John 12:20-26

Jesus Predicts His Crucifixion

20 Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival.
21 So they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested of him, "Sir, we want to see Jesus."
22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
23 Jesus replied to them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 "I assure you: Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces a large crop. [a]
25 The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
26 If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant also will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

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John 12:20-26 In-Context

18 This is also why the crowd met Him, because they heard He had done this sign.
19 Then the Pharisees said to one another, "You see? You've accomplished nothing. Look-the world has gone after Him!"
20 Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival.
21 So they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested of him, "Sir, we want to see Jesus."
22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
23 Jesus replied to them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 "I assure you: Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces a large crop.
25 The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
26 If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant also will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
27 "Now My soul is troubled. What should I say-Father, save Me from this hour? But that is why I came to this hour.
28 Father, glorify Your name!" Then a voice came from heaven: "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again!"

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Lit produces much fruit