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约翰福音 12

香膏抹脚

1逾越节前六天,耶稣来到伯大尼,就是祂叫拉撒路从死里复活的村子。 村里有人为耶稣预备了晚饭,拉撒路也与耶稣同席,玛大在旁边伺候。 玛丽亚拿出一瓶[a]珍贵的纯哪哒香膏来抹耶稣的脚,又用自己的头发去擦,屋里顿时充满了香气。

有一个门徒,就是将要出卖耶稣的加略人犹大说: “为什么不把香膏卖三百个银币[b]去周济穷人呢?” 他这样说不是因为他真的关心穷人,其实他是个贼,常常借管钱的机会中饱私囊。

耶稣说:“由她吧!她这是为我安葬作预备。 因为你们身边总会有穷人,可是你们身边不会总有我。”

有许多犹太人知道耶稣在那里,就来看祂,不单是为了看耶稣,也想看看从死里复活的拉撒路。 10 于是,祭司长计划连拉撒路也杀掉, 11 因为有许多犹太人因为拉撒路的缘故离开他们,去信了耶稣。

光荣进圣城

12 第二天,很多上来过节的人听见耶稣快到耶路撒冷了, 13 就拿着棕树枝出去迎接祂,并且高声欢呼:

“和散那[c]
奉主名来的以色列王当受称颂!”

14 那时,耶稣找到一头驴驹,就骑上它,正如圣经记载:

15 “锡安的居民啊,不要害怕!
你的君王骑着驴驹来了。”

16 起初门徒不明白这些事,后来耶稣得了荣耀,他们才想起圣经上这些有关耶稣的记载果然在祂身上应验了。 17 那些亲眼看见耶稣叫拉撒路复活、走出坟墓的人不断传扬这件事。 18 许多听过耶稣行这神迹的人都去迎接祂。 19 法利赛人彼此议论说:“我们真是枉费心思!你看,整个世界都跟着祂跑了。”

耶稣预言自己的死

20 有几个希腊人也上耶路撒冷过节。 21 他们找到了加利利的伯赛大人腓力,请求说:“先生,我们想见见耶稣。” 22 腓力把这件事告诉安得烈,二人去转告耶稣。

23 耶稣说:“人子得荣耀的时候到了。 24 我实实在在地告诉你们,一粒麦子如果不落在地里死了,仍是一粒,如果死了,就会结出许多麦粒来。 25 爱惜自己生命的,必会失掉生命;憎恶自己今世生命的,才能保住生命,直到永生。 26 谁要事奉我,就要跟从我。我在哪里,事奉我的人也要在哪里。我父必尊重事奉我的人。

27 “我现在心里忧伤,说什么才好呢?求父救我离开这个时刻吗?然而,我原是为这个时刻来的。 28 父啊!愿你使自己的名得荣耀!”

当时天上有声音说:“我已使自己的名得了荣耀,并且还要得荣耀。”

29 站在那里的人群中有人听见就说:“打雷了!”也有人说:“是天使在跟祂说话。”

30 耶稣说:“这声音不是为我发出的,是为你们发出的。 31 现在是这世界受审判的时候,世界的王[d]要被赶出去了。 32 至于我,当我从地上被举起来时,必吸引万人归向我。” 33 耶稣这句话指的是祂会怎样死。

34 众人问:“我们从律法书上知道,基督是永远长存的,你怎么说‘人子要被举起来’呢?这人子是谁呢?”

35 耶稣对他们说:“光在你们中间照耀的时候不多了,你们要趁着有光的时候走路,免得黑暗来临后,走在黑暗里的人不知道要往哪里去。 36 所以你们当趁着有光的时候信从光,好成为光明的儿女。”

耶稣说完后,便离开他们,隐藏起来。

犹太人不信祂

37 耶稣虽然在他们面前行了许多神迹,他们还是不信祂。 38 这是要应验以赛亚先知的话:

“主啊,谁相信我们所传的呢?主的能力[e]向谁显现呢?”
39 接着,以赛亚又说出他们不能信的缘故:
40 “主使他们眼瞎、心硬,
免得他们眼睛看见,
心里明白,回心转意,
就得到我的医治。”

41 以赛亚看见了祂的荣耀,所以才这样说。 42 虽然这样,仍有很多犹太的官员信了耶稣,只是在法利赛人面前不敢公开承认,因为害怕会被赶出会堂。 43 因为他们爱从世人而来的荣耀,胜过爱从上帝而来的荣耀。

耶稣的道要审判人

44 耶稣高声说:“信我的,其实不只是信我,而是信差我来的那位。 45 人看见了我,就是看见了差我来的那位。 46 我来是要作世界的光,好叫信我的人脱离黑暗。 47 听了我的话却不遵守的人,我不审判他,因为我来不是要审判世人,而是要拯救世人。 48 弃绝我、不接受我话的人将受到审判,我讲过的道在末日要审判他, 49 因为我不是凭自己讲的,我说什么、讲什么都是差我来的父吩咐的。 50 我知道祂的命令能带来永生。所以祂怎么告诉我,我就怎么说。”

Notas al pie

  1. 12:3 一瓶”希腊文是“一罗马磅”,约325克。
  2. 12:5 三百个银币”相当于当时一个人一年的工钱。
  3. 12:13 和散那”原意是“拯救我们”,此处有“赞美”的意思。
  4. 12:31 世界的王”指“魔鬼,又名撒旦”,参见路加福音10:18歌罗西书2:15约翰一书3:8
  5. 12:38 主的能力”希腊文是“主的臂膀”,参见以赛亚书53:1

The Message

John 12

Anointing His Feet

11-3 Six days before Passover, Jesus entered Bethany where Lazarus, so recently raised from the dead, was living. Lazarus and his sisters invited Jesus to dinner at their home. Martha served. Lazarus was one of those sitting at the table with them. Mary came in with a jar of very expensive aromatic oils, anointed and massaged Jesus’ feet, and then wiped them with her hair. The fragrance of the oils filled the house.

