John 12:1-26 New American Standard Bible

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

12 Jesus , therefore , six days before the Passover , came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead . 2  So they made Him a supper there , and Martha was serving ; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. 3  Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard , and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair ; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume . 4  But Judas Iscariot , one of His disciples , who was intending to betray Him, said , 5  "Why e was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?" 6  Now he said this , not because he was concerned about the poor , but because he was a thief , and as he had the money box , he used to pilfer what was put into it. 7  Therefore Jesus said , "Let her alone , so that she may keep it for the day of My burial . 8  " For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."

The Plot against Lazarus

9  The large crowd of the Jews then learned that He was there ; and they came , not for Jesus' sake only , but that they might also see Lazarus , whom He raised from the dead . 10  But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also ; 11  because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and were believing in Jesus .

The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

12  On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast , when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem , 13  took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout , " Hosanna ! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE Lord , even the King of Israel ." 14  Jesus , finding a young donkey , sat on it; as it is written , 15  " FEAR NOT, DAUGHTER OF ZION ; BEHOLD , YOUR KING IS COMING , SEATED ON A DONKEY'S COLT ." 16  These things His disciples did not understand at the first ; but when Jesus was glorified , then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him. 17  So the people , who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead , continued to testify about Him. 18  For this reason also the people went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign . 19  So the Pharisees said to one another , "You see that you are not doing any good ; look , the world has gone after Him."

Some Greeks Seek Jesus

20  Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast ; 21  these then came to Philip , who was from Bethsaida of Galilee , and began to ask him, saying , "Sir , we wish to see Jesus ." 22  Philip came and told Andrew ; Andrew and Philip came and told Jesus . 23  And Jesus answered them, saying , " The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified . 24  "Truly , truly , I say to you, unless e a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies , it remains alone ; but if it dies , it bears much fruit . 25  " He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal . 26  "If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am , there My servant will be also ; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

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