John 12:20-33 NIV

Jesus Predicts His Death

20 Now there were some Greeks1 among those who went up to worship at the Feast.

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21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida2 in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."

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22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
23 Jesus replied, "The hour3 has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.4

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24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies,5 it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

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25 The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it6 for eternal life.7

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26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.8 My Father will honor the one who serves me.

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27 "Now my heart is troubled,9 and what shall I say? 'Father,10 save me from this hour'?11 No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.

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28 Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven,12 "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again."

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29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
30 Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit,13 not mine.

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31 Now is the time for judgment on this world;14 now the prince of this world15 will be driven out.

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32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth,16 will draw all men to myself."17

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33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.18

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