4-6 Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, even then getting ready to betray him, said, “Why wasn’t this oil sold and the money given to the poor? It would have easily brought three hundred silver pieces.” He said this not because he cared two cents about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of their common funds, but also embezzled them.

7-8 Jesus said, “Let her alone. She’s anticipating and honoring the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you. You don’t always have me.”

9-11 Word got out among the Jews that he was back in town. The people came to take a look, not only at Jesus but also at Lazarus, who had been raised from the dead. So the high priests plotted to kill Lazarus because so many of the Jews were going over and believing in Jesus on account of him.

See How Your King Comes

12-15 The next day the huge crowd that had arrived for the Feast heard that Jesus was entering Jerusalem. They broke off palm branches and went out to meet him. And they cheered:

Hosanna!

Blessed is he who comes in God’s name!

Yes! The King of Israel!

Jesus got a young donkey and rode it, just as the Scripture has it:

No fear, Daughter Zion:
    See how your king comes,
    riding a donkey’s colt.

16 The disciples didn’t notice the fulfillment of many Scriptures at the time, but after Jesus was glorified, they remembered that what was written about him matched what was done to him.

17-19 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb, raising him from the dead, was there giving eyewitness accounts. It was because they had spread the word of this latest God-sign that the crowd swelled to a welcoming parade. The Pharisees took one look and threw up their hands: “It’s out of control. The world’s in a stampede after him.”

A Grain of Wheat Must Die

20-21 There were some Greeks in town who had come up to worship at the Feast. They approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee: “Sir, we want to see Jesus. Can you help us?”

22-23 Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip together told Jesus. Jesus answered, “Time’s up. The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

24-25 “Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.

26 “If any of you wants to serve me, then follow me. Then you’ll be where I am, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. The Father will honor and reward anyone who serves me.

27-28 “Right now I am storm-tossed. And what am I going to say? ‘Father, get me out of this’? No, this is why I came in the first place. I’ll say, ‘Father, put your glory on display.’”

A voice came out of the sky: “I have glorified it, and I’ll glorify it again.”

29 The listening crowd said, “Thunder!”

Others said, “An angel spoke to him!”

30-33 Jesus said, “The voice didn’t come for me but for you. At this moment the world is in crisis. Now Satan, the ruler of this world, will be thrown out. And I, as I am lifted up from the earth, will attract everyone to me and gather them around me.” He put it this way to show how he was going to be put to death.

34 Voices from the crowd answered, “We heard from God’s Law that the Messiah lasts forever. How can it be necessary, as you put it, that the Son of Man ‘be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”

35-36 Jesus said, “For a brief time still, the light is among you. Walk by the light you have so darkness doesn’t destroy you. If you walk in darkness, you don’t know where you’re going. As you have the light, believe in the light. Then the light will be within you, and shining through your lives. You’ll be children of light.”

Their Eyes Are Blinded

36-40 Jesus said all this, and then went into hiding. All these God-signs he had given them and they still didn’t get it, still wouldn’t trust him. This proved that the prophet Isaiah was right:

God, who believed what we preached?
Who recognized God’s arm, outstretched and ready to act?

First they wouldn’t believe, then they couldn’t—again, just as Isaiah said:

Their eyes are blinded,
    their hearts are hardened,
So that they wouldn’t see with their eyes
    and perceive with their hearts,
And turn to me, God,
    so I could heal them.

41 Isaiah said these things after he got a glimpse of God’s cascading brightness that would pour through the Messiah.

42-43 On the other hand, a considerable number from the ranks of the leaders did believe. But because of the Pharisees, they didn’t come out in the open with it. They were afraid of getting kicked out of the meeting place. When push came to shove they cared more for human approval than for God’s glory.

44-46 Jesus summed it all up when he cried out, “Whoever believes in me, believes not just in me but in the One who sent me. Whoever looks at me is looking, in fact, at the One who sent me. I am Light that has come into the world so that all who believe in me won’t have to stay any longer in the dark.

47-50 “If anyone hears what I am saying and doesn’t take it seriously, I don’t reject him. I didn’t come to reject the world; I came to save the world. But you need to know that whoever puts me off, refusing to take in what I’m saying, is willfully choosing rejection. The Word, the Word-made-flesh that I have spoken and that I am, that Word and no other is the last word. I’m not making any of this up on my own. The Father who sent me gave me orders, told me what to say and how to say it. And I know exactly what his command produces: real and eternal life. That’s all I have to say. What the Father told me, I tell you.”