John 12
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Mary Anoints Jesus
(Matthew 26:6–13; Mark 14:3–9; Luke 7:36–50)

1Six days before the passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been dead, and raised to life again. 2there a supper was provided for him; Martha was in waiting: but Lazarus was one of the guests that sat at table with him. 3but Mary taking a pound of the oil of spikenard which was very costly, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped them with her hair: so that the house was filled with the odour of the perfume. 4whereupon one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who was to betray him, 5said, why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, to be given to the poor? 6this he said, not out of any concern for the poor; but because being purse-bearer he used to pilfer what was in bank. 7then said Jesus, let her alone: against the day of my burial hath she kept this. 8the poor you will always have with you; but me you will not always have.

The Plot to Kill Lazarus

9a great multitude of Jews knowing that Jesus was there, went thither, not for his sake only, but likewise to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10for the chief priests had resolved to put even Lazarus to death; 11because he was the occasion that many of the Jews left them, and believed on Jesus.

The Triumphal Entry
(Matthew 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–11; Luke 19:28–40)

12The next day, a crowd of people that were come to the feast, hearing that Jesus was on the road to Jerusalem, took branches of palm-trees, 13and went to meet him, crying, "Hosanna, blessed is the king of Israel that comes in the name of the Lord." 14now Jesus was riding upon a young ass, which he got by the way; as it is written, 15"fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy king comes sitting on an ass's colt." 16this passage his disciples did not understand at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, they remembred how they had mounted him, and perceiv'd that those words related to him. 17the people that were present testified, that he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead. 18and it was upon the rumour of this miracle, that the people crowded to him. 19the Pharisees therefore said among themselves, don't you perceive we lose ground? you see what a world of followers attend him.

Jesus Predicts His Death

20In the mean time, among the rest that came to worship at the feast, 21there were certain Greeks, who address'd themselves to Philip, who was of Bethsaida in Galilee, saying, sir, we would fain see Jesus. 22Philip went to tell Andrew: and then both of them mention'd it to Jesus. 23but Jesus answered them, saying, the time is come, when the son of man is to be glorified. 24verily, verily I say unto you, when a corn of wheat is thrown into the ground, there it lies a single grain unless it dies: but if it die, it becomes very fruitful. 25he that loveth his life, shall lose it: but he that sacrifices his life in this world, shall preserve it to eternity. 26if any man would serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall my servant be: whoever serves me, him will my father reward.

27"Now is my soul troubled; what! shall I say, father, save me from this concern? but for this cause am I come, even for this very concern. 28father, glorify thy name." then there came this voice from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again." 29the people therefore present who heard the noise, said it was thunder: others said, an angel spake to him. 30Jesus said, this voice came not for my sake, but for yours. 31now is this world condemn'd: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32as for me, when I shall be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me. 33(this he said to signify what death he should die.) 34Upon which the people said to him, we have learnt from the law, that the Messiah is to live for ever: why do you say then, the son of man must be lift up? who is this son of man? 35Jesus answer'd them, yet a little while is the light with you: walk while ye have the light, lest darkness surprize you: for he that walketh in darkness, does not know whither he goes. 36while ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light, after having said these things, Jesus retir'd, and conceal'd himself from them.

Belief and Unbelief

37But though he had done so many miracles in their presence, yet they did not believe on him: 38so that the passage of Esaias the prophet was fulfilled, where he says, "Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39therefore they could not believe, according to what Esaias said in another place, "he hath blinded their eyes, 40and hardned their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them." 41these things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

42nevertheless there were many even among the chief rulers, who believed on him; but they did not own it publickly for fear the Pharisees should excommunicate them. 43for they preferr'd their own reputation to the glory of God.

44Then Jesus rais'd his voice, and said, he that believeth on me, does not so much believe on me, as on him that sent me. 45and he that contemplates me, contemplates him that sent me. 46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me, might not abide in darkness. 47but if any man hear my words, and does not believe them, it is not I that condemn him: for I came not to condemn the world, but to save the world. 48he that rejecteth me, and does not embrace my doctrine, hath one that condemns him: the doctrine that I have delivered, that shall condemn him in the last day. 49for I have not spoken for my self; but the father who sent me, he commission'd me, what I should teach, and what I should speak. 50and I know that it is a commission of eternal life: whatever therefore I say, I deliver just as the father directed me.

Daniel Mace New Testament (1729)

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Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible.

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