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John 12

NCV 1 Six days before the Passover Feast, Jesus went to Bethany, where Lazarus lived. (Lazarus is the man Jesus raised from the dead.) NIV 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. NCV 2 There they had a dinner for Jesus. Martha served the food, and Lazarus was one of the people eating with Jesus. NIV 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 4 Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus' followers who would later turn against him, was there. Judas said, NIV 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, NCV 5 "This perfume was worth three hundred coins. Why wasn't it sold and the money given to the poor?" NIV 5 "Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages. " NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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. NIV 7 "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. "[It was intended] that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. NCV 8 You will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me." NIV 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me." NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 10 So the leading priests made plans to kill Lazarus, too. NIV 10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, NCV 11 Because of Lazarus many of the Jews were leaving them and believing in Jesus. NIV 11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him. NCV 12 The next day a great crowd who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast heard that Jesus was coming there. NIV 12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. NCV 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Jesus, shouting, "Praisen God! God bless the King of Israel!" NIV 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!" NCV 14 Jesus found a colt and sat on it. This was as the Scripture says, NIV 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written, NCV 15 "Don't be afraid, people of Jerusalem! Your king is coming, sitting on the colt of a donkey." NIV 15 "Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt." NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 18 Many people went out to meet Jesus, because they had heard about this miracle. NIV 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him. NCV 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." NIV 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!" NCV 20 There were some Greek people, too, who came to Jerusalem to worship at the Passover Feast. NIV 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. NCV 21 They went to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said, "Sir, we would like to see Jesus." NIV 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus." NCV 22 Philip told Andrew, and then Andrew and Philip told Jesus. NIV 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. NCV 23 Jesus said to them, "The time has come for the Son of Man to receive his glory. NIV 23 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 25 Those who love their lives will lose them, but those who hate their lives in this world will keep true life forever. NIV 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. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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." NIV 28 Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again." NCV 29 The crowd standing there, who heard the voice, said it was thunder. But others said, "An angel has spoken to him." NIV 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. NCV 30 Jesus said, "That voice was for your sake, not mine. NIV 30 Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine. NCV 31 Now is the time for the world to be judged; now the ruler of this world will be thrown down. NIV 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. NCV 32 If I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people toward me." NIV 32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself." NCV 33 Jesus said this to show how he would die. NIV 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die. NCV 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'?" NIV 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'?" NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 37 Though Jesus had done many miracles in front of the people, they still did not believe in him. NIV 37 Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. NCV 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?" NIV 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?" NCV 39 This is why the people could not believe: Isaiah also had said, NIV 39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: NCV 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." NIV 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." NCV 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him. NIV 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him. NCV 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. NIV 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; NCV 43 They loved praise from people more than praise from God. NIV 43 for they loved praise from men more than praise from God. NCV 44 Then Jesus cried out, "Whoever believes in me is really believing in the One who sent me. NIV 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. NCV 45 Whoever sees me sees the One who sent me. NIV 45 When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me. NCV 46 I have come as light into the world so that whoever believes in me would not stay in darkness. NIV 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 49 The things I taught were not from myself. The Father who sent me told me what to say and what to teach. NIV 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. NCV 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." NIV 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say."