John 12

MNT(i) 1 So then Jesus came six days before the Passover, to Bethany, where Lazarus was whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served it; but Lazarus was one of those who reclined with him at table. 3 Then Mary took a pound of pure spikenard, very costly, and poured it over his feet, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 Then said Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, who was about to betray him, 5 "Why was not this perfume sold for fifty dollars, and the proceeds given to the poor?" 6 This he said not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and, carrying the purse, 7 used to purloin what was put in it. Then said Jesus. "Let her alone. Against the day of my burial has she kept this; 8 for the poor you have with you always, but me you have not always." 9 When the great mass of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came not alone because of Jesus, but to see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too, 11 because it was on his account that many of the Jews were leaving them, and beginning to believe on Jesus. 12 Next day the big crowd who had come up for the Passover heard that Jesus was coming into Jerusalem, 13 and taking branches from the palm trees went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord. Even Israel's King!" 14 And Jesus found a young ass and seated himself on it, as it is written, 15 Fear not, daughter of Zion, Behold thy King cometh seated upon an ass's colt. 16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus had been glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written concerning him, and what they had done to him. 17 Meanwhile the crowd which was with him when he summoned Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead, kept witnessing. 18 For this reason, too, the crowd came to meet him, because they had heard about this sign which he had done. 19 Then the Pharisees said among themselves. "You see! You can do nothing! Look! The world is gone after him!" 20 Now there were certain Greeks among those who had come up to worship during the Passover feast; 21 these came to Philip of Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we want to see Jesus." 22 Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered. 23 "The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified. 24 In solemn truth I tell you that except a kernel of wheat fall into the ground and die, it remains a single kernel; but if it die it bears a great crop. 25 He who loves his life loses it; and he who regards not his life in this world shall keep it for eternal life. 26 If any one is ready to serve me, let him follow me; and where I am there shall my servant be also. If any man is ready to serve me, him will my Father honor. 27 Now is my soul disquieted. What shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? Nay, for this very cause I am come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify thy name!" Whereupon there came a voice from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." 29 Then the crowd who stood around and heard it, said, "It thundered!" But others said, "An angel has spoken to him." 30 "It is not for my sake," answered Jesus, "that the voice came, but for your sakes. 31 Now is a judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be driven out. 32 "AND I, IF I BE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO MYSELF." 33 (In saying this he was signifying by what kind of death he was to die.) 34 Then the people answered. "We have heard out of the Law that the Christ abides forever. What do you mean by 'The Son of man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of man?" 35 "The Light is among you a little longer," answered Jesus. "Walk while you have the Light, lest darkness overtake you. He who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become Sons of Light." 37 With these words Jesus went away and hid himself from them. But although he had wrought such signs in their presence, still they did not believe in him. 38 So the words spoken by Isaiah, the prophet, were fulfilled. Lord, who hath believed our message, And to whom hath the Arm of the Lord been revealed? 39 This was why they could not believe, because Isaiah said again. 40 He hath blinded their eyes and make their hearts hard, Lest they should see with their eyes, perceive with their minds, And should turn, and I should heal them. 41 Isaiah uttered these words because he saw his glory, and he spoke of him. 42 Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed on him, but did not confess in on account of the Pharisees, for fear lest they be put out of the Synagogue. 43 For they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God. 44 Now Jesus, speaking in a loud voice, had said: 45 "He who believes in me believes not in me, but in Him who sent me; and he who sees me sees him who sent me. 46 Like light am I come into the world, so that no one who believes in me may remain in darkness. 47 And if any one hears my words and does not keep them, it is not I who judge him; for I am not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He who rejects me, and does not receive my words, has indeed a judge. The message which I have spoken, that shall judge him in the Last Day, 49 because I have never spoken on my own authority, but the Father himself who sent me gave me commandment what to say and what words to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So whatever I speak, I speak as the Father has told me."