John 12:20-28

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.
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.
25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.
28 Father, glorify your name!”Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.”

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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 12:20-28 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.
25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.
28 Father, glorify your name!”Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.”
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, not mine.

Cross References 12

  • 1. John 7:35; Acts 11:20
  • 2. S Matthew 11:21; John 1:44
  • 3. S Matthew 26:18
  • 4. John 13:32; John 17:1
  • 5. 1 Corinthians 15:36
  • 6. Matthew 10:39; Mark 8:35; Luke 14:26; Luke 17:33
  • 7. S Matthew 25:46
  • 8. John 14:3; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:17
  • 9. Matthew 26:38,39; John 11:33,38; John 13:21
  • 10. S Matthew 11:25
  • 11. ver 23
  • 12. S Matthew 3:17
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