12:1  Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

12:2  So they made Him a supper there, and Martha served; but Lazarus reclined at the table with Him.

12:3  Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

12:4  But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who intended to betray Him, said,

12:5  "Why did you not sell this perfume for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?"

12:6  Now he said this, not because he concerned himself about the poor, but because he proved a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what we put into it.

12:7  Therefore Jesus said, "Let her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of My burial.

12:8  "For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."

12:9  The large crowd of the Jews then learned that He had arrived there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead.

12:10  But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also;

12:11  because on account of him many of the Jews had gone away and also believed in Jesus.

12:12  On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus had come to Jerusalem,

12:13  took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, "Hosanna! BLESSED DO We ACKNOWLEDGE AS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel."

12:14  Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it says in the scriptures,


12:16  These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus became glorified, then they remembered that these things people had written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him.

12:17  So the people, who lived with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.

12:18  For this reason also the people went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign.

12:19  So the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you have done any good; look, the world has gone after Him."

12:20  Now there lived some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the feast;

12:21  these then came to Philip, who came from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."

12:22  Philip came and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip came and told Jesus.

12:23  And Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to receive glorification.

12:24  "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

12:25  "He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.

12:26  "If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I go, there My servant will go also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

12:27  "Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.

12:28  "Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came out of heaven: "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again."

12:29  So the crowd of people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered; others said, "An angel has spoken to Him."

12:30  Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes.

12:31  "Now judgment has come upon this world; now I will cast out the ruler of this world.

12:32  "And I, if I become lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."

12:33  But He said this to indicate the kind of death by which He would die.

12:34  The crowd then answered Him, "We have heard out of the Law that the Christ would remain forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must become lifted up'? Who do we mean as the Son of Man?"

12:35  So Jesus said to them, "For a little while longer the Light resides among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.

12:36  "While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light." These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and hid Himself from them.

12:37  But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they did not believe in Him.

12:38  This would fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BECOME REVEALED?"

12:39  For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,


12:41  These things Isaiah said because he saw His glory, and he spoke of Him.

12:42  Nevertheless many of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, for fear that would become expelled from the synagogue;

12:43  for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.

12:44  And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me.

12:45  "He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.

12:46  "I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.

12:47  "If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

12:48  "He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke will judge him at the last day.

12:49  "For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.

12:50  "I know that His commandment leads to eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."