John 12

RKJNT(i) 1 Six days before the passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead. 2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 4 Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who would later betray him, said, 5 Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor? 6 He said this, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the money box, and stole what was put in it. 7 Then Jesus said, Let her alone: she has kept it for the day of my burial. 8 For the poor you have with you always; but me you do not always have. 9 Now a large multitude of the Jews learned that he was there: and they came not only because of Jesus, but also that they might see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 But the chief priests discussed how they might put Lazarus to death also; 11 Because on account of him many of the Jews went away, and believed in Jesus. 12 On the next day many people who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried out, Hosanna: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel. 14 And Jesus, when he had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written, 15 Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, your King comes, sitting on a donkey's colt. 16 These things his disciples did not understand at first: but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him. 17 Now the people who were with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, kept bearing witness. 18 For this cause also the people went out to meet him, because they heard that he had done this miraculous sign. 19 Therefore the Pharisees said among themselves, You see, you have accomplished nothing: behold, the world has gone after him. 20 And there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast: 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and said to him, Sir, we want to see Jesus. 22 Philip came and told Andrew: then Andrew and Philip told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit. 25 He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it for life eternal. 26 If any man serves me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also: if any man serves me, the Father will honour him. 27 Now is my soul troubled; and shall I say, Father, save me from this hour? but it is for this reason that I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name. Then there came a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29 The crowd that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him. 30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not for me, but for your sakes. 31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself. 33 This he said, to signify what sort of death he should die. 34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ abides forever: and how is it that you say, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? 35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet for a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you: for he who walks in darkness does not know where he goes. 36 While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be sons of light. These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and hid himself from them. 37 But though he had done so many miraculous signs before them, yet they did not believe in him: 38 That the word spoken by Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, Lord, who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39 Therefore they could not believe, because as Isaiah also said, 40 He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, and turn to me, that I should heal them. 41 These things Isaiah said because he saw his glory and spoke of him. 42 Nevertheless, even among the chief rulers, many believed in him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. 44 Jesus cried out and said, He who believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me. 45 And he who sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me should not abide in darkness. 47 And if any man hears my words, and does not believe, I do not judge him: for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He who rejects me, and does not receive my words, has one who judges him: the word that I have spoken, that shall judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken of my own accord; but the Father who sent me, he commanded what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life eternal: therefore, whatever I speak, I speak as the Father has bidden me.