Yokhanan 12 – יוחנן יב


1Six days before the Pesakh, Yeshua came to Beit Anya where Lazar was, whom Yeshua had raised from the dead.  2And they gave Him a banquet there; Marta served; but Lazar was one of the guests who were with Him.  3Then Miryam took a cruse containing pure and expensive nard, and anointed the feet of Yeshua, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.  4And Yehudah Sekharyotah, one of His Talmidim, who was about to betray Him, said, 5“Why was not this oil sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?”  6He said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and the purse was with him, and he carried whatever was put into it.  7Yeshua then said, “Let her alone; she has kept it for the day of my burial.  8For you have the poor always with you, but me you do not have always.”  9Many people of the Yehudim heard that Yeshua was there; so they came, not only on account of Yeshua, but also to see Lazar, whom He had raised from the dead.  10And the chief Kohanim were thinking of killing Lazar also, 11because on his account a great many Yehudim were leaving and trusting in Yeshua.

12On the next day, a large crowd which had come to the Khag when they heard that Yeshua was coming to Yerushalayim 13took branches of palm trees and went out to greet Him, and they cried out and said, “Hoshah Nah! Barukh Habah b’Shem  יהוה , Melekh Yisra’el.”  14And Yeshua found a donkey and sat on it, as it is written, 15“Fear not, O daughter of Tzion; behold, your king comes to you, riding on the colt of a donkey.”  16His Talmidim did not understand these things at that time; but when Yeshua was glorified, then His Talmidim remembered that these things were written concerning Him and that they had done these things to Him.  17The people who were with Him testified that He had called Lazar from the tomb, and that He raised him from the dead.  18It was on this account that large crowds went out to meet Him, for they heard that He had performed this miracle.  19The P’rushim said one to another, “Do you see that you have not been able to gain anything? Behold, all the people have gone after Him.”

20Now there were some Goyim among them who had come up to worship at the Khag.  21They came and approached Filipos of Beit Tza’ida of the Galil, and asked him, saying, “My Adon, we would like to see Yeshua.”  22Filipos came and told Andrai, then Andrai and Filipos told Yeshua.  23Yeshua answered, saying to them, “The hour has come that Ben HaAdam should be glorified.  24Amein, Amein, I say to you, that unless a grain of wheat falls and dies in the ground, it will be left alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.  25He who loves his life will lose it; and he who has no concern for his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.  26If any man serves me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also will my servant be; he who serves me, him Avi will honor.”

27“Now my soul is disturbed, and what shall I say? O Avi, deliver me from this hour; but for this cause I came to this very hour.  28O Abba, glorify Your Name.” Then a voice was heard from Heaven, “I am glorified, and I shall again be glorified.”  29And the people who stood  by  heard it and said it was thunder; others said a Malakh spoke to Him.   30Yeshua answered,  saying to them,  “This voice was not on my account, but  for your sake.   31Now  is the judgment of this world; now the leader of this world will be cast out.  32And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw every man to me.”  33He said this to show by what kind of death He was to die.  34The people said to Him, “We have heard from the Torah that the Mashi’akh shall remain forever; how do you say that Ben HaAdam must be lifted up? Who is this Ben HaAdam?”  35Yeshua said to them, “The light is with you for a little while; walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overcome you; and he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.  36While you have the light, trust in the light, so that you may become the sons of the light.” Yeshua spoke these things, and went away and hid Himself from them.

37Even though He had performed all of these miracles before them, yet they did not trust in Him, 38so that the word of Yesha-Yahu HaNavi might be fulfilled, who said, “Adonai, who will believe our report, and to whom has the arm of  יהוה  been revealed?”  39For this reason, they could not believe, because Yesha-Yahu said again, 40“Their eyes have become blind and their hearts darkened, so that they cannot see with their eyes and understand with their hearts; let them return and I will heal them.”  41Yesha-Yahu said these things when he saw His glory and spoke concerning Him.

42Many of the leading men also trusted in Him; but because of the P’rushim they did not confess it, so that they might not be cast out of the Beit K’nesset.  43For they loved the honor of men more than the glory of Elohim.

44Yeshua cried out, saying, “He who trusts in me trusts not in me but in Him who sent me.  45And he who sees me has already seen Him who sent me.  46I have come into the world as the light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.  47And he who hears my words, and does not obey them, I will not judge him; for I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.  48He who oppresses me and does not receive my words, there is one who will judge him; HaDavar which I have spoken, it will judge him at the last day.  49For I did not speak of myself; but HaAv who sent me, He commanded me what to say and what to speak.  50And I know that His mitzvah is Khayei Olam; these things, therefore, which I speak, just as Avi told me, so I speak.”

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