Now some of those who used to come up to worship at the Festival were Greeks.
They came to Philip, of Bethsaida in Galilee, with the request, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
Philip came and told Andrew: Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
His answer was, "The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
In most solemn truth I tell you that unless the grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains what it was--a single grain; but that if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.
He who holds his life dear, is destroying it; and he who makes his life of no account in this world shall keep it to the Life of the Ages.
If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.
Now is my soul full of trouble; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this purpose I have come to this hour.
Father, glorify Thy name." Thereupon there came a voice from the sky, "I have glorified it and will also glorify it again."
The crowd that stood by and heard it, said that there had been thunder. Others said, "An angel spoke to him."
"It is not for my sake," said Jesus, "that that voice came, but for your sakes.
Now is a judgement of this world: now will the Prince of this world be driven out.
And I-- if I am lifted up from the earth--will draw all men to me."
He said this to indicate the kind of death He would die.
The crowd answered Him, "We have heard out of the Law that the Christ remains for ever. In what sense do you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is that Son of Man?"
"Yet a little while," He replied, "the light is among you. Be faithful to the light that you have, for fear darkness should overtake you; for a man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.
In the degree that you have light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light." Jesus said this, and went away and hid Himself from them.