John 12:20-22

Jesus Predicts His Death

20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.
21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”
22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

John 12:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
ESV
20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks.
NLT
20 Some Greeks who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration
MSG
20 There were some Greeks in town who had come up to worship at the Feast.
CSB
20 Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival.

John 12:20-22 In-Context

18 Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him.
19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”
20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.
21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”
22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 Very truly I tell you, 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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. John 7:35; Acts 11:20
  • 2. S Matthew 11:21; John 1:44
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.