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1 Jesus therefore six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead. 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
2 So they made him a supper there: and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.
3 Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. 3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, that should betray him, saith, 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred shillings, and given to the poor? 5 "Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages. "
6 Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the bag took away what was put therein. 6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
7 Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to keep it against the day of my burying. 7 "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. "[It was intended] that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.
8 For the poor ye have always with you; but me ye have not always. 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
9 The common people therefore of the Jews learned that he was there: and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 9 Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
10 But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death; 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,
11 because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus. 11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him.
12 On the morrow a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.
13 took the branches of the palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried out, Hosanna: Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! " "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the King of Israel!"
14 And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written,
15 Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. 15 "Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt."
16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. 16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to him.
17 The multitude therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, bare witness. 17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.
18 For this cause also the multitude went and met him, for that they heard that he had done this sign. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him.
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how ye prevail nothing: lo, the world is gone after him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!"
20 Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast: 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast.
21 these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."
22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: Andrew cometh, and Philip, and they tell Jesus. 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
23 And Jesus answereth them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 23 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit. 24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
25 He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 25 The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the Father honor. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause came I unto this hour. 27 "Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.
28 Father, glorify thy name. There came therefore a voice out of heaven, [saying], I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 28 Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again."
29 The multitude therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it had thundered: others said, An angel hath spoken to him. 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice hath not come for my sake, but for your sakes. 30 Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself. 32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself."
33 But this he said, signifying by what manner of death he should die. 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
34 The multitude therefore answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? 34 The crowd spoke up, "We have heard from the Law that the Christ will remain forever, so how can you say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this 'Son of Man'?"
35 Jesus therefore said unto them, Yet a little while is the light among you. Walk while ye have the light, that darkness overtake you not: and he that walketh in the darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 35 Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.
36 While ye have the light, believe on the light, that ye may become sons of light. These things spake Jesus, and he departed and hid himself from them. 36 Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light." When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
37 But though he had done so many signs before them, yet they believed not on him: 37 Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him.
38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: "Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
39 For this cause they could not believe, for that Isaiah said again, 39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
40 He hath blinded their eyes, and he hardened their heart; Lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, And should turn, And I should heal them. 40 "He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn--and I would heal them."
41 These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory; and he spake of him. 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him.
42 Nevertheless even of the rulers many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess [it], lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;
43 for they loved the glory [that is] of men more than the glory [that is] of God. 43 for they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
44 And Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. 44 Then Jesus cried out, "When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.
45 And he that beholdeth me beholdeth him that sent me. 45 When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me.
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me may not abide in the darkness. 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
47 And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 47 "As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it.
48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my sayings, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day. 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.
49 For I spake not from myself; but the Father that sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 49 For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it.
50 And I know that his commandment is life eternal: the things therefore which I speak, even as the Father hath said unto me, so I speak. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say."