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1 Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, home of Lazarus, whom Jesus had 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 Lazarus and his sisters hosted a dinner for him. Martha served and Lazarus was among those who joined him at the table. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.
3 Then Mary took an extraordinary amount, almost three-quarters of a pound, of very expensive perfume made of pure nard. She anointed Jesus' feet with it, then wiped his feet dry with her hair. The house was filled with the aroma of the perfume. 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 Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), complained, 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,
5 "This perfume was worth a year's wages! Why wasn't it sold and the money 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 He said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He carried the money bag and would take what was in it.) 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 Then Jesus said, "Leave her alone. This perfume was to be used in preparation for my burial, and this is how she has used it. 7 "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. "[It was intended] that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.
8 You will always have the poor among you, but you won't always have me." 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
9 Many Jews learned that he was there. They came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, 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 The chief priests decided that they would kill Lazarus too. 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,
11 It was because of Lazarus that many of the Jews had deserted them and come to believe in Jesus. 11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him.
12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival 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 They took palm branches and went out to meet him. They shouted, "Hosanna! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on 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 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written,
15 Don't be afraid, Daughter Zion. Look! Your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt. 15 "Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt."
16 His disciples didn't understand these things at first. After he was glorified, they remembered that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to 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 crowd who had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead were testifying about him. 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 That's why the crowd came to meet him, because they had heard about this miraculous sign that he had done. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him.
19 Therefore, the Pharisees said to each other, "See! You've accomplished nothing! Look! The whole world is following 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 Some Greeks were among those who had come up to worship at the festival. 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast.
21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and made a request: "Sir, we want to 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 told Andrew, and Andrew and Philip told Jesus. 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
23 Jesus replied, “The time has come for the Human One to be glorified. 23 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 I assure you that unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it can only be a single seed. But if it dies, it bears 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 Those who love their lives will lose them, and those who hate their lives in this world will keep them forever. 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 Whoever serves me must follow me. Wherever I am, there my servant will also be. My Father will honor whoever serves me. 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 I am deeply troubled. What should I say? ‘Father, save me from this time'? No, for this is the reason I have come to this time. 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 your name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I 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 crowd standing there heard and said, "It's thunder." Others said, "An angel spoke 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 replied, "This voice wasn't for my benefit but for yours. 30 Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
31 Now is the time for judgment of this world. Now this world's ruler will be thrown out. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.
32 When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to me." ( 32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself."
33 He said this to show how he was going to die.) 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
34 The crowd responded, "We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Human One must be lifted up? Who is this Human One?" 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 replied, "The light is with you for only a little while. Walk while you have the light so that darkness doesn't overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness don't know where they are going. 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 As long as you have the light, believe in the light so that you might become people whose lives are determined by the light." After Jesus said these things, he went away and hid 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 Jesus had done many miraculous signs before the people, but they didn't believe in him. 37 Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him.
38 This was to fulfill the word of the prophet Isaiah: Lord, who has believed through our message? To whom is the arm of the Lord fully 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 Isaiah explains why they couldn't believe: 39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
40 He made their eyes blind and closed their minds so that they might not see with their eyes, understand with their minds, and turn their lives around— and I would 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 Isaiah said these things because he saw Jesus' glory; he spoke about Jesus. 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him.
42 Even so, many leaders believed in him, but they wouldn't acknowledge their faith because they feared that the Pharisees would expel them from 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 They believed, but they loved human praise more than God's glory. 43 for they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
44 Jesus shouted, "Whoever believes in me doesn't believe in me but in the one who 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 Whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. 45 When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me.
46 I have come as a light into the world so that everyone who believes in me won't live in darkness. 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
47 If people hear my words and don't keep them, I don't judge them. I didn't come to judge the world but to save it. 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 Whoever rejects me and doesn't receive my words will be judged at the last day by the word I have spoken. 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 I don't speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me regarding what I should speak and say. 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 I know that his commandment is eternal life. Therefore, whatever I say is just as the Father has said to me." 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say."