John 12

Mary Anoints Jesus

1 a  Jesus, therefore, six days before b  the Passover, came to c  Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2So they made Him a supper there, and d  Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. 3 e  Mary then took a
I.e. a Roman pound, equaling 12 oz
pound of very costly g  perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4But h  Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to
Or hand Him over
betray Him, said,
5Why was this perfume not sold for
Equivalent to 11 months’ wages
three hundred denarii and given to poor people?”
6Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he k  had the money box, he used to pilfer l  what was put into it. 7Therefore Jesus said, Let her alone, so that she may keep
I.e. the custom of preparing the body for burial
it for n  the day of My burial.
8 o  For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.”

9The p  large crowd of the Jews then learned that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, q  whom He raised from the dead. 10But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also; 11because r  on account of him s  many of the Jews were going away and were believing in Jesus.

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

12On the next day t  the large crowd who had come to u  the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout v  Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the w  King of Israel.” 14Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written, 15 x  Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, seated on a donkeys colt.” 16 y  These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus z  was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him. 17So aa  the
Lit crowd
people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.
18 ac  For this reason also the
Lit crowd
people went and met Him, ae  because they heard that He had performed this
Or attesting miracle
19So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”

Greeks Seek Jesus

20Now there were some ag  Greeks among those who were going up to worship at ah  the feast; 21these then came to ai  Philip, who was from aj  Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22Philip came and told ak  Andrew; Andrew and Philip came and told Jesus. 23And Jesus answered them, saying, al  The hour has come for the Son of Man to am  be glorified. 24Truly, truly, I say to you, an  unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 ao  He who loves his
Lit soul
life loses it, and he who aq  hates his
Lit soul
life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
26If anyone
Or is serving
serves Me, he must follow Me; and at  where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone
Or is serving
serves Me, the Father will av  honor him.

Jesus Foretells His Death

27 aw  Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘ ax  Father, save Me from ay  this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. 28 az  Father, glorify Your name.” Then a ba  voice came out of heaven: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29So the crowd of people who stood by and heard it were saying that it had thundered; others were saying bb  An angel has spoken to Him.” 30Jesus answered and said, bc  This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes. 31 bd  Now judgment is upon this world; now be  the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32And I, if I bf  am lifted up from the earth, will bg  draw all men to Myself.” 33But He was saying this bh  to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die. 34The crowd then answered Him, “We have heard out of bi  the Law that
I.e. the Messiah
bk  the Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, ‘The bl  Son of Man must be bm  lifted up’? Who is this bn  Son of Man?”
35So Jesus said to them, bo  For a little while longer bp  the Light is among you. bq  Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who br  walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. 36While you have the Light, bs  believe in the Light, so that you may become bt  sons of Light.”

These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and
Lit was hidden
bv  hid Himself from them.
37But though He had performed so many
Or attesting signs
signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him.
38This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: bx  Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 39For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again, 40 by  He has blinded their eyes and He bz  hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and perceive with their heart, and
Lit be turned; i.e. turn about
be converted and I heal them.”
41These things Isaiah said because cb  he saw His glory, and cc  he spoke of Him. 42Nevertheless cd  many even of ce  the rulers believed in Him, but cf  because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be
I.e. excommunicated
ch  put out of the synagogue;
43 ci  for they loved the
Or glory
approval of men rather than the
Or glory
approval of God.

44And Jesus cried out and said, cl  He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me. 45 cm  He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. 46 cn  I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness. 47If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for co  I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 cp  He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; cq  the word I spoke is what will judge him at cr  the last day. 49 cs  For I did not speak
Lit of Myself
on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me cu  has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.
50I know that cv  His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak cw  just as the Father has told Me.”
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