Jesus' Triumphal Entry 耶稣光荣进城
1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took about a pint 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. 4 But 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.” 6 He 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. 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” 9 Meanwhile 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. 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him. 12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” 14 Jesus 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.” 16 At 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. 17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.18 Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign,went out to meet him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!” 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. 23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very 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. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever 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. 28 Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. 30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die. 34 The 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’?” 35 Then 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.36 Believe 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. 37 Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38 This 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?” 39 For 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.” 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him. 42 Yet 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; 43 for they loved human praise more than praise from God. 44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. 46 I 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. 48 There 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. 49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
1 逾越节前六天，耶稣来到拉撒路所在的伯大尼，就是他使拉撒路从死人中复活的地方。 2 有些人在那里为耶稣预备晚餐，玛妲正伺候着。拉撒路也在与耶稣坐席的人当中。 3 这时候，玛丽亚拿了一斤极其贵重的纯哪哒香液，膏抹耶稣的脚，又用自己的头发擦干，屋子里就充满了香液的气味。4 他的一个门徒，就是后来要出卖耶稣的那个加略人犹大却说： 5 “为什么不把这香液卖三百个银币去分给穷人呢？” 6 他说这话，并不是因为顾念穷人，而是因为他是个贼。他管钱包，常常拿走其中所存的。7 耶稣说：“由她吧！她是为我安葬的日子而保存的。 8 要知道，你们总是有穷人与你们在一起，但你们不总是有我。” 9 有一大群犹太人知道耶稣在那里，就来了。他们不仅是为了耶稣的缘故，也是为了看拉撒路，就是耶稣使他从死人中复活的那个人。 10 于是祭司长们就商议，连拉撒路也要杀掉， 11 因为有许多犹太人为了拉撒路的缘故，离开他们，信了耶稣。12 第二天，一大群上来过节的人听说耶稣要来到耶路撒冷， 13 就拿着棕榈树枝出去迎接他，欢呼说：“和散那！奉主名而来的那一位，以色列的王啊，是蒙祝福的！” 14 耶稣找来一头驴驹，骑在上面，正如经上所记： 15 “锡安的女儿啊，不要怕！看哪，你的王骑着驴驹来了！” 16 耶稣的门徒们当初不明白这些事，等到耶稣得了荣耀以后，才想起这些话是指着他写的，人们果然向他做了这些事。 17 当耶稣呼唤拉撒路从坟墓中出来，使他从死人中复活的时候，那些与耶稣在一起的众人就见证了这件事。 18 众人之所以也去迎接他，是因为他们听说他行了这神迹。19 于是法利赛人互相说：“可见你们真没用！看，这世界都跟随他去了。” 20 当时，上来过节敬拜的人中，有一些希腊人。 21 这些人来到加利利的伯赛达人腓力那里，求他说：“先生，我们想见耶稣。” 22 腓力去告诉安得烈，安得烈和腓力就去告诉耶稣。 23 耶稣回答他们，说：“人子得荣耀的时候到了！ 24 我确确实实地告诉你们：一粒麦子如果不落在地里死去，它仍然是一粒；如果死了，就结出很多子粒来。 25 爱惜自己生命的，就失去生命；在这世上恨恶自己生命的，将保全生命到永生。 26 一个人如果要服事我，就当跟从我；我在哪里，我的仆人也将要在哪里。如果有人服事我，父将尊重他。27 “现在我的灵魂烦扰。我该说什么呢？说‘父啊，救我脱离这时刻’吗？但我正是为了这时刻而来的。 28 父啊，愿你荣耀你的名！” 这时候，有声音从天上传来：“我已经荣耀了我的名，还要再荣耀！” 29 站在那里的众人听见了，就说：“打雷了。”另有人说：“是天使在对他说话。” 30 耶稣就回答说：“这声音不是为我，而是为你们来的。 31 现在，是这世界受审判的时候了；现在，世界的那掌权者要被赶出去了。 32 至于我，当我从地上被举起来的时候，就会吸引所有的人归向我。” 33 耶稣说这话是指自己将要怎样死。34 众人回答他：“我们从律法中听到，基督是永远长存的。你怎么说‘人子必须被举起来’呢？这‘人子’到底是谁？” 35 耶稣说：“光在你们当中的时候不多了。要趁着有光的时候行走，免得黑暗抓住你们！因为在黑暗里行走的人，不知道自己往哪里去。 36 你们要趁着有光的时候信这光，好使你们成为光明的儿女。”耶稣说了这些话，就离开他们被隐藏了。37 耶稣虽然在他们面前行了这么多神迹，他们仍然不信他。 38 这是为要应验先知以赛亚所说的话：“主啊，我们所传的，有谁相信了？主的膀臂，向谁显示了？” 39 他们之所以不能相信，是因为以赛亚又说过：40 “神使他们瞎了眼，硬了心，免得他们眼睛看见，心里明白，回转过来，我就使他们痊愈。” 41 以赛亚说了这些话，是因为看见了耶稣的荣耀，就讲论他的事。42 不过甚至是首领当中也有许多信耶稣的。但是为了法利赛人的缘故，他们不敢承认，免得被赶出会堂， 43 这是因为他们喜爱人的荣耀，胜过喜爱神的荣耀。44 耶稣喊着说：“信我的人，不是信我，而是信派我来的那一位。 45 谁看见我，就是看见派我来的那一位。 46 我就是光。我来到世上，好让所有信我的人不住在黑暗里。 47 如果有人听了我的话却不遵守，我不定他的罪；因为我来，不是为了定世人的罪，而是为了拯救世人。 48 拒绝我，又不接受我话的人，自有定他罪的：我所讲的话语，在末日要定他的罪。 49 这是因为我没有凭自己讲话，而是派我来的父给了我命令，要我说什么和讲什么。 50 我知道他的命令就是永恒的生命。所以我所讲的，正是照着父所告诉我的来讲的。”
In this last week of Jesus' life on earth, He was anointed at Bethany in preparation for His burial; He predicted His death even as He entered Jerusalem openly. Opposition continues to heighten.
Reflections and Prayer 反思祷告