Now there were some Greeks1 among those who went up to worship at the festival.
They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida2 in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."
Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
Jesus replied, "The hour3 has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.424Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies,5 it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.25Those who love their life will lose it, while those who hate their life in this world will keep it6 for eternal life.726Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.8 My Father will honor the one who serves me.27"Now my soul is troubled,9 and what shall I say? 'Father,10 save me from this hour'?11 No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.28Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven,12 "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again."
The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit,13 not mine.31Now is the time for judgment on this world;14 now the prince of this world15 will be driven out.32And I, when I am lifted upa from the earth,16 will draw all people to myself."1733
He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.1834
The crowd spoke up, "We have heard from the Law19 that the Messiah will remain forever,20 so how can you say, 'The Son of Man21 must be lifted up'?22 Who is this 'Son of Man'?"
Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light23 just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light,24 before darkness overtakes you.25 Those who walk in the dark do not know where they are going.36Put your trust in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light."26 When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.27