There were some Greeks among the people who went up to worship during the Feast.
They came to ask Philip for a favor. Philip was from Bethsaida in Galilee. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."
Philip went to tell Andrew. Then Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to receive glory.
What I'm about to tell you is true. Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only one seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
"Anyone who loves his life will lose it. But anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it and have eternal life.
Anyone who serves me must follow me. And where I am, my servant will also be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
"My heart is troubled. What should I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No. This is the very reason I came to this hour.
Father, bring glory to your name!" Then a voice came from heaven. It said, "I have brought glory to my name. I will bring glory to it again."
The crowd there heard the voice. Some said it was thunder. Others said an angel had spoken to Jesus.
Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
Now it is time for the world to be judged. Now the prince of this world will be thrown out.
But I am going to be lifted up from the earth. When I am, I will bring all people to myself."
He said this to show them how he was going to die.
The crowd spoke up. "The Law tells us that the Christ will remain forever," they said. "So how can you say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this 'Son of Man'?"
Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light. Do this before darkness catches up with you. Anyone who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.
While you have the light, put your trust in it. Then you can become sons of light." When Jesus had finished speaking, he left and hid from them.