John 11:55-5755Now athe Passover of the Jews was at hand, and bmany went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover cto purify themselves. 56 dThey were looking for ▼
▼Greek were seeking forJesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?” 57Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.
Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany1Six days before fthe Passover gJesus therefore came to Bethany hwhere Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2So they gave a dinner for him there. iMartha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. 3 jMary therefore took a pound ▼
▼Greek litra; a litra (or Roman pound) was equal to about 11 1/2 ounces or 327 gramsof expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, 5“Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii ▼
▼A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborerand mgiven to the poor?” 6He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and nhaving charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. 7Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it ▼
▼Or Leave her alone; she intended to keep itfor the day of my burial. 8For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”
The Plot to Kill Lazarus9When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus ▼
▼Greek hewas there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus qwhom he had raised from the dead. 10 rSo the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, 11because son account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
The Triumphal Entry12The next day tthe large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of upalm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, v“Hosanna! Blessed is whe who comes in the name of the Lord, even xthe King of Israel!” 14And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, 15 y“Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
16 zHis disciples did not understand these things at first, but aawhen Jesus was glorified, then abthey remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 acThe crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18The reason why the crowd went to meet him adwas that they heard he had done this sign. 19So the Pharisees said to one another ae“You see that you are gaining nothing. Look afthe world has gone after him.”
Some Greeks Seek Jesus20Now agamong those who went up to worship at the feast were some ahGreeks. 21So these came to aiPhilip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22Philip went and told ajAndrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23And Jesus answered them, ak“The hour has come alfor the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Truly, truly, I say to you amunless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 anWhoever loves his life loses it, and aowhoever aphates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26If anyone serves me, he must aqfollow me; and arwhere I am, there will my servant be also. asIf anyone serves me atthe Father will honor him.
The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up27 au“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father avsave me from awthis hour’? But axfor this purpose I have come to aythis hour. 28Father, glorify your name.” Then aza voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said ba“An angel has spoken to him.” 30Jesus answered, bb“This voice has come for your sake, not mine. 31 bcNow is the judgment of this world; now will bdthe ruler of this world bebe cast out. 32And I, bfwhen I am lifted up from the earth, bgwill draw bhall people to myself.” 33He said this bito show by what kind of death he was going to die. 34So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that bjthe Christ remains forever. How can you say that bkthe Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35So Jesus said to them, bl“The light is among you bmfor a little while longer. bnWalk while you have the light, lest darkness boovertake you. bpThe one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become bqsons of light.”
The Unbelief of the PeopleWhen Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them.
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