Bishops' Bible

John 12

Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet.

John 12:1 Then Iesus, sixe dayes before the Passouer, came to Bethanie, where Lazarus had ben dead, whom he raysed from death. John 12:2 There they made hym a supper, and Martha serued: but Lazarus was one of them that sate at the table with hym. John 12:3 Then toke Marie a pounde of oyntment of Spike narde, very costly, and annoynted Iesus feete, and wyped his feete with her heere: and the house was fylled with the odoure of the oyntment. John 12:4 Then sayde one of his disciples, euen Iudas Iscariot Simons sonne, which shoulde betraye hym. John 12:5 Why was not this oyntment solde for three hundred pence, and geuen to the poore? John 12:6 This he sayde, not that he cared for the poore: but because he was a thiefe, and had the bagge, and bare that which was geuen. John 12:7 Then sayde Iesus: Let her alone, agaynst the day of my burying hath she kept this. John 12:8 For the poore alwayes shall ye haue with you: but me haue ye not alwayes.

The people flock to see Lazarus.

John 12:9 Much people of the Iewes therfore had knowledge that he was there. And they came not for Iesus sake only: but that they might se Lazarus also, who he raysed from death.

The high priests consult to kill him.

John 12:10 But the hye priestes helde a councell, that they myght put Lazarus to death also, John 12:11 Because that for his sake, many of the Iewes went away, and beleued on Iesus.

Christ rideth into Jerusalem.

John 12:12 On the next day, much people that were come to ye feast, when they hearde that Iesus should come to Hierusalem, John 12:13 Toke braunches of paulme trees, and went foorth to meete hym, and cryed: Hosanna, blessed is he that in the name of the Lorde commeth, kyng of Israel. John 12:14 And Iesus got a young Asse, and sate theron, as it is written: John 12:15 Feare not daughter of Sion, beholde, thy kyng commeth, sittyng on an Asses colte. John 12:16 These thynges vnderstoode not his disciples at the first: but when Iesus was glorified, the remembred they that such thinges were written of him, & that such thynges they had done vnto hym. John 12:17 The people that was with him, when he called Lazarus out of his graue, and raysed hym from death, bare recorde. John 12:18 Therfore met hym the people also, because they hearde that he had done such a miracle. John 12:19 The pharisees therfore sayde among them selues: perceaue ye, howe ye preuayle nothyng? Beholde, [all the whole] worlde goeth after hym.

Greeks desire to see Jesus.

John 12:20 There were certaine Grekes among them, that came to worship at the feast: John 12:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida, [a citie] of Galilee, and desired hym, saying: Syr, we woulde [fayne] see Iesus. John 12:22 Philip came and tolde Andrewe: And agayne, Andrewe & Philip tolde Iesus.

He foretelleth his death.

John 12:23 And Iesus aunswered them, saying: The houre is come, that the sonne of man must be glorified. John 12:24 Ueryly, veryly, I say vnto you, except the wheate corne fall into the grounde, and dye, it abideth alone: If it dye, it bryngeth foorth much fruite. John 12:25 He that loueth his lyfe, shall destroy it: and he that hateth his lyfe in this worlde, shall kepe it vnto lyfe eternall. John 12:26 If any man minister vnto me, let hym folowe me: And where I am, there shall also my minister be. If any man minister vnto me, hym wyll my father honour. John 12:27 Nowe is my soule troubled, and what shall I say? Father, saue me from this houre: but therfore came I into this houre. John 12:28 Father, glorifie thy name. Then came there a voyce from heauen [saying] I haue both glorified it, and wyll glorifie it agayne. John 12:29 The people therfore that stoode by and hearde it, sayde that it thundred: Other sayde, an Angel spake to hym. John 12:30 Iesus aunswered and sayde: This voyce came, not because of me, but for your sakes. John 12:31 Nowe is the iudgement of this worlde: Nowe shall the prince of this worlde be cast out. John 12:32 And I, yf I were lyft vp from the earth, wyll drawe all men vnto me. John 12:33 (This he sayde, signifiyng what death he shoulde dye.) John 12:34 The people aunswered him: We haue hearde out of the lawe, that Christe