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John 12

1 Then Jesus, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been·​·dead, whom He raised from the dead.
2 Then they made for Him a supper there, and Martha ministered; and Lazarus was one of them who sat·​·with Him.
3 Then Mary, having taken a litra1 of ointment of very·​·precious liquid spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled·​·full with the aroma of the ointment.
4 Then says one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who was about to betray Him,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?
6 But he said this, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the pouch, and bore the things that were put into it.
7 Then said Jesus, Let· her ·be; for the day of My burial has she kept this.
8 For you have the poor always with you, but Me you have not always.
9 A crowd of many of the Jews therefore knew that He was there; and they came, not on·​·account·​·of Jesus only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.
10 And the chief priests consulted that they might also kill Lazarus,
11 because through him many of the Jews went·​·away, and believed in Jesus.
12 On·​·the·​·morrow, a crowd of many, coming to the festival, having heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13 took branches of palm-trees, and went out to meet Him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel, who comes in the name of the Lord!2
14 And Jesus having found a young·​·donkey, sat upon it, as it is written,
15 Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, thy King comes, sitting on the colt of a donkey.3
16 But these things His disciples knew not at·​·first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they did these things to Him.
17 Then the crowd that was with him when He called Lazarus out of the sepulcher and raised him from the dead bore record.
18 For this also the crowd met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, You behold that you profit nothing; lo, the world is gone after Him.
20 And there were certain Greeks among them who came up to worship at the festival.
21 These then came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and besought him, saying, Lord, we would see Jesus.
22 Philip comes and tells Andrew, and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
23 But Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come that the Son of Man should be glorified.
24 Amen, amen, I say to you, Unless a grain of wheat having fallen into the ground dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.
25 He who loves his soul shall lose it, and he who hates his soul in this world shall guard it to life eternal.
26 If anyone minister to Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My minister be; and if anyone minister to Me, the Father will honor him.
27 Now is My soul disturbed, and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour; but for this came I to this hour.
28 Father, glorify Thy name. Then came a voice from heaven, I both have glorified it, and will glorify it again.
29 Then the crowd, standing and hearing, said that it thundered; others said, An angel spoke to Him.
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of Me, but because of you.
31 Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all to Myself.
33 And this He said, signifying by what death He was about to die.
34 The crowd answered Him, We have heard out of the Law that Christ remains for ever4; and how sayest Thou that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?
35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little time is the Light with you; walk while you have the Light, lest darkness seize you; and he who walks in darkness knows not whither he goes.
36 While you have the Light, believe in the Light, that you may be sons of Light. Jesus spoke these things, and departing, was hidden from them.
37 But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,
38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he said, Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?5
39 On this account they could not believe, because Isaiah said again,
40 He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart, that they should not see with the eyes, and consider with the heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.6
41 Isaiah said these·​·things when he saw His glory, and spoke about Him.
42 Still, however, many of the rulers also believed in Him, but on·​·account·​·of the Pharisees, they did not profess Him, lest they should be put·​·out·​·of·​·the·​·synagogue.
43 For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.
44 And Jesus cried and said, He who believes in Me, believes not in Me, but in Him who sent Me.
45 And he who beholds Me, beholds Him who sent Me.
46 I have come the7 Light into the world, that· everyone who believes in Me should ·not remain in darkness.
47 And if anyone hear My sayings and believe not, I do not judge him; for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He who spurns Me, and receives not My sayings, has One who judges him; the Word which I have spoken, the same shall judge him at the last day,
49 because I have not spoken from Myself, but the Father who sent Me, He gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.
50 And I know that His command is life eternal; therefore what I speak, as the Father has told Me, so I speak.

1A Roman litra weighed about 12 oz.

2Psalms 118:25-26

3Zechariah 9:9

4“This is written in Isa. 9:6, 7; Ps. 110:4; and in Dan. 7:13, 14.” AC 6752:2

5Isaiah 53:1

6Isaiah 6:9-10

7John 12:35, 36; AC 3195:5