John 12:27-50 NAS

Jesus Foretells His Death

27 "1Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, '2Father, save Me from 3this hour '? But for this purpose I came to this hour.

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28 "4Father, glorify Your name." Then a 5voice came out of heaven: "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again."

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29 So the crowd of people who stood by and heard it were saying that it had thundered *; others were saying, "6An angel has spoken to Him."

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30 Jesus answered and said, "7This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes.

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31 "8Now judgment is upon this world; now 9the ruler of this world will be cast out.

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32 "And I, if I 10am lifted up from the earth, will 11draw all men to Myself."

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33 But He was saying this 12to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.

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34 The crowd then answered Him, "We have heard out of 13the Law that 14the Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, 'The 15Son of Man must be 16lifted up'? Who is this 17Son of Man?"

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35 So Jesus said to them, "18For a little while longer 19the Light is among you. 20Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who 21walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.

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36 "While you have the Light, 22believe in the Light, so that you may become 23sons of Light." These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and 24hid Himself from them.

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37 But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him.

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    • n 12:37 - Or "attesting signs"
      38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: "25LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?"

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      39 For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,

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        • o 12:40 - Lit "be turned;" i.e. turn about
          41 These things Isaiah said because 28he saw His glory, and 29he spoke of Him.

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          42 Nevertheless * 30many even of 31the rulers believed in Him, but 32because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear * that they would be 33put out of the synagogue;

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            • p 12:42 - I.e. excommunicated
              43 34for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.

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                  44 And Jesus cried out and said, "35He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me.

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                  45 "36He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.

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                  46 "37I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.

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                  47 "If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for 38I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

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                  48 "39He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; 40the word I spoke is what will judge him at 41the last day.
                  49 "42For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me 43has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.

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                  50 "I know that 44His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak 45just as the Father has told Me."

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