The Anointing at Bethany
1Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany12:1 Mk 11:1 where Lazarus12:1 Other mss read Lazarus who died was, the one Jesus had raised from the dead.12:1 Jn 11:43–44
2So12:2–8 Mt 26:6–13; Mk 14:3–9 they gave a dinner for him there; Martha12:2 Jn 11:1 was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him.
4Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot12:4 Mt 26:14; Mk 3:19 (who was about to betray him), said,
5“Why wasn’t this perfume sold for three hundred denarii12:5 A denarius = one day’s wage12:5 Mt 18:28 and given to the poor?”
The Decision to Kill Lazarus
9Then a large crowd of the Jews learned he was there. They came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, the one he had raised from the dead.12:9 Jn 21:14
10But the chief priests had decided to kill Lazarus also,
11because he was the reason many of the Jews were deserting them12:11 Lit going away and believing in Jesus.
The Triumphal Entry
12The12:12–19 Mt 21:1–11; Mk 11:1–11; Lk 19:28–44 next day, when the large crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
“Hosanna! 12:13 Lk 1:42
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord 12:13 Ps 118:25–26 12:13 Ps 118:25–26 — the King of Israel!” 12:13 Jn 1:49
Daughter Zion. Look, your King is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt. 12:15 Zch 9:9 12:15 Zch 9:9
17Meanwhile, the crowd, which had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb12:17 Jn 5:28 and raised him from the dead, continued to testify.12:17 Other mss read Meanwhile the crowd, which had been with him, continued to testify that he had called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead.
18This is also why the crowd met him, because they heard he had done this sign.
Jesus Predicts His Crucifixion
20Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival.
21So they came to Philip,12:21 Mk 3:18 who was from Bethsaida12:21 Mt 11:21; Mk 6:45; 8:22; Lk 9:10; 10:13; Jn 1:44 in Galilee,12:21 Mt 17:22 and requested of him, “Sir,12:21 Col 3:22 we want to see Jesus.”
24Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat12:24 Lk 16:7 falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces much fruit.12:24 1Co 15:36
25The one who loves his life will lose it,12:25 Jn 10:28 and the one who hates12:25 Lk 6:27; 19:14 his life12:25 Mt 10:39 in this world will keep it for eternal life.
27 “Now my soul is troubled. What should I say — Father, save me 12:27 Ps 3:7 from this hour? But that is why I came to this hour.
Then a voice12:28 Jn 5:37 came from heaven: 12:28 Rv 14:13 “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”12:28 Jn 11:4; 17:1; 1Pt 2:12
29The crowd standing there heard it and said it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”
31Now is the judgment of this world.12:31 Lk 4:6 Now the ruler of this world12:31 Jn 3:16; 14:30; 16:11 will be cast out.12:31 Col 2:15; 1Jn 3:8
32As for me, if I am lifted up12:32 Or exalted, also in v. 34 from the earth I will draw all people to myself.”12:32 Jn 11:51
35Jesus answered, “The light will be with you only a little longer.12:35 Ps 118:27; Jn 7:33; 9:4 Walk while you have the light12:35 Ps 36:9; Jn 12:46; 1Jn 2:8 so that darkness doesn’t overtake you.12:35 Php 3:12 The one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he’s going.12:35 Jn 7:28; 8:14; 1Jn 2:11
Isaiah’s Prophecies Fulfilled
37Even though he had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in him.
Lord, who has believed our message?
39This is why they were unable to believe, because Isaiah also said:
and hardened their hearts, 12:40 Heb 3:8
so that they would not see with their eyes
or understand with their hearts,
42Nevertheless, many did believe in him even among the rulers,12:42 Lk 8:41 but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, so that they would not be banned from the synagogue.
A Summary of Jesus’s Mission
44Jesus cried out, “The one who believes in me12:44 Jn 6:35 believes not in me, but in him who sent me.
46I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me would not remain in darkness.
47If anyone hears my words and doesn’t keep12:47 Lk 11:28; 2Tm 1:14; 2Pt 3:17 them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world12:47 Lk 6:37; Jn 3:18; 8:15; Rv 6:10 but to save the world.12:47 Jn 3:17; Ac 16:30; Eph 2:8
48The one who rejects me12:48 Lk 10:16 and doesn’t receive my sayings has this as his judge: 12:48 Lit has the one judging him The word I have spoken will judge him on the last day.12:48 Jn 2:4; 6:39; 1Pt 1:5; 3:3; 2Pt 3:3; Jd 18
49For I have not spoken on my own, but the Father12:49 Mt 11:27 himself who sent me has given me a command to say everything I have said.
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