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1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz'arus was, 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 There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Laz'arus was one of those at 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 Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance 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 (he who was to betray him), said, 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,
5 "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii 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 This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into 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 said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. 7 "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. "[It was intended] that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.
8 The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me." 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
9 When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Laz'arus, 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 So the chief priests planned to put Laz'arus also to death, 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,
11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away 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 the feast 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 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes 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 found a young ass and sat upon it; 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, your king is coming, 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 His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of him and had been done 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 that had been with him when he called Laz'arus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore 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 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard 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 then said to one another, "You see that you can do nothing; look, the 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 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast.
21 So these came to Philip, who was from Beth-sa'ida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish 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 went and told Andrew; Andrew went with Philip and they told Jesus. 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
23 And Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified. 23 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; 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 He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his 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 If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him. 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'? No, for this purpose I have come to 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." 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 by heard it and said that it had thundered. 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 answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 30 Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
31 Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the ruler 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, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself." 32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself."
33 He said this to show by what death he was to die. 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
34 The crowd answered him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains for ever. How can you say that 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 said to them, "The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. 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 you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." When Jesus had said this, 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 Though he had done so many signs before them, yet they 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 it was that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "Lord, who has believed our report, and to whom has 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 Therefore they could not believe. For Isaiah again said, 39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their heart, and turn for me to 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 this because he saw his glory and spoke of him. 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him.
42 Nevertheless many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear 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 praise of men more than the praise of God. 43 for they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
44 And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him 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 And he who sees me sees him 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, that whoever believes in me may not remain 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 any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for 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 He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his 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 For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to 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 eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has bidden 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."