefore likely to be the same Lazarus (but remember Jesus didn't die yet, so the valley wasn't closed & heaven opened yet).
But in any case, you get a nice description of pre-crucifiction death there in Luke 16. I think I already covered that with you in another question/comment series. You didn't have any additional questions, so I figured you were fine with it.1
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