The Death of Lazarus
1Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2(This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) 3So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”
4When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” 5Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, 7and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”
8“But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?”
9Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. 10It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”
11After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”
12His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.” 13Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.
14So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, 15and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
16Then Thomas (also known as Didymus11:16 Thomas (Aramaic) and Didymus (Greek) both mean twin.) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”
Jesus Comforts the Sisters of Lazarus
17On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18Now Bethany was less than two miles11:18 Or about 3 kilometers from Jerusalem, 19and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. 20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.
21“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”
23Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
27“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”
28After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. “The Teacher is here,” she said, “and is asking for you.” 29When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. 30Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. 31When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there.
32When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34“Where have you laid him?” he asked.
“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.
36Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”
37But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”
Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead
38Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39“Take away the stone,” he said.
“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
40Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
41So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
43When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”
The Plot to Kill Jesus
45Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. 46But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin.
“What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs. 48If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.”
49Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! 50You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”
51He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 52and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 53So from that day on they plotted to take his life.
54Therefore Jesus no longer moved about publicly among the people of Judea. Instead he withdrew to a region near the wilderness, to a village called Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples.
55When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover. 56They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple courts they asked one another, “What do you think? Isn’t he coming to the festival at all?” 57But the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that anyone who found out where Jesus was should report it so that they might arrest him.
1Betania aillu llajtapica, Lázaro shuti runami ungushca carca. Chaipimi Mariapish, paipaj ñaña Martandij causarca. 2(Ungushca Lazaropaj pani Mariami, Apunchij Jesustaca mishquijllata ashnajhuan chaquipi tallishpa, ajchahuan chaquichirca). 3Paicunami: «Apunchij Jesús, Canhuan alli apanacuj, Can cʼuyashca Lazaroca ungushcamari» nishpa, huillachun cacharcacuna.
4Chaita huillajpica, Jesusca: «Cai ungüihuanca, mana huañungachu. Ashtahuanpish Taita Dios tucuita rurai tucuj cashcata ricuchinapajllami. Cai ungüimantami Diospaj Churi Ñucapish, tucuita rurai tucuj cashcata ricuchisha» nircami.
5Jesusca Martatapish, paipaj ñañatapish, Lazarotapish cʼuyarcami. 6Lázaro ungushca cajta yachashpapish, ishqui punllahuan chaipi saquirircarajmi. 7Chai qʼuipami Jesusca, yachacujcunataca:
—Cutin Judeaman jacuchij— nirca.
8Shina nijpi, Paipaj yachacujcunaca:
—Rabí, cainanijllamari judiocunaca Cantaca, rumihuan shitashun nircacuna. ¿Cutinchari chaimanca risha ninguiari?— nircacunami.
9Chashna nijpipish, Jesusca:
—¡Illu punllaca, chunga ishqui horastami charin! Punllapi purijca, achij punllapi cashcamanta mana ñitcarinchu. 10Ashtahuanpish tutapi purijca, quiquinllataj mana achijyachi tucushcamantaca, maipipish ñitcarinllami— nircami.
—Ñucanchijhuan apanacuj Lazaroca dormicunmari, paita rijchachinamanmi rigrini— nirca.
12Chashna nijpi, Paipaj yachacujcunaca:
—Apunchij Jesús, Lazaroca dormicushpallaca alliyangallamari— nircacunami.
13Jesusca, Lazarotaca ña huañushca cajpimi, chashnaca nirca. Ashtahuanpish paicunaca ‘Dormishpa samaricujllapimi, chashna nicunga’ yuyarcacunami. 14Chaimantami Jesusca, cashna nishpa alli huillarca:
—Lazaroca huañushcami. 15Ñuca mana chaipi cashcamanta cushicunimi. Pai huañushcaca, cancuna crichun allimari, paita ricunaman jacuchij— nircami.
16Shina nijpica, ishqui huacharishca Tomasmi caishuj yachacujcunataca:
—Shinashpaca, ñucanchijpish Paihuan huañungapaj jacuchij— nircami.
Lazaropaj panitami Jesusca shunguta samachishca
17Jesusca, Lazarota pambashca chuscu punllapimi chayarca. 18Betaniaca, Jerusalenmantaca quimsa kilómetro shinallapimi carca. 19Chaimantami Martatapish, Mariatapish turi huañushcamanta llaquilla cajpi, achca judiocuna ricunaman shamushca carca. 20Martaca, ‘Jesús shamucun’ nijta uyashpaca, tupanamanmi llujshirca. Ashtahuanpish Mariaca, huasipi saquirircallami.
21Martami Jesustaca cashna nirca:
—Apunchij Jesús, Can caipi cashca cajpica, ñuca turica mana huañunmanchu carca. 22Cunanpish Taita Diosta Can imata mañajpica, Taita Dios cuna cashcata yachanimi— nircami.
23Shina nijpi Jesusca:
—Cambaj turica causaringamari— nircami.
24Chashna nijpi Martaca:
—Tucuri punllapi, huañushcacuna causarina punllapi causarina cashcataca yachanitajmari— nircami.
25Shina nijpi Jesusca, cashnami nirca:
—Ñucamari causachijpish, causaita cujpish cani. Maijanpish Ñucata crijca, huañushca cashpapish causangami. 26Causacujcunaca maijanpish Ñucata crijca, huiñaita manataj huañungachu. ¿Chaitaca cringuichu?— nircami.
27Jesús chashna nijpica:
—Ari Apunchij Jesús, Cantaca Diospaj Churi, Quishpichij Cristo cai pachaman shamushcatami crini— nircami.
28Chashna nishca qʼuipa Marta rishpaca, paipaj ñaña Mariataca:
—Yachachijmari caipi, canta cayacunmari— nishpa allijlla huillarca.
