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John 11:1-57

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.

35Jesus wept.

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.

Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Juan 11:1-57

Ang Pagkamatay ni Lazarus

1-2May isang lalaki na ang pangalan ay Lazarus. Siya at ang mga kapatid niyang sina Maria at Marta ay nakatira sa Betania. Si Maria ang nagbuhos ng pabango sa paa ng Panginoon at pagkatapos ay pinunasan niya ng kanyang buhok. Nagkasakit si Lazarus, 3kaya nagpasabi ang magkapatid na babae kay Jesus na may sakit ang minamahal niyang kaibigan. 4Nang mabalitaan ito ni Jesus, sinabi niya, “Ang sakit na itoʼy hindi tungo sa kamatayan. Nagkasakit siya upang maparangalan ang Dios, at sa pamamagitan nitoʼy maparangalan din ang Anak ng Dios.”

5Mahal ni Jesus ang magkakapatid na Marta, Maria at Lazarus. 6Pero nang mabalitaan niyang may sakit si Lazarus, nanatili pa siya ng dalawang araw sa kinaroroonan niya. 7Pagkalipas ng dalawang araw, sinabi niya sa mga tagasunod niya, “Bumalik na tayo sa Judea.” 8Sumagot sila, “Guro, kamakailan lang ay tinangka kayong batuhin ng mga Judio. Bakit pa kayo babalik doon?” 9Sumagot si Jesus, “Hindi baʼt may 12 oras sa maghapon? Kaya ang naglalakad sa araw ay hindi natitisod, dahil maliwanag pa. 10Ngunit ang naglalakad sa gabi ay natitisod, dahil wala na sa kanya ang liwanag.” 11Pagkatapos, sinabi pa ni Jesus, “Ang kaibigan nating si Lazarus ay natutulog. Pupunta ako roon upang gisingin siya.” 12Sinabi ng mga tagasunod niya, “Panginoon, kung natutulog siya, gagaling pa siya.” 13Ang akala nilaʼy natutulog lang si Lazarus, pero ang ibig sabihin ni Jesus ay patay na ito. 14Kaya tinapat sila ni Jesus, “Patay na si Lazarus. 15Ngunit nagpapasalamat ako na wala ako roon, dahil ang gagawin kong himala sa kanya ay para sa kabutihan ninyo, upang lalo pa kayong sumampalataya sa akin.11:15 upang lalo pa kayong sumampalataya sa akin: o, upang lalo pang lumakas ang pananampalataya ninyo sa akin. Tayo na, puntahan natin siya.” 16Si Tomas na tinatawag na Kambal ay nagsabi sa mga kapwa niya tagasunod, “Sumama tayo sa kanya, kahit mamatay tayong kasama niya.”

Binuhay ni Jesus ang Patay

17Nang dumating si Jesus sa Betania, nalaman niyang apat na araw nang nakalibing si Lazarus. 18May tatlong kilometro lang ang layo ng Betania sa Jerusalem, 19kaya maraming Judio galing sa Jerusalem ang dumalaw kina Marta at Maria upang makiramay sa pagkamatay ng kanilang kapatid.

20Nang marinig ni Marta na dumarating na si Jesus, sinalubong niya ito; pero si Maria ay naiwan sa bahay. 21Sinabi ni Marta kay Jesus, “Panginoon, kung nandito kayo ay hindi sana namatay ang kapatid ko. 22Ngunit kahit ngayon, alam kong ibibigay sa inyo ng Dios ang anumang hilingin nʼyo sa kanya.” 23Sinabi ni Jesus sa kanya, “Muling mabubuhay ang kapatid mo.” 24Sumagot si Marta, “Alam ko pong mabubuhay siyang muli sa huling araw, kapag bubuhayin na ang mga namatay.” 25Sinabi ni Jesus sa kanya, “Ako ang bumubuhay sa mga namatay, at ako rin ang nagbibigay ng buhay. Ang sumasampalataya sa akin, kahit mamatay ay muling mabubuhay. 26Ang sinumang nabubuhay at sumasampalataya sa akin ay hindi mamamatay kailanman. Naniniwala ka ba sa sinabi ko?” 27Sumagot si Marta, “Opo, Panginoon, sumasampalataya ako na kayo ang Cristo, ang Anak ng Dios, na hinihintay naming darating dito sa mundo.”

Umiyak si Jesus

28Pagkasabi niya nito, bumalik si Marta sa bahay nila. Tinawag niya ang kapatid niyang si Maria at binulungan, “Narito na ang Guro, at ipinatatawag ka niya.” 29Nang marinig ito ni Maria, dali-dali siyang tumayo at pinuntahan si Jesus. 30(Hindi pa nakakarating si Jesus sa Betania. Naroon pa lang siya sa lugar kung saan sinalubong siya ni Marta.) 31Nang makita ng mga nakikiramay na Judio na tumayo si Maria at dali-daling lumabas, sinundan nila siya sa pag-aakalang pupunta siya sa libingan upang doon manangis.

32Pagdating ni Maria sa kinaroroonan ni Jesus, lumuhod siya sa harap nito at sinabi, “Panginoon, kung narito lang kayo ay hindi sana namatay ang kapatid ko.” 33Nabagbag ang puso ni Jesus11:33 Nabagbag ang puso ni Jesus: o, Nagalit si Jesus. at naawa siya nang makita niyang umiiyak si Maria, pati na ang mga kasama nitong mga Judio. 34Tinanong niya sila, “Saan ninyo siya inilibing?” Sumagot sila, “Panginoon, halikayo at tingnan ninyo.” 35Umiyak si Jesus. 36Kaya sinabi ng mga Judio, “Tingnan ninyo kung gaano niya kamahal si Lazarus.” 37Pero sinabi naman ng iba, “Hindi baʼt pinagaling niya ang lalaking bulag? Bakit hindi niya nailigtas sa kamatayan si Lazarus?”

Muling Binuhay si Lazarus

38Muling nabagbag ang puso ni Jesus. Kaya pumunta siya sa pinaglibingan kay Lazarus. Isa itong kweba na tinakpan ng isang malaking bato. 39Pagdating nila roon, sinabi ni Jesus, “Alisin ninyo ang bato.” Sumagot si Marta na kapatid ng namatay, “Panginoon, tiyak na nangangamoy na ngayon ang bangkay. Apat na araw na siyang nakalibing.” 40Sinabi ni Jesus sa kanya, “Hindi baʼt sinabi ko sa iyo na kung sasampalataya ka ay makikita mo ang kapangyarihan11:40 kapangyarihan: o, kadakilaan. ng Dios?” 41Kaya inalis nila ang bato. Tumingala si Jesus sa langit at sinabi, “Ama, nagpapasalamat ako sa iyo, dahil dininig mo ako. 42Alam kong lagi mo akong dinidinig, at sinasabi ko ito para sa kapakanan ng mga nasa paligid ko upang maniwala silang ikaw ang nagsugo sa akin.” 43Pagkasabi niya nito, sumigaw siya, “Lazarus, lumabas ka!” 44At lumabas nga ang namatay na si Lazarus na nababalot pa ng tela ang mga kamay at paa, at may takip na tela ang mukha. Sinabi ni Jesus sa kanila, “Kalagan nʼyo siya at palakarin.”

Ang Plano ng mga Pinuno Laban kay Jesus

(Mat. 26:1-5; Mar. 14:1-2; Luc. 22:1-2)

45Marami sa mga Judiong dumalaw kina Maria ang sumampalataya nang makita nila ang ginawa ni Jesus. 46Pero ang iba sa kanila ay pumunta sa mga Pariseo at ibinalita ang ginawa ni Jesus. 47Kaya ipinatawag ng mga namamahalang pari at ng mga Pariseo ang lahat ng miyembro ng Korte ng mga Judio. At nang nagkatipon na sila, sinabi nila, “Ano ang gagawin natin? Maraming himala ang ginagawa ng taong ito. 48Kapag pinabayaan natin siya, maniniwala ang lahat ng tao sa kanya na siya ang hari ng Israel. Kapag nangyari iyan, lulusubin tayo ng mga hukbong Romano at wawasakin nila ang templo at ang ating bansa.”11:48 wawasakin nila ang templo at ang ating bansa: o, kukunin nila sa atin ang karapatang mamuno sa templo at sa ating bansa. 49Pero isa sa kanila, si Caifas na punong pari nang taon na iyon, ang nagsabi, “Talagang wala kayong alam. 50Hindi nʼyo ba naisip na mas mabuting mamatay ang isang tao para sa sambayanan kaysa sa mapahamak ang buong bansa?” 51Ang sinabing ito ni Caifas ay hindi nanggaling sa sarili lang niya. Bilang punong pari ng taon na iyon, nagpahayag ang Dios sa pamamagitan niya na mamamatay si Jesus para sa buong bansa. 52At hindi lang para sa bansa nila, kundi para sa lahat ng mga anak ng Dios na nagsipangalat sa buong mundo, upang tipunin sila at pag-isahin. 53Mula noon, binalak na nilang ipapatay si Jesus. 54Kaya hindi na lantarang nagpakita si Jesus sa mga Judio. Sa halip ay pumunta siya sa lugar na malapit sa ilang, sa isang bayan na kung tawagin ay Efraim. At nanatili siya roon kasama ang mga tagasunod niya.

55Nang malapit na ang pista ng mga Judio na tinatawag na Pista ng Paglampas ng Anghel, maraming tao mula sa ibaʼt ibang bayan ng Israel ang pumunta sa Jerusalem upang isagawa ang ritwal na paglilinis bago magpista. 56Hinanap nila nang hinanap si Jesus, at nagtatanungan sila roon sa templo, “Ano sa palagay ninyo? Paparito kaya siya sa pista?” 57Nang mga panahong iyon, ipinag-utos ng mga namamahalang pari at ng mga Pariseo na ipagbigay-alam ng sinumang nakakaalam kung nasaan si Jesus upang madakip nila.