Chapter 12

Mary Anoints Jesus

1 aJesus, therefore, six days before bthe Passover, came to cBethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

2 So they made Him a supper there, and aMartha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.

3 aMary then took a 1pound of very costly bperfume 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.

4 But aJudas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to 1betray Him, * said,

5 “Why was this perfume not sold for 1three hundred denarii and given to poor people?

6 Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he ahad the money box, he used to pilfer bwhat was put into it.

7 Therefore Jesus said, “Let her alone, so that she may keep 1it for athe day of My burial.

8 aFor you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.”

9 The alarge 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, bwhom He raised from the dead.

10 But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also;

11 because aon account of him bmany of the Jews were going away and were believing in Jesus.

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

12 On the next day athe large crowd who had come to bthe feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

13 took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, “aHosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the bKing of Israel.”

14 Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written,

15 “aFear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”

16 aThese things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus bwas glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him.

17 So athe 1people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.

18 aFor this reason also the 1people went and met Him, bbecause they heard that He had performed this 2sign.

19 So 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

20 Now there were some aGreeks among those who were going up to worship at bthe feast;

21 these then came to aPhilip, who was from bBethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

22 Philip * came and * told aAndrew; Andrew and Philip * came and * told Jesus.

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.

34 The crowd then answered Him, “We have heard out of athe Law that 1bthe Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, ‘The cSon of Man must be dlifted up’? Who is this cSon of Man?”

35 So Jesus said to them, aFor a little while longer bthe Light is among you. cWalk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who dwalks in the darkness does not know where he goes.

36 “While you have the Light, abelieve in the Light, so that you may become bsons of Light.”

These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and 1chid Himself from them.

37 But though He had performed so many 1signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him.

38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: “aLord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”

39 For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,

40 “aHe has blinded their eyes and He bhardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and perceive with their heart, and 1be converted and I heal them.”

41 These things Isaiah said because ahe saw His glory, and bhe spoke of Him.

42 Nevertheless amany even of bthe rulers believed in Him, but cbecause of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be 1dput out of the synagogue;

43 afor they loved the 1approval of men rather than the 1approval of God.

44 And Jesus cried out and said, aHe who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me.

45 aHe who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.

46 aI have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.

47 “If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for aI did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

48 aHe who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; bthe word I spoke is what will judge him at cthe last day.

49 aFor I did not speak 1on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me bhas given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.

50 “I know that aHis commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak bjust as the Father has told Me.”


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