John 12 ©

1 Mary anointeth the feet of Jesus: Judas murmureth at the cost. 9 The people flock to see Lazarus: the chief priests consult to kill him. 12 Jesus rideth into Jerusalem in triumph. 20 Certain Greeks desire to see him. 23 He sheweth the benefit of his death to believers; prayeth to his Father; is answered by a voice from heaven; signifieth the manner of his death; and exhorteth to make good use of the present light. 37 The generality of the Jews believe not: 42 yet many chief rulers believe, but dare not confess him: 44 he urgeth faith in his divine mission.


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


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


Then took cMary da pound of ointment of spikenard, 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.


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


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


fThis he said, not that he cared for the poor; but gbecause he was a thief, hand had the bag, and bare what was put therein.


iThen said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my jburying hath she kept this.


For kthe poor always ye have with you; lbut me ye have not always.


mMuch 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, whom he had raised from the dead.


nBut the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;


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


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


qTook branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, r*Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.


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


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


tThese things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was uglorified, then vremembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.


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


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

x v.9,11,12.

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


¶And there were certain zGreeks among them that came up to worship aat the feast:


The same came therefore to bPhilip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, cwe would see Jesus.


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


¶And Jesus answered them, saying, dThe hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.


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


fHe that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that ghateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.


hIf any man serve me, let him follow me; and iwhere I am, there shall also my servant be: jif any man serve me, him will my Father honour.


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


mFather, glorify thy name. nThen came there a voice from heaven, saying, I ohave both glorified it, and will pglorify it again.


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


Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, qbut for your sakes.


rNow is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.


And I, if I be slifted up from the earth, twill draw uall men unto me.


This he said, vsignifying what death he should die.


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


Then Jesus said unto them, zYet a little while is the light with you. aWalk while ye have the light, lest bdarkness come upon you: for che that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.


dWhile ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be ethe children of light. These things spake Jesus, and fdeparted, and did hide himself from them.


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


That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, hLord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath ithe arm of the Lord been revealed?


jTherefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,


kHe 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.


These things said Esaias, lwhen he saw his glory, and spake of him.


¶Nevertheless mamong the chief rulers also many believed on him; but nbecause of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:


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


pJesus cried and said, qHe that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.


rAnd he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.


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


And tif any man hear my words, and believe not, uI judge him not: for vI came not to judge the world, but to save the world.


wHe that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: xthe word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him yin the last day.


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


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