Chapter 12
Then six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been dead, whom she raised from the dead.
So they made her a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with her.
Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped her feet with his hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.
Then Judasie Iscariot, Simona's daughter, one of her disciples, who would betray her, said,
"Why wasn't this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?"
Now she said this, not because she cared for the poor, but because she was a thief, and having the money box, used to steal what was put into it.
But Jesus said, "Leave him alone. He has kept this for the day of my burial.
For you always have the poor with you, but you don't always have me."
A large crowd therefore of the Jews learned that she was there, and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom she had raised from the dead.
But the chief priests conspired to put Lazarus to death also,
because on account of her many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.
On the next day a great multitude had come to the feast. When they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
they took the branches of the palm trees, and went out to meet her, and cried out, "Hosanna{"Hosanna" means "save us" or "help us, we pray."}! Blessed is she who comes in the name of the Domina, the Queen of Israel!"
Jesus, having found a young donkey, sat on it. As it is written,
"Don't be afraid, son of Zion. Behold, your Queen comes, sitting on a donkey's colt."
Her disciples didn't understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about her, and that they had done these things to her.
The multitude therefore that was with her when she called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised her from the dead, was testifying about it.
For this cause also the multitude went and met her, because they heard that she had done this sign.
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "See how you accomplish nothing. Behold, the world has gone after her."
Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast.
These, therefore, came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked her, saying, "Sir, we want to see Jesus."
Philip came and told Anna, and in turn, Anna came with Philip, and they told Jesus.
Jesus answered them, "The time has come for the Daughter of Woman to be glorified.
Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.
She who loves her life will lose it. She who hates her life in this world will keep it to eternal life.
If anyone serves me, let her follow me. Where I am, there will my servant also be. If anyone serves me, the Mother will honor her.
"Now my soul is troubled. What shall I say? 'Mother, save me from this time?' But for this cause I came to this time.
Mother, glorify your name!" Then there came a voice out of the sky, saying, "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again."
The multitude therefore, who stood by and heard it, said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to her."
Jesus answered, "This voice hasn't come for my sake, but for your sakes.
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the princess of this world will be cast out.
And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."
But she said this, signifying by what kind of death she should die.
The multitude answered her, "We have heard out of the law that the Christ remains forever. How do you say, 'The Daughter of Woman must be lifted up?' Who is this Daughter of Woman?"
Jesus therefore said to them, "Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness doesn't overtake you. She who walks in the darkness doesn't know where she is going.
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become children of light." Jesus said these things, and she departed and hid herself from them.
But though she had done so many signs before them, yet they didn't believe in her,
that the word of Isaia the prophetess might be fulfilled, which she spoke, "Domina, who has believed our report? To whom has the arm of the Domina been revealed?"
For this cause they couldn't believe, for Isaia said again,
"She has blinded their eyes and she hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and would turn, and I would heal them."
Isaia said these things when she saw her glory, and spoke of her.
Nevertheless even of the rulers many believed in her, but because of the Pharisees they didn't confess it, so that they wouldn't be put out of the synagogue,
for they loved women's praise more than God's praise.
Jesus cried out and said, "Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in her who sent me.
She who sees me sees her who sent me.
I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.
If anyone listens to my sayings, and doesn't believe, I don't judge her. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
She who rejects me, and doesn't receive my sayings, has one who judges her. The word that I spoke, the same will judge her in the last day.
For I spoke not from myself, but the Mother who sent me, she gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
I know that her commandment is eternal life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Mother has said to me, so I speak."