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21 January 一月| John 约11:1-57|

Jesus declared “I Am the Resurrection and the Life” 耶稣宣告“复活在我生命也在我”

Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (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.) So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” When 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.”Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days,and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?” Jesus 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.10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.” 11 After 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.” 12 His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.” 13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. 14 So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, 15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16 Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” 17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18 Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem,19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. 20 When 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. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and 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.” 28 After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. “The Teacher is here,” she said, “and is asking for you.” 29 When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. 31 When 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. 32 When 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.” 33 When 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. 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” 37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?” 38 Jesus, 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.” 40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” 41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father,I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I 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.” 43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The 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.” 45 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 Then 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. 48 If 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.” 49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year,spoke up, “You know nothing at all! 50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.” 51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life. 54 Therefore 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. 55 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover. 56 They 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?” 57 But 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.
有一个叫拉撒路的病人,住在伯大尼,就是玛丽亚和她的姐姐玛妲住的村子。 玛丽亚就是用香液膏抹主,又用自己的头发擦他脚的那一个。是她的弟弟拉撒路患了病。 姐妹俩派人到耶稣那里说:“主啊,你看,你所爱的人患了病。” 耶稣听了就说:“这病不至于死,而是为了神的荣耀,好使神的儿子由此得荣耀。”耶稣一向爱玛妲和她的妹妹,以及拉撒路然而当他听说拉撒路患了病,还继续在原来的地方住了两天, 此后才对门徒说:“我们再到犹太去吧。” 门徒们说:“拉比,近来犹太人想用石头砸死你,你还再到那里去吗?” 耶稣回答:“白天不是有十二个小时吗?人如果在白天行走,就不会绊倒,因为他看见这世界的光。 10 但人如果在黑夜里行走,就会绊倒,因为在他里面没有光。”11 耶稣讲了这些话,然后对他们说:“我们的朋友拉撒路睡了,我要去叫醒他。” 12 门徒们就对他说:“主啊,他如果是睡着了,就有救了!” 13 其实耶稣说的是拉撒路的死,他们却以为他说的是睡觉休息。 14 于是耶稣明确地告诉他们:“拉撒路死了! 15 我为你们欢喜,因为我不在那里,好使你们可以相信。现在我们到他那里去吧。” 16 那叫迪杜马的多马,对其他门徒说:“我们也去吧,让我们与主一起死!” 17 耶稣到了,知道拉撒路在坟墓里已经有四天了。 18 伯大尼离耶路撒冷不远,约有三公里。 19 许多犹太人到玛妲和玛丽亚那里去,为了她们弟弟的事安慰她们。20 玛妲一听说耶稣来了,就去迎接他。玛丽亚却仍然坐在家里。21 玛妲对耶稣说:“主啊,如果你早在这里,我弟弟就不会死了。 22 不过我知道,即使是现在,你无论向神求什么,神都将赐给你的。” 23 耶稣对她说:“你弟弟会复活的。” 24 玛妲说:“我知道在末日复活的时候,他会复活。” 25 耶稣对她说:“我就是复活,我就是生命。信我的人,即使死了,也将要活。 26 所有活着而信我的人绝不会死,直到永远。你信这话吗?” 27 玛妲说:“是的,主啊!我相信你是基督,是神的儿子,就是要到世界上来的那一位。” 28 玛妲说了这话,就回去叫她的妹妹玛丽亚,悄悄地说:“老师来到这里,叫你过去。” 29 玛丽亚一听,就立即起来,往耶稣那里去。 30 当时,耶稣还没有进村子,仍在玛妲迎接他的地方。 31 那些在玛丽亚家里安慰她的犹太人,看见她匆忙起身出去,以为她要到坟墓那里去哭,就跟着她。32 玛丽亚到了耶稣那里,一看见他,就俯伏在他的脚前,说:“主啊,如果你早在这里,我弟弟就不会死了。” 33 耶稣看见玛丽亚在哭,陪她一起来的犹太人也在哭,就灵里愤怒,内心烦扰。34 他问:“你们把他安放在哪里?” 他们回答说:“主啊,请来看。” 35 耶稣流泪了。 36 犹太人就说:“你看,他多么爱拉撒路!” 37 但是其中有些人说:“这个人既然开了瞎子的眼睛,难道就不能使拉撒路不死吗?” 38 耶稣自己里面再次感到愤怒,来到坟墓那里。那坟墓是个洞穴,有一块石头放置在洞口。 39 耶稣吩咐:“把石头挪开。” 死者的姐姐玛妲说:“主啊,他已经发臭了,因为是第四天了。” 40 耶稣对她说:“我不是对你说过,你如果信,就会看见神的荣耀吗?” 41 于是他们把石头挪开。耶稣向上举目,说:“父啊,我感谢你,因为你已经垂听了我。 42 我知道你总是在垂听我,但我这么说,是为了这些站在周围的民众,好让他们相信是你差派了我。” 43 耶稣说了这些话,就大声呼唤:“拉撒路,出来!”44 那死了的人就出来了;手脚缠着布条,脸上包着头巾。耶稣对他们说:“解开他,让他走!” 45 来到玛丽亚那里的许多犹太人,看到耶稣所做的事,就信了耶稣。 46 然而,其中有些人到法利赛人那里去,向他们报告耶稣所行的事。 47 于是祭司长们和法利赛人召集了议会,说:“这个人行了很多神迹,我们该做什么呢? 48 如果任凭他这样下去,大家都会信他,罗马人就会来,夺取我们的圣地和国家!” 49 其中有一个人叫该亚法,是当年的大祭司,对他们说:“你们什么都不懂! 50 也不想一想,一个人替民众死,免得全民族灭亡,这对你们是有益处的。” 51 他说这话不是出于自己,只因他是当年的大祭司,就预言了耶稣要替全民族而死; 52 而且不仅是替犹太民族死,也是要把神的那些四散的儿女都召集合一。 53 从那天起,他们就商议要把耶稣杀掉。 54 因此,耶稣不再公开地在犹太人当中行事,而是离开那里,到旷野附近的地方,进了一个叫以法莲的城,在那里与门徒们住下了。 55 犹太人的逾越节快到了。许多人从乡下上耶路撒冷去,要在节日前洁净自己。56 他们寻找耶稣,站在圣殿里彼此谈论说:“你们怎么看,他绝不会来过节吧?”57 原来,祭司长们和法利赛人早就下令,如果有人知道耶稣在哪里,就要报告,好抓住他。

In this Seventh Miracle, Jesus demonstrated His power over death. And those who believe in Him will live and will never die.


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