John 12 ©

1 Christ sitting at the table with Lazarus at Bethany. 3 Is anointed by Mary. 4 For which she is reprehended by Judas. 7 But defended by Christ. 9 Many Jews come to see Lazarus. 10 Wherefore the chief priests seek to put him to death also. 12 Christ rides unto Jerusalem upon an ass, and is received with joy by the multitude, and wishing of happiness as the King of Israel. 20 Certain Greeks desire to see Jesus, and they speak to Philip about it. 23 From which Christ takes occasion to treat of the fruit of His death by the similitude of a grain of wheat. 27 Is troubled in His soul and prays to His Father, and is glorified by a voice from heaven. 29 Informs the multitude again of the fruit and manner of His death, and admonishes them to walk in His light. 37 The Jews continue to be hardened, as was foretold by the prophet Isaiah. 42 Yet many of the rulers believe in Him, but dare not confess Him. 44 He exhorts again unto faith, and to the confession of the same.


THENa Jesus 1six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.


2There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.


Then took Mary a poundb of ointment of 3spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.


Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,


Whyc was not this ointment sold for three hundred 4pence, and given to the poor?


This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, andd had the bag, and bare what was 5put therein.


Then said Jesus, 6Let her alone: 7against thee day of my burying hath she kept this.


For the poorf8always ye have with you; but me ye have 9not always.


Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whomg he had raised from the dead.


¶But the chief priests 10consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;


Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went 11away, and believed on Jesus.


¶Onh the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,


12Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, 13Hosanna: Blessedi14is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.


And Jesus, when he had 15found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,


16Fearj not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.


17These things understood not his disciples at the first: but 18when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.


19The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.


For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.


The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceivek ye how ye prevail 20nothing? behold, 21the world is gone after him.


¶And there were certain 22Greeks among them thatl came up to worship at the feast:


The same came therefore to Philip, whichm was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we 23would 24see Jesus.


Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.


¶And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, thatn the Son of man should be 25glorified.


Verily, verily, I say unto you, Excepto a 26corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.


Hep that 27loveth his 28life shall lose it; and he that 29hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.


If any man serve me, let him follow me; and whereq I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.


Nowr is my soul 30troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this 31hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.


Father, 32glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both 33glorified it, and 34will glorify it again.


The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it 35thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.


Jesus answered and said, This voice came nots because of me, but 36for your sakes.


Nowt is the 37judgment of this world: nowu shall the 38prince of this world be cast out.


Andv I, 39if I be lifted up from the earth, will 40draw 41all men unto me.


This he said, signifying what death he should die.


The people answered him, We have heard out of 42the law thatw Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?


Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while isx43the light with you. Walky while ye have the light, lest 44darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.


While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and 45departed, and did hide himself from them.


¶But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:


That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord,z46who hath believed our 47report? and to whom hath the 48arm of the Lord been 49revealed?


Therefore they 50could not believe, because that Esaias said again,


51Heaa hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.


Theseab things said Esaias, when he 52saw 53his glory, and spake of him.


¶Neverthelessac among the chief rulers also many believed 54on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lestad they should be put 55out of the synagogue:


Forae they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.


¶Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, 56believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.


Andaf he that 57seeth me seeth him that sent me.


Iag am come 58a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.


And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I 59judge him not: forah I 60came not to 61judge the world, but to save the world.


Heai that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: theaj word that I have spoken, 62the same shall judge him in the last day.


Forak I have not spoken 63of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a 64commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.


And I know that his commandment is 65life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.