John 12

Chapter 12

12:3  Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Mary As Martha stands for service, and Lazarus for communion, so Mary shows us the worship of a grateful heart. Others before her had come to his feet to have their need met; she came to give Him His due. Though two of the evangelists record her act, John alone gives her name.

feet of (See Scofield "Matthew 26:7") .

12:12  On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

when they

(See Scofield "Matthew 21:4") .

12:19  The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

12:23  And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.


He does not receive these Gentiles. A Christ in the flesh, King of the Jews, could be no proper object of faith to the Gentiles, though the Jews should have believed on Him as such. For Gentiles the corn of wheat must fall into the ground and die; Christ must be lifted up on the cross and believed in as a sacrifice for sin, as seed of Abraham, not David John 12:24 John 12:32 ; Galatians 3:7-14 ; Ephesians 2:11-13 .

Son of man (See Scofield "Matthew 8:20") .

12:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.


Chapters 12-17 are a progression according to the order of approach to God in the tabernacle types: chapter 12., in which Christ speaks of His death, answers to the brazen altar of burnt-offering, type of the cross. Passing from the altar toward the holy of holies, the laver is next reached Exodus 30:17-21, answering to Chapter 13. With His associate priests, now purified, the High Priest approaches and enters the holy place, in the high communion of Chapters 14-16. Entering alone the holy of holies John 17:1, the High Priest intercedes. (Cf) Hebrews 7:24-28 . That intercession is not for the salvation, but the keeping and blessing of those for whom He prays. His death (assumed as accomplished), John 17:4 has saved them.

12:25  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.


kosmos = world-system.

John 14:17 John 14:19 John 14:22 John 14:27 John 14:30 ; 7:7 (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") .

12:29  The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

12:31  Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.


The Seven Judgments.

(1) Of Jesus Christ as bearing the believer's sins. The sins of believers have been judged in the person of Jesus Christ "lifted up" on the cross. The result was death for Christ, and justification for the believer, who can never again be put in jeopardy.

John 5:24 ; Romans 5:9 ; 8:1 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21 ; Galatians 3:13 . ; Hebrews 9:26-28 ; Hebrews 10:10 Hebrews 10:14-17 ; 1 Peter 2:24 ; 3:18 .

See other judgments,

(See Scofield "1 Corinthians 11:31") . See Scofield " 2 Corinthians 5:10 ". See Scofield " Matthew 25:32 ". See Scofield " Ezekiel 20:37 ". See Scofield " Jude 1:6 ". See Scofield " Revelation 20:12 ".

world kosmos = world-system. John 14:17 John 14:19 John 14:22 John 14:27 John 14:30 ; 7:7 See note, Revelation 13:3-8 (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8")

12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

world kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .