Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet.
John 12:1 Then Iesus, sixe dayes before the Passouer, came to Bethanie, where Lazarus was, which had bene dead, whom hee raised from the dead. John 12:2 There they made him a supper, and Martha serued: but Lazarus was one of them that sate at the table with him. John 12:3 Then tooke Mary a pound of ointment, of Spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Iesus, & wiped his feet with her haire: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. John 12:4 Then saith one of his disciples, Iudas Iscariot, Simons sonne, which should betray him, John 12:5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and giuen to the poore? John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poore: but because hee was a thiefe, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. John 12:7 Then said Iesus, Let her alone, against the day of my burying hath she kept this. John 12:8 For the poore alwayes yee haue with you: but me ye haue not alwayes.
The people flock to see Lazarus.
John 12:9 Much people of the Iewes therefore knew that he was there: and they came, not for Iesus sake onely, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
The high priests consult to kill him.
John 12:10 But the chiefe Priests consulted, that they might put Lazarus also to death, John 12:11 Because that by reason of him many of the Iewes went away and beleeued on Iesus.
Christ rideth into Jerusalem.
John 12:12 On the next day, much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Iesus was comming to Hierusalem, John 12:13 Tooke branches of Palme trees, and went foorth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna, blessed is the king of Israel that cometh in the Name of the Lord. John 12:14 And Iesus, when he had found a yong asse, sate thereon, as it is written, John 12:15 Feare not, daughter of Sion, behold, thy King commeth, sitting on an asses colt. John 12:16 These things vnderstood not his disciples at the first: but when Iesus was glorified, then remebred they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things vnto him. John 12:17 The people therefore that was with him, when he called Lazarus out of his graue, and raised him from the dead, bare record. John 12:18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that hee had done this miracle. John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore saide among themselues, Perceiue ye how yee preuaile nothing? Behold, the world is gone after him.
Greeks desire to see Jesus.
John 12:20 And there were certaine Greeks among them, that came vp to worship at the feast: John 12:21 The same came therefore to Philip which [was] of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Iesus. John 12:22 Philip commeth and telleth Andrew: and againe Andrew and Philip told Iesus.
He foretelleth his death.
John 12:23 And Iesus answered them, saying, The houre is come, that the Sonne of man should be glorified. John 12:24 Uerely, verely, I say vnto you, Except a corne of wheat fall into the ground, and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. John 12:25 He that loueth his life, shall lose it: and hee that hateth his life in this world, shall keepe it vnto life eternall. John 12:26 If any man serue me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall also my seruant be: If any man serue me, him will my father honour. John 12:27 Now is my soule troubled, and what shall I say? Father, saue me from this houre, but for this cause came I vnto this houre. John 12:28 Father, glorifie thy Name. Then came there a voice from heauen, [saying], I haue both glorified it, and wil glorifie it againe. John 12:29 The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said, that it thundered: others said, An Angel spake to him. John 12:30 Iesus answered, and said, This voice came not because of mee, but for your sakes. John 12:31 Now is the iudgement of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted vp from the earth, will draw all men vnto me. John 12:33 (This hee said, signifying what death he should die) John 12:34 The people answered him, We haue heard out of the Law, that Christ abideth for euer: and how sayest thou, The Sonne of man must bee lift vp? Who is this Sonne of man? John 12:35 Then Iesus said vnto them, Yet a little while is the light with you: walke while ye haue the light, lest darkdesse come vpon you: For he that walketh in darkenesse, knoweth not whither he goeth. John 12:36 While ye haue light, beleeue in the light, that ye may bee the children of light. These things spake Iesus, and departed, and did hide himselfe from them.
The Jews are generally blinded:
John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they beleeued not on him: John 12:38 That the saying of Esaias the Prophet might be fulfilled, which hee spake, Lord, who hath beleeued our report? and to whom hath the arme of the Lord beene reuealed? John 12:39 Therefore they could not beleeue, because that Esaias said againe, John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardned their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor vnderstand with their heart, and be conuerted, and I should heale them. John 12:41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him:
John 12:42 Neuerthelesse, among the chiefe rulers also, many beleeued on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confesse him, lest they should be put out of the Synagogue. John 12:43 For they loued the praise of men, more then the praise of God.
therefore Jesus calleth earnestly for confession of faith.
John 12:44 Iesus cried, and said, He that beleeueth on me, beleeueth not on me, but on him that sent me. John 12:45 And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me. John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoeuer beleeueth on me, should not abide in darkenesse. John 12:47 And if any man heare my words, and beleeue not, I iudge him not; For I came not to iudge the world, but to saue the world. John 12:48 He that reiecteth me, and receiueth not my words, hath one that iudgeth him: ye word that I haue spoken, the same shall iudge him in the last day. John 12:49 For I haue not spoken of my selfe; but the Father which sent me, he gaue me a commaundement what I should say, and what I should speake. John 12:50 And I know that his commandement is life euerlasting: whatsoeuer I speake therefore, euen as the Father said vnto me, so I speake.