John 12
New Heart English Bible
1Then six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead. 2So they prepared a dinner for him there; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him. 3Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 4Then Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, who would betray him, said, 5"Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?" 6Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, used to steal what was put into it. 7But Jesus said, "Leave her alone, that she may keep this for the day of my burial. 8For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me."

9A large crowd therefore of the Judeans learned 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. 10But the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus also, 11because on account of him many of the Jewish people went away and believed in Jesus.

12On the next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13they took the branches of the palm trees, and went out to meet him, and were shouting, "Hosanna. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel." 14And Jesus, having found a young donkey, sat on it. As it is written, 15"Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your King comes, sitting on a donkey's colt." 16His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about him, and that they had done these things to him. 17The crowd therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, was testifying about it. 18For this cause also the crowd went and met him, because they heard that he had done this sign. 19The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "See how you accomplish nothing. Look, the whole world has gone after him."

20Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast. 21These, therefore, came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, "Sir, we want to see Jesus." 22Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn, Andrew came with Philip, and they told Jesus. 23And Jesus answered them, "The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to everlasting life. 26If anyone serves me, let him follow me; and where I am, there will my servant also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

27"Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say? 'Father, save me from this hour?' But for this cause I came to this hour. 28Father, glorify your name." Then there came a voice out of the sky, saying, "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." 29The crowd therefore, who stood by and heard it, said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him." 30Jesus answered, "This voice hasn't come for my sake, but for your sakes. 31Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out. 32And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw everyone to myself." 33But he said this, signifying by what kind of death he should die. 34The crowd answered him, "We have heard out of the law that the Christ remains forever. Then how can you say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up?' Who is this Son of Man?" 35Jesus therefore said to them, "Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness does not overtake you. He who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become children of light." Jesus said these things, and he departed and hid himself from them. 37But though he had done so many signs before them, yet they did not believe in him, 38that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, "Lord, who has believed our report, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?" 39For this cause they could not believe, for Isaiah said again, 40He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them. 41Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory, and spoke of him. 42Nevertheless even of the rulers many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue, 43for they loved praise from people more than praise from God.

44Then Jesus shouted out and said, "Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me. 45And he who sees me sees him who sent me. 46I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness. 47And if anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48He who rejects me, and does not accept my words, has one who judges him. The word that I spoke will judge him on the last day. 49For I spoke not from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50I know that his commandment is everlasting life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak."

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2023

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