Riverside(i) 1 SIX days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they made a dinner for him. Martha waited on them, and Lazarus was one of those who reclined at table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of pure nard perfume, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, the one who was going to betray him, said, 5 "Why was not this perfume sold for three hundred shillings and the money given to the poor?" 6 He said this, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and having the purse used to pilfer what was put into it. 7 Jesus said, "Let her alone. It was hers to keep for the day of my preparation for the tomb. 8 The poor you always have with you, but me you have not. 9 A great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, and they came, not on account of Jesus alone, but also to see Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead. 10 The high priests planned to kill Lazarus too, 11 because many of the Jews on account of him went and believed in Jesus. 12 On the next day the great crowd which had come to the feast, hearing that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, "God save him! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord — the King of Israel!" 14 Jesus, finding a young ass, sat on it, as it is written, 15 "Fear not, daughter of Zion! Behold, your King comes, sitting on the foal of an ass!" 16 These things his disciples did not understand at first, but when Jesus had been glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him. 17 The people that were with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead were bearing witness to it. 18 For this reason the crowd went to meet him, because they had heard that he had done this sign. 19 The Pharisees said among themselves, "You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone off after him." 20 There were some Greeks among those who had come up to worship at the feast. 21 These came to Philip of Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." 22 Philip came and told Andrew. Andrew came with Philip and they told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies it bears much fruit. 25 He who loves his life destroys it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for life eternal. 26 If any one is serving me, let him follow me and where I am there my servant shall be. If any one is serving me, him my Father will honor. 27 Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour? But for this I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify thy name!" There came a voice from heaven, "I have glorified it and will again glorify it." 29 The crowd that was standing there and heard said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel spoke to him." 30 Jesus said, "This voice came, not on my account, but for you. 31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now the Ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me." 33 This he said indicating by what death he was to die. 34 The crowd answered him, "We have heard out of the Law that the Christ remains forever. How do you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?" 35 Jesus said to them, "A little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, that darkness may not overtake you. He who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so as to become sons of Light." Jesus said these things and then went away and hid himself from them. 37 But, though he had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in him, 38 so that the word of Isaiah the prophet should be fulfilled. Isaiah said, "Lord, who has believed our report, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?" 39 For this reason they could not believe, because Isaiah said again, 40 "He has blinded their eyes and dulled their mind so that they may not see with their eyes nor understand with their mind and repent so that I should heal them." 41 Isaiah said this because he saw his glory and he spoke of him. 42 Nevertheless, even of the rulers many did believe in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, in order not to be expelled from the synagogue; 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. 44 Jesus cried out, "He who believes in me does not believe in me, but in him who sent me, 45 and he who looks upon me looks upon him who sent me. 46 I have come as a Light into the world that no one who believes in me may remain in darkness. 47 If any one hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He who rejects me and does not accept my words has a judge. The message that I have spoken — that will judge him on the last day. 49 But he who sent me — the Father himself — has given me a command what I am to say and what I am to speak, 50 and I know that his command is life eternal. So what I am speaking I am speaking just as the Father has told me."