12Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead.G3767G2424G1803G2250G4253G3957G2064G1519G963G3699G2976G2258G3588G2348G3739G1453G1537G3498 2A dinner was prepared in Jesus' honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate with him.G1563G3767G4160G846G1173G2532G3136G1247G1161G2976G2258G1520G4873G846 3Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus' feet with it, wiping his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance.G3767G2983G3137G3046G3464G3487G4101G4186G218G4228G2424G2532G1591G846G4228G846G2359G1161G3614G4137G1537G3744G3464 4But Judas Iscariot, the disciple who would soon betray him, said,G3767G3004G1520G1537G846G3101G2455G2469G4613G3588G3195G3860G846 5"That perfume was worth a year's wages. It should have been sold and the money given to the poor."G1302G4097G3756G5124G3464G4097G5145G1220G2532G1325G4434 6Not that he cared for the poor—he was a thief, and since he was in charge of the disciples' money, he often stole some for himself.G1161G5124G2036G3756G3754G846G3199G4012G4434G235G3754G2258G2812G2532G2192G1101G2532G941G906 7Jesus replied, "Leave her alone. She did this in preparation for my burial.G3767G2036G2424G863G846G863G1519G2250G3450G1780G5083G846 8You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."G1063G4434G3842G2192G3326G1438G1161G1691G2192G3756G3842 9When all the people heard of Jesus' arrival, they flocked to see him and also to see Lazarus, the man Jesus had raised from the dead.G4183G3793G1537G2453G3767G1097G3754G2076G1563G2532G2064G3756G1223G2424G3440G235G2443G1492G2976G2532G3739G1453G1537G3498 10Then the leading priests decided to kill Lazarus, too,G1161G749G1011G2443G615G2976G2532G615 11for it was because of him that many of the people had deserted them and believed in Jesus.G3754G1223G846G4183G2453G5217G2532G4100G1519G2424 12The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitorsG1887G4183G3793G2064G1519G1859G191G3754G2424G2064G1519G2414 13took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, "Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Hail to the King of Israel!"G2983G902G5404G2532G1831G1519G5222G846G2532G2896G5614G2127G935G2474G2064G1722G3686G2962 14Jesus found a young donkey and rode on it, fulfilling the prophecy that said.G1161G2424G2147G3678G2523G1909G846G2531G2076G1125 15"Don't be afraid, people of Jerusalem. Look, your King is coming, riding on a donkey's colt."G5399G3361G2364G4622G2400G4675G935G2064G2521G1909G3688G4454 16His disciples didn't understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into his glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about him.G1161G5023G1097G3756G846G3101G4412G235G3753G2424G1392G5119G3415G3754G5023G2258G1125G1909G846G2532G4160G5023G846 17Many in the crowd had seen Jesus call Lazarus from the tomb, raising him from the dead, and they were telling others about it.G3793G3767G5607G3326G846G3753G5455G2976G1537G3419G2532G1453G846G1537G3498G3140 18That was the reason so many went out to meet him—because they had heard about this miraculous sign.G5124G1223G3793G2532G5221G846G3754G191G846G4160G5124G4592 19Then the Pharisees said to each other, "There's nothing we can do. Look, everyone has gone after him!"G5330G3767G2036G4314G1438G2334G3754G5623G3756G3762G2396G2889G565G3694G846 20Some Greeks who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover celebrationG1161G2258G5100G1672G1537G305G2443G4352G1722G1859 21paid a visit to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee. They said, "Sir, we want to meet Jesus."G3778G4334G3767G5376G575G966G1056G2532G2065G846G3004G2962G2309G1492G2424 22Philip told Andrew about it, and they went together to ask Jesus.G5376G2064G2532G3004G406G2532G3825G406G2532G5376G3004G2424 23Jesus replied, "Now the time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory.G1161G2424G611G846G3004G5610G2064G2443G5207G444G1392 24I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.G281G281G3004G5213G3362G2848G4621G4098G1519G1093G599G846G3306G3441G1161G1437G599G5342G4183G2590 25Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.G5368G846G5590G622G846G2532G3404G846G5590G1722G5129G2889G5442G846G1519G2222G166 26Anyone who wants to be my disciple must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.G1437G5100G1247G1698G190G1698G2532G3699G1473G1510G1563G2071G2532G1699G1249G2071G2532G1437G5100G1247G1698G846G5091G3962G5091 27"Now my soul is deeply troubled. Should I pray, 'Father, save me from this hour'? But this is the very reason I came!G3568G5015G3450G5590G5015G2532G5101G2036G3962G4982G3165G1537G5026G5610G235G5124G1223G2064G1519G5026G5610 28Father, bring glory to your name." Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, "I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again."G3962G1392G4675G3686G3767G2064G5456G1537G3772G1392G2532G1392G2532G1392G3825 29When the crowd heard the voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him.G3793G3767G2476G2532G191G3004G1096G1027G243G3004G32G2980G846 30Then Jesus told them, "The voice was for your benefit, not mine.G2424G611G2532G2036G3778G5456G1096G3756G1223G1691G235G1223G5209G1223 31The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.G3568G2076G2920G5127G2889G3568G1544G758G5127G2889G1544G1854 32And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself."G2504G1437G5312G1537G1093G1670G3956G4314G1683 33He said this to indicate how he was going to die.G1161G5124G3004G4591G4169G2288G3195G599 34The crowd responded, "We understood from Scripture that the Messiah would live forever. How can you say the Son of Man will die? Just who is this Son of Man, anyway?"G3793G611G846G2249G191G1537G3551G3754G5547G3306G1519G165G2532G4459G3004G4771G3754G5207G444G1163G5312G5101G2076G3778G5207G444 35Jesus replied, "My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.G3767G2424G2036G846G2089G3398G5550G2076G5457G3326G5216G4043G2193G2192G5457G3363G4653G2638G5209G2532G4043G1722G4653G1492G3756G4226G5217 36Put your trust in the light while there is still time; then you will become children of the light." After saying these things, Jesus went away and was hidden from them.G2193G2192G5457G4100G1519G5457G2443G1096G5207G5457G5023G2980G2424G565G2532G2928G575G846 37But despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done, most of the people still did not believe in him.G1161G846G4160G5118G4592G1715G846G4100G3756G1519G846 38This is exactly what Isaiah the prophet had predicted: "LORD, who has believed our message? To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm?"G2443G3056G2268G4396G4137G3739G2036G2962G5101G4100G2257G189G2532G5101G1023G2962G601 39But the people couldn't believe, for as Isaiah also said,G5124G1223G1410G3756G4100G3754G2268G2036G3825 40"The Lord has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts—so that their eyes cannot see, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and have me heal them."G5186G846G3788G2532G4456G846G2588G3363G1492G3363G1492G3788G2532G3539G2588G2532G1994G2532G2390G846 41Isaiah was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah's glory.G5023G2036G2268G3753G1492G846G1391G2532G2980G4012G846 42Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn't admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue.G3676G3305G1537G758G2532G4183G4100G1519G846G235G1223G5330G3670G3756G3670G3363G1096G656 43For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.G1063G25G1391G444G3123G2260G1391G2316 44Jesus shouted to the crowds, "If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me.G1161G2424G2896G2532G2036G4100G1519G1691G4100G3756G1519G1691G235G1519G3992G3165 45For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me.G2532G2334G1691G2334G3992G3165 46I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.G1473G2064G5457G1519G2889G3363G3956G4100G1519G1691G3306G3363G3306G1722G4653 47I will not judge those who hear me but don't obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it.G2532G3362G5100G191G3450G4487G2532G4100G3362G1473G2919G846G3756G1063G2064G3756G2443G2919G2889G235G2443G4982G2889 48But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken.G114G1691G2532G2983G3361G3450G4487G2192G2919G846G3056G3739G2980G1565G2919G846G1722G2078G2250 49I don't speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it.G3754G1473G2980G3756G2980G1537G1683G235G3962G3992G3165G846G1325G3427G1785G5101G2036G2532G5101G2980 50And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say."G2532G1492G3754G846G1785G2076G2222G166G3739G1473G2980G3767G2531G3962G2046G3427G3779G2980
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