John 12

1Mary anointeth the feet of Jesus: Judas murmureth at the cost. 9The people flock to see Lazarus: the chief priests consult to kill him. 12Jesus rideth into Jerusalem in triumph. 20Certain Greeks desire to see him. 23He 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. 37The generality of the Jews believe not: 42yet many chief rulers believe, but dare not confess him: 44he urgeth faith in his divine mission.

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

2 1There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

3 Then took 1Mary 2a 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.

4 1Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,

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

6 1This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but 2because he was a thief, 3and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

7 1Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my 2burying hath she kept this.

8 For 1the poor always ye have with you; 2but me ye have not always.

9 1Much 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.

101But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

11 1Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

121On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

13 1Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, 2Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

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

15 1Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

16 1These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was 2glorified, then 3remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

17 1The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.

18 1For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, 1Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

20 ¶ And there were certain 1Greeks among them that came up to worship 2at the feast:

21 The same came therefore to 1Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, 2we would see Jesus.

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

23 ¶ And Jesus answered them, saying, 1The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, 1Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

25 1He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that 2hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

26 1If any man serve me, let him follow me; and 2where I am, there shall also my servant be: 3if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

27 1Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: 2but for this cause came I unto this hour.

28 1Father, glorify thy name. 2Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I 3have both glorified it, and will 4glorify it again.

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

30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, 1but for your sakes.

31 1Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

32 And I, if I be 1lifted up from the earth, 2will draw 3all men unto me.

33 This he said, 1signifying what death he should die.

34 The people answered him, We have heard out of 1the law 2that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? 3who is this Son of man?

35 Then Jesus said unto them, 1Yet a little while is the light with you. 2Walk while ye have the light, lest 3darkness come upon you: for 4he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

36 1While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be 2the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and 3departed, and did hide himself from them.

37 ¶ But though he had done so many miracles before them, 1yet they believed not on him:

38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, 1Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath 2the arm of the Lord been revealed?

39 1Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,

40 1He 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.

41 These things said Esaias, 1when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

42 ¶ Nevertheless 1among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but 2because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

43 1For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

441Jesus cried and said, 2He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

45 1And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

46 1I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

47 And 1if any man hear my words, and believe not, 2I judge him not: for 3I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

48 1He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: 2the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him 3in the last day.

49 1For 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.

50 And I know that 1his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.