John 12:24-34 (New International Version)

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24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies,1 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 it2 for eternal life.3 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.4 My Father will honor the one who serves me. 27 "Now my heart is troubled,5 and what shall I say? 'Father,6 save me from this hour'?7 No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven,8 "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again." 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. 30 Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit,9 not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world;10 now the prince of this world11 will be driven out. 32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth,12 will draw all men to myself."13 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.14 34 The crowd spoke up, "We have heard from the Law15 that the Christa will remain forever,16 so how can you say, 'The Son of Man17 must be lifted up'?18 Who is this 'Son of Man'?"
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