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John 12:20-36 (Lexham English Bible)

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Greeks Seeking Jesus

20 Now some Greeks were among those who had gone up in order to worship at the feast. 21 So these approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and began asking him saying, "Sir, we want to see Jesus." 22 Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man will be glorified. 24 Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth [and]a dies, it remains [by] itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world preserves it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me, and where I am, there my servant will be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

Jesus Predicts His Death

27 "Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, deliver me from this hour'? But for this [reason] I have come to this hour! 28 Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have both glorified [it],b and I will glorify [it]c again." 29 Now the crowd that stood [there] and heard [it]d said {it had thundered}.e Others were saying, "An angel has spoken to him!" 30 Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not happened for my sake, but [for] your sake. 31 Now is the judgment of this world! Now the ruler of this world will be thrown out! 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all [people] to myself." 33 (Now he said this to indicate by what sort of death he was going to die.) 34 Then the crowd replied to him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains {forever}!f And how do you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?" 35 So Jesus said to them, "Yet a little time the light is with you! Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness does not overtake you! And the one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may become sons of light." Jesus said these [things], and [then] he went away [and]g was hidden from them.
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