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John 12 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Six days before the Passover ceremonies began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus -- the man he 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 A dinner was prepared in Jesus' honor. Martha served, and Lazarus sat at the table 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 Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus' feet with it and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with fragrance. 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 -- the one who would betray him -- said, 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,
5 "That perfume was worth a small fortune. It should have been 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 Not that he cared for the poor -- he was a thief who was in charge of the disciples' funds, and he often took some for his own use. 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 replied, "Leave her alone. She did it in preparation for my 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 among you, but I will not be here with you much longer." 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
9 When all the people heard of Jesus' arrival, they flocked to see him and also to see Lazarus, the man Jesus 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 Then the leading priests decided to kill Lazarus, too, 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,
11 for it was because of him that many of the people had deserted them and believed 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 news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A huge crowd of Passover visitors 12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.
13 took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, "Praise God! Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hail to 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, fulfilling the prophecy that said: 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written,
15 "Don't be afraid, people of Israel. 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 realize at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into his glory, they remembered that these Scriptures had come true before their eyes. 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 Those in the crowd who had seen Jesus call Lazarus back to life were telling others all about it. 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 was the main reason so many went out to meet him -- because they had heard about this mighty miracle. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him.
19 Then the Pharisees said to each other, "We've lost. Look, the whole world has 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 Some Greeks who had come to Jerusalem to attend the Passover 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast.
21 paid a visit to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee. They said, "Sir, we want to meet 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 about it, and they went together to ask Jesus. 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
23 Jesus replied, "The time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory. 23 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 The truth is, a kernel of wheat must be planted in the soil. Unless it dies it will be alone -- a single seed. But its death will produce many new kernels -- a plentiful harvest of new lives. 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 life in this world will lose it. Those who despise their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 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 All those who want to be my disciples must come and follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And if they follow me, the Father will honor them. 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 my soul is deeply troubled. Should I pray, 'Father, save me from what lies ahead'? But that is the very reason why I came! 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 spoke from heaven, saying, "I have already brought it glory, 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 When the crowd heard the voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had 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 Then Jesus told them, "The voice was for your benefit, not mine. 30 Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
31 The time of judgment for the world has come, when the prince of this world will 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 when I am lifted up on the cross, I will draw everyone to myself." 32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself."
33 He said this to indicate how he was going to die. 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
34 "Die?" asked the crowd. "We understood from Scripture that the Messiah would live forever. Why are you saying the Son of Man will die? Who is this Son of Man you are talking about?" 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, "My light will shine out for you just a little while longer. Walk in it while you can, so you will not stumble when the darkness falls. If you walk in the darkness, you cannot see 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 there is still time; then you will become children of the light." After saying these things, Jesus went away and was hidden 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 despite all the miraculous signs he had done, most of the people 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 is exactly what Isaiah the prophet had predicted: "Lord, who has believed our message? To whom will the Lord reveal his saving power?" 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 But the people couldn't believe, for as Isaiah also said, 39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
40 "The Lord has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts -- so their eyes cannot see, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me 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 was referring to Jesus when he made this prediction, because he was given a vision of the Messiah's glory. 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him.
42 Many people, including some of the Jewish leaders, believed in him. But they wouldn't admit it to anyone because of their fear 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 For they loved human praise more than the praise of God. 43 for they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, "If you trust me, you are really trusting God 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 For when you see me, you are seeing 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 to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain 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 If anyone hears me and doesn't obey me, I am not his judge -- for I have come to save the world and not to judge 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 But all who reject me and my message will be judged at the day of judgment by the truth 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 authority. The Father who sent me gave me his own instructions as to what I should 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 And I know his instructions lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells 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."