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John 12 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Six days before the Passover Feast, Jesus went to Bethany, where Lazarus lived. (Lazarus is the man 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 There they had a dinner for Jesus. Martha served the food, and Lazarus was one of the people eating with Jesus. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.
3 Mary brought in a pint of very expensive perfume made from pure nard. She poured the perfume on Jesus' feet, and then she wiped his feet with her hair. And the sweet smell from the perfume filled the whole house. 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 Jesus' followers who would later turn against him, was there. Judas said, 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,
5 "This perfume was worth three hundred coins. 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 But Judas did not really care about the poor; he said this because he was a thief. He was the one who kept the money box, and he often stole from 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 Jesus answered, "Leave her alone. It was right for her to save this perfume for today, the day for me to be prepared for burial. 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 with you, but you will not always have me." 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
9 A large crowd of Jews heard that Jesus was in Bethany. So they went there to see not only Jesus but Lazarus, whom Jesus 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 So the leading priests made plans to kill Lazarus, too. 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,
11 Because of Lazarus many of the Jews were leaving them and believing 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 a great crowd who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast heard that Jesus was coming there. 12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.
13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Jesus, shouting, "Praisen God! God bless 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 colt and sat on it. This was as the Scripture says, 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written,
15 "Don't be afraid, people of Jerusalem! Your king is coming, sitting on the colt of a donkey." 15 "Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt."
16 The followers of Jesus did not understand this at first. But after Jesus was raised to glory, they remembered that this 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 There had been many people with Jesus when he raised Lazarus from the dead and told him to come out of the tomb. Now they were telling others about what Jesus did. 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 Many people went out to meet Jesus, because they had heard about this miracle. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him.
19 So the Pharisees said to each other, "You can see that nothing is going right for us. 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 There were some Greek people, too, who came to Jerusalem to worship at the Passover Feast. 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast.
21 They went to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said, "Sir, we would like 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 then Andrew and Philip told Jesus. 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
23 Jesus said to them, "The time has come for the Son of Man to receive his glory. 23 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 I tell you the truth, a grain of wheat must fall to the ground and die to make many seeds. But if it never dies, it remains only a single seed. 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, but those who hate their lives in this world will keep true life 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. Then my servant will be with me everywhere I am. My Father will honor anyone who 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 very troubled. Should I say, 'Father, save me from this time'? No, I came to this time so I could suffer. 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, bring glory to your name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have brought glory to it, and I will do 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, who heard the voice, said it was thunder. But others said, "An angel has 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 said, "That voice was for your sake, not mine. 30 Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
31 Now is the time for the world to be judged; now the ruler of this world will be thrown down. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.
32 If I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people toward me." 32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself."
33 Jesus said this to show how he would die. 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
34 The crowd said, "We have heard from the law that the Christ will live forever. So why do you say, '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 Then Jesus said, "The light will be with you for a little longer, so walk while you have the light. Then the darkness will not catch you. If you walk in the darkness, you will not know where you 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 Believe in the light while you still have it so that you will become children of light." When Jesus had said this, he left 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 Though Jesus had done many miracles in front of the people, they still did not 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 bring about what Isaiah the prophet had said: "Lord, who believed what we told them? Who saw the Lord's power in this?" 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 This is why the people could not believe: Isaiah also had said, 39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
40 "He has blinded their eyes, and he has closed their minds. Otherwise they would see with their eyes and understand in their minds and come back to me and be healed." 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 this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him. 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him.
42 But many believed in Jesus, even many of the leaders. But because of the Pharisees, they did not say they believed in him for fear they would 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 They loved praise from people more than praise from God. 43 for they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
44 Then Jesus cried out, "Whoever believes in me is really believing 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 light into the world so that whoever believes in me would not stay 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 "Anyone who hears my words and does not obey them, I do not judge, because I did not come 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 There is a judge for those who refuse to believe in me and do not accept my words. The word I have taught will be their judge on 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 The things I taught were not from myself. The Father who sent me told me what to say and what to teach. 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 eternal life comes from what the Father commands. So whatever I say is what the Father told me to say." 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say."