29Mariaca shina nijta uyashcahuanmi, jatarishpa Jesuspajman shamurca. 30Jesusca chai uchilla aillu llajtamanca manaraj chayashcachu carca. Marta Paihuan tupashcallapitajmi carca. 31Ricunaman shamuj judiocunaca, María jatarishcahuan huasimanta llujshishpa rijta ricushpami, ‘Turita pambashca ñaupajpimari huacagringa’ ninacushpa, catishpa rircacuna.
32María Jesuspajman chayashpaca, Paipaj ñaupajpi pambaman cumurishpami:
—Apunchij Jesús, Can caipi cashca cajpica, ñuca turica mana huañunmanchu carca— nirca.
33Chashna nishpa María huacacujpica, paita catishpa shamuj judiocunapish huacarcacunami. Chaita ricushpami Jesusca, Paipaj espiritupi nanarishpa anchata llaquirirca.
—¿Maipitaj paitaca churarcanguichij?— nishpa tapujpimi:
—Apunchij Jesús, shamui ricungui— nircacuna.
35Ricugrishpaca, Jesusca huacarcami. 36Chaimantami judiocunaca:
—Riquichij, Lazarotaca yallitajmari cʼuyashca— nircacuna.
—Paica mana ricujtapish ñahuita pascarcamari, Lázaro ama huañuchunca, ¿manachu imallatapish rurai tucunman carca, imashi?— nircacunami.
Jesusca Lazarota causachishcami
38Jesusca cutintaj anchata llaquirishpami, Lazarota churashca jutcuman cʼuchuyarca. Chai jutcuca, quinriman allashca, jatun rumihuan huichcashcami carca. 39Chaimantami Jesusca:
—Rumita anchuchichij— nirca.
Shina nijpimi, huañushcapaj pani Martaca:
—Apunchij Jesús, pambashcaca ñamari chuscu punlla tucun, ashnacungamari— nirca.
40Chashna nijpi Jesusca:
—¿“Can crishpaca, Taita Dios rurai tucushcata ricunguimi” nircanitaj shiná?— nircami.
41Chashna nijpica, huañushcata churashca jutcuta huichcashca rumita anchuchircacunami. Chaipimi Jesusca, jahuata ricushpa cashna nirca:
—Yayalla, Can Ñucata uyashcamanta pagui ninimi. 42Ñucata Can uyaracuj cashcataca yachanimi. Ashtahuanpish Ñuca muyundijpi caj tucui gentecuna, Can Ñucata cachashcata crichunllami chashnaca nini— nircami.
43Chashna nishca qʼuipaca, sinchita caparishpami:
—¡Lázaro, chaimanta llujshimui!— nirca.
44Chashna nijpica chai huañushcaca maquicunatapish, chaquicunatapish maitushca, umatapish ñahuindij linsohuan chʼungullishcami llujshimurca. Chashna cajpimi Jesusca:
—Purichun, maitushcata pascaichij— nirca.
Jesusta huañuchingapajmi yuyarinacushca
(Mat 26:1-5; Mar 14:1-2; Luc 22:1-2)
45Chashna rurajta ricushpaca, Mariata ricunaman shamuj judiocunapuramanta achcacunami Jesusta crircacuna. 46Ashtahuanpish maijancunaca, fariseocunapajman rishpami Jesús imallata rurashcata huillarcacuna. 47Chaimantami pushaj curacunapish, fariseocunapish, tucui mandajcunapurata tandachishpa, cashna nircacuna:
—¿Imatataj rurashun? Chai runaca, señalcunatamari ruran. 48Chashna saquijllapica, tucuicunamari Paita cringacuna. Chashna tucujpica romanocuna shamushpaca, ñucanchij Diospaj huasitapish, tucui ñucanchij israelcunatapishmi chingachingacuna— nircacunami.
49Chashna nijpi paicunapuramanta chai huatapi mandacuj Caifás curami, cashna nirca:
—Cancunaca imatapish mana yachanguichijchu. 50Ñucanchij tucui israelcuna huañunapaj randica, shuj runalla ñucanchijpaj randi huañunamari ashtahuan alli. Chaitaca manamari entendinguichijchu— nircami.
51Chaitaca, mana paipaj quiquin yuyaillamantachu nirca. Ashtahuanpish chai huatapi curacunata mandaj cura cashpa Diosllataj yuyachijpimi, tucui israelcunapaj randi Jesús huañunata, ñaupashpa huillarca. 52Mana tucui israelcunallamantachu huañuna carca. Ashtahuanpish mai llajtapi causacujcuna cashpapish, Diospaj huahua cajcunaca shujlla tucuchunmi huañuna carca. 53Chashna ninacushca punllamantami, Jesustaca huañuchingapaj shuj yuyailla tucurcacuna.
54Chaimantami Jesusca, judiocunapurapica pacalla purirca. Shitashca pamba cʼuchullapi caj Efraín puebloman rishpami, Paipaj yachacujcunandij chaipi purirca.
55Judiocunapaj Pascua punllacunapish ñami chayamucurca. Chuyayangapaj maillarinamanmi, achcacuna Pascua ñaupaman chai llajtamanta Jerusalenman huichiyarcacuna. 56Judiocunaca Jesusta mashcacushpami, Diospaj huasipica: «¿Imatataj yuyanguichij? ¿Cai fiestamanca shamungachu imashi?» nishpa, caishuj chaishuj tapunacurcacuna. 57Pushaj curacunapish, fariseocunapish Jesús maipi cashcata maijan yachashpaca, japigringapaj huillaj shamuchunmi ña mandashca carca.