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John 12:23–33

23 And Jesus * answered them, saying, aThe hour has come for the Son of Man to bbe glorified.

24 Truly, truly, I say to you, aunless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

25 aHe who loves his 1life loses it, and he who bhates his 1life in this world will keep it to life eternal.

26 If anyone 1serves Me, he must follow Me; and awhere I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone 1serves Me, the Father will bhonor him.

Jesus Foretells His Death

27 aNow My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘bFather, save Me from cthis hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.

28 aFather, glorify Your name.” Then a bvoice came out of heaven: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.”

29 So the crowd of people who stood by and heard it were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, “aAn angel has spoken to Him.”

30 Jesus answered and said, aThis voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes.

31 aNow judgment is upon this world; now bthe ruler of this world will be cast out.

32 And I, if I aam lifted up from the earth, will bdraw all men to Myself.”

33 But He was saying this ato indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.

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