23 But Jesus answered them, saying, w“The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. 24 Most assuredly, I say to you, xunless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much 4grain. 25 yHe who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves Me, let him zfollow Me; and awhere I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
27 b“Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? cBut for this purpose I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify Your name.”
dThen a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”
29 Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.”
30 Jesus answered and said, e“This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now fthe ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, gif I am 5lifted up from the earth, will draw hall peoples to Myself.” 33 iThis He said, signifying by what death He would die.
34 The people answered Him, j“We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?”
35 Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer kthe light is with you. lWalk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; mhe who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become nsons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and owas hidden from them.
37 But although He had done so many psigns before them, they did not believe in Him, 38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:
q“Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
40 “He rhas blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
sLest they should see with their eyes,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”
41 tThese things Isaiah said 6when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.
42 Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but ubecause of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; 43 vfor they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
44 Then Jesus cried out and said, w“He who believes in Me, xbelieves not in Me ybut in Him who sent Me. 45 And zhe who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. 46 aI have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. 47 And if anyone hears My words and does not 7believe, bI do not judge him; for cI did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 dHe who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—ethe word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. 49 For fI have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, gwhat I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I hspeak.”
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