John 12:18-28 (New International Version)

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18 Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign,1 went out to meet him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!"2

Jesus Predicts His Death

20 Now there were some Greeks3 among those who went up to worship at the Feast. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida4 in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus." 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. 23 Jesus replied, "The hour5 has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.6 24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies,7 it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it8 for eternal life.9 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.10 My Father will honor the one who serves me. 27 "Now my heart is troubled,11 and what shall I say? 'Father,12 save me from this hour'?13 No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven,14 "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again."
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