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John 12:1-50

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

1Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3Then Mary took about a pint12:3 Or about 0.5 liter of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

4But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5“Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.12:5 Greek three hundred denarii6He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

7“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8You will always have the poor among you,12:8 See Deut. 15:11. but you will not always have me.”

9Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 11for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

12The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,

“Hosanna!12:13 A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”12:13 Psalm 118:25,26

“Blessed is the king of Israel!”

14Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:

15“Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;

see, your king is coming,

seated on a donkey’s colt.”12:15 Zech. 9:9

16At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.

17Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. 18Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. 19So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

Jesus Predicts His Death

20Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

23Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

27“Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28Father, glorify your name!”

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

30Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32And I, when I am lifted up12:32 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

34The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”

35Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

Belief and Unbelief Among the Jews

37Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet:

“Lord, who has believed our message

and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”12:38 Isaiah 53:1

39For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:

40“He has blinded their eyes

and hardened their hearts,

so they can neither see with their eyes,

nor understand with their hearts,

nor turn—and I would heal them.”12:40 Isaiah 6:10

41Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him.

42Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; 43for they loved human praise more than praise from God.

44Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. 46I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

47“If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. 49For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Johana 12:1-50

Jesũ Kũhakwo Maguta arĩ Bethania

112:1 Joh 11:55; Math 21:17Mĩthenya ĩtandatũ mbere ya Gĩathĩ kĩa Bathaka gũkinya, Jesũ agĩthiĩ Bethania, kũrĩa Lazaro ũrĩa aariũkĩtie aatũũraga. 212:2 Luk 10:38-42Nĩ kwarugirwo irio cia hwaĩ-inĩ nĩ ũndũ wa Jesũ. Maritha nĩwe watungataga, nake Lazaro aarĩ ũmwe wa arĩa maikarĩte metha-inĩ na Jesũ. 312:3 Joh 11:2Nake Mariamu akĩoya cuba ya maguta manungi wega na ma goro mũno, akĩhaka Jesũ magũrũ, agĩcooka akĩmũgiria na njuĩrĩ yake.12:3 Mariamu nĩonanirie wendo mũnene nĩ ũndũ wa gũitĩrĩria Jesũ maguta macio nyarĩrĩ, na kũmũhuura na njuĩrĩ ciake. Nayo nyũmba ĩkĩiyũra mũtararĩko mwega wa maguta macio.

4No mũrutwo ũmwe wa Jesũ wetagwo Judasi Isikariota, ũrĩa wacookire kũmũkunyanĩra, akĩregana na ũndũ ũcio, akiuga atĩrĩ, 5“Nĩkĩ kĩragiririe maguta macio mendio na mbeeca icio iheo athĩĩni? Nĩmaraiganĩte mũcaara wa mwaka mũgima.” 612:6 Joh 13:29Ndoigire ũguo nĩ ũndũ wa gũcaĩra athĩĩni, no oigire ũguo nĩ ũndũ aarĩ mũici, tondũ nĩwe wakuuaga mũhuko wa mbeeca, na nĩaiyaga imwe akahũthĩra we mwene.

712:7 Joh 19:40Nake Jesũ agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Tiganai nake, araigĩte maguta macio nĩ ũndũ wa mũthenya ũrĩa ngaathikwo. 812:8 Gũcook 15:11Athĩĩni mũrĩ nao hĩndĩ ciothe, no niĩ mũtirĩkoragwo na niĩ hĩndĩ ciothe.”

912:9 Joh 11:43, 44Ihinda-inĩ o rĩu gĩkundi kĩnene kĩa Ayahudi gĩkĩmenya atĩ Jesũ aarĩ kũu na gĩgĩũka, na gĩtiokire nĩ ũndũ wa Jesũ tu, no ningĩ nĩgeetha kĩone o na Lazaro ũcio aariũkĩtie kuuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ. 10Nĩ ũndũ ũcio athĩnjĩri-Ngai arĩa anene magĩthugunda kũũraga Lazaro o nake, 1112:11 Joh 12:17, 18; Joh 11:45; Alaw 23:40nĩgũkorwo nĩ ũndũ wake Ayahudi aingĩ nĩmathiiaga kũrĩ Jesũ na makamwĩtĩkia.

Jesũ Gũtoonya Jerusalemu na Ũhootani

12Mũthenya ũcio ũngĩ andũ aingĩ arĩa mokĩte nĩ ũndũ wa Gĩathĩ kĩu12:12 Andũ aingĩ mũno nĩmookaga gũkũngũĩra Gĩathĩ kĩa Bathaka. makĩigua atĩ Jesũ aarĩ njĩra-inĩ agĩthiĩ Jerusalemu. 1312:13 Alaw 23:40; Thab 118:25, 26Magĩkuua mĩkĩndũ,12:13 Mĩkĩndũ yatũmagĩrwo gũkũngũĩra ũhootani. magĩthiĩ namo kũmũtũnga, makĩanagĩrĩra atĩrĩ,

“Hosana!”

“Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ mũndũ ũrĩa ũgũũka na rĩĩtwa rĩa Mwathani!”

“Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ Mũthamaki wa Isiraeli!”

14Nake Jesũ akĩona njaũ ya ndigiri, akĩmĩikarĩra, o ta ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ,

1512:15 Zek 9:9“Tiga gwĩtigĩra, wee Mwarĩ wa Zayuni;

ta rora, mũthamaki waku nĩarooka,

aikarĩire njaũ ya ndigiri.”

1612:16 Mar 9:32; Joh 2:22Arutwo ake matiambĩte gũtaũkĩrwo nĩ gĩtũmi kĩa maũndũ macio. No Jesũ aarĩkia kũgoocithio nĩguo maataũkĩirwo atĩ maũndũ macio maandĩkĩtwo nĩ ũndũ wake, na atĩ ũguo noguo maamwĩkĩte.

17Nakĩo gĩkundi kĩa andũ kĩrĩa kĩarĩ nake rĩrĩa eetire Lazaro oime mbĩrĩra-inĩ na akĩmũriũkia kuuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ gĩgĩthiĩ na mbere kũmemerekia ũhoro ũcio. 1812:18 Joh 12:11Andũ aingĩ magĩũka gũtũnga Jesũ nĩ ũndũ nĩmaiguĩte atĩ nĩaringĩte kĩama kĩu. 19Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Afarisai makĩĩrana atĩrĩ, “Ta kĩonei tũtirĩ ũndũ tũreeka. Onei ũrĩa andũ othe mamũrũmĩrĩire!”

Jesũ Kũratha Ũhoro wa Gĩkuũ Gĩake

2012:20 Joh 7:35Na rĩrĩ, nĩ kwarĩ na Ayunani gatagatĩ-inĩ ka arĩa maathiĩte gũthathaiya Ngai Gĩathĩ-inĩ kĩu. 21Nao magĩũka kũrĩ Filipu, ũrĩa woimĩte itũũra rĩa Bethisaida kũu Galili, marĩ na ihooya, makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Mũthuuri ũyũ, no twende kuona Jesũ.” 22Nake Filipu agĩthiĩ akĩĩra Anderea ũhoro ũcio, nao eerĩ magĩthiĩ makĩĩra Jesũ.

2312:23 Math 26:18; Joh 13:32Nake Jesũ akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Ihinda nĩrĩkinyu Mũrũ wa Mũndũ agoocithio. 2412:24 1Akor 15:36Ngũmwĩra atĩrĩ na ma, tiga hĩndĩ ya ngano yambire kũgũa tĩĩri-inĩ ĩkue-rĩ, ĩtũũraga ĩrĩ iiki. No ĩngĩkua, nĩĩciaraga maciaro maingĩ. 2512:25 Math 10:39Mũndũ ũrĩa wendete muoyo wake nĩakoorwo nĩguo, na mũndũ ũrĩa ũthũire muoyo wake arĩ gũkũ thĩ, nĩakaũtũũria nginya muoyo wa tene na tene. 2612:26 Joh 14:3Ũrĩa wothe ũndungatagĩra no nginya anũmĩrĩre, nĩgeetha harĩa ndĩ o nayo ndungata yakwa ĩgaakorwo ho. Ũrĩa ũndungatagĩra-rĩ, nake Baba nĩarĩmũtĩĩaga.

2712:27 Math 26:38, 39“Rĩu ngoro yakwa nĩĩratangĩka, na niĩ ngũkiuga atĩa? Njuge, ‘Baba honokia harĩ ihinda rĩĩrĩ’? Aca, gĩtũmi gĩkĩ nĩkĩo gĩtũmĩte nginyie ihinda rĩĩrĩ. 2812:28 Math 3:17Baba, goocithia rĩĩtwa rĩaku!”

Hĩndĩ ĩyo mũgambo ũkiuma igũrũ ũkiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩndĩrĩgoocithĩtie na no ngũrĩgoocithia o rĩngĩ.” 29Nakĩo gĩkundi kĩa andũ kĩrĩa kĩarĩ ho na gĩkĩigua ũguo, gĩkiuga atĩ mũgambo ũcio nĩwarurumaga; nao arĩa angĩ makiuga atĩ nĩ mũraika wamwarĩria.

3012:30 Math 3:17; Thaam 19:9; Joh 11:42Nake Jesũ akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Mũgambo ũcio ndũnaaria nĩ ũndũ wakwa, no waria nĩ ũndũ wanyu. 3112:31 Joh 16:11; Joh 14:30; Aef 2:2Hĩndĩ nĩ nginyu thĩ ĩno ĩtuĩrwo ciira; nake mũnene wa thĩ ĩno nĩekũingatwo. 3212:32 Joh 3:14No niĩ ndaarĩkia kũhaicio igũrũ kuuma thĩ, nĩngaguucĩrĩria andũ othe harĩ niĩ.” 3312:33 Joh 18:32Oigire ũguo nĩgeetha onanie gĩkuũ kĩrĩa agaakua.

3412:34 Thab 110:4; Ezek 37:25; Math 8:24Gĩkundi kĩu gĩkiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩtũiguĩte kuuma Watho-inĩ atĩ Kristũ egũtũũra tene na tene, nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, nĩ atĩa ũguo woiga atĩ ‘Mũrũ wa Mũndũ no nginya ahaicio igũrũ’? Ũcio ‘Mũrũ wa Mũndũ’ nũũ?”

3512:35 Aef 5:8; 1Joh 1:6; 2:11Nake Jesũ akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Nĩmũgũkorwo na ũtheri ihinda rĩngĩ inini. Thiiagai rĩrĩa mũrĩ na ũtheri, nduma ĩtanamũtumanĩra. Mũndũ ũrĩa ũthiiaga na nduma ndamenyaga kũrĩa arathiĩ. 3612:36 Luk 16:8; Joh 8:59Mwĩhokagei ũtheri hĩndĩ ĩrĩa mũrĩ naguo, nĩgeetha mũtuĩke ciana cia ũtheri.” Nake Jesũ aarĩkia kwaria, akĩmehitha, agĩĩthiĩra.

Ayahudi gũthiĩ na Mbere na kwaga Gwĩtĩkia

37O na thuutha wa Jesũ kũringa ciama icio ciothe makĩonaga-rĩ, matiigana kũmwĩtĩkia. 3812:38 Isa 53:1Ũndũ ũcio warĩ wa kũhingia kiugo kĩa Isaia ũrĩa mũnabii kĩrĩa kĩũragia atĩrĩ:

“Mwathani, nũũ wĩtĩkĩtie ũhoro witũ,

nakuo guoko kwa Mwathani kũguũrĩirio ũ?”

39Nĩ ũndũ ũcio matingĩetĩkirie, nĩ tondũ Isaia nĩoigĩte handũ hangĩ atĩrĩ:

4012:40 Isa 6:10; Math 13:13, 15“Nĩamatuĩte atumumu,

na akoomia ngoro ciao,

nĩgeetha matikoone na maitho mao,

kana mataũkĩrwo ngoro-inĩ ciao,

o na kana magarũrũke, na niĩ ndĩmahonie.”

4112:41 Isa 6:1-4Isaia oigire ũguo nĩ ũndũ nĩooneete riiri wa Jesũ, na akĩaria ũhoro wake.

4212:42 Joh 7:13; Joh 9:22No o na gũtariĩ o ũguo, aingĩ o na gatagatĩ ka atongoria a Ayahudi nĩmamwĩtĩkirie. No nĩ ũndũ wa Afarisai, matingĩoimbũrire wĩtĩkio wao nĩ gwĩtigĩra matikaingatwo thunagogi; 43nĩgũkorwo nĩmendete kũgoocwo nĩ andũ gũkĩra kũgoocwo nĩ Ngai.

4412:44 Math 10:40Jesũ agĩcooka akĩanĩrĩra na mũgambo mũnene, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Mũndũ ũrĩa ũnjĩtĩkĩtie, to niĩ nyiki etĩkĩtie, no etĩkĩtie o na ũrĩa wandũmire. 4512:45 Joh 14:9Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa mũndũ ũcio andora, onaga ũrĩa wandũmire. 4612:46 Joh 1:4Niĩ njũkĩte gũkũ thĩ ndĩ ũtheri, nĩgeetha gũtikagĩe o na ũmwe ũnjĩtĩkĩtie ũngĩikara nduma-inĩ.

4712:47 Joh 3:17“Ha ũhoro wa mũndũ ũrĩa ũiguaga ũhoro wakwa no akaaga kũũhingia, ndikũmũtuĩra ciira; nĩgũkorwo ndiokire gũtuĩra andũ a thĩ ciira, no ndokire kũmahonokia. 48Mũtuanĩri ciira arĩ ho, harĩ mũndũ ũrĩa ũndegaga na akaaga gwĩtĩkĩra ciugo ciakwa; kiugo kĩu ndaaririe nĩkĩo gĩkaamũtuĩra ciira mũthenya wa mũthia. 4912:49 Joh 14:31Nĩgũkorwo ndiaririe ndĩĩrĩte niĩ mwene, no Baba ũrĩa wandũmire nĩwe wanjathire ũrĩa ingiuga, na ũrĩa ingĩaria. 50Nĩnjũũĩ atĩ rĩathani rĩake rĩkinyagia mũndũ muoyo-inĩ wa tene na tene. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ũhoro ũrĩa wothe njaragia no ũrĩa Baba anjĩĩrĩte njarie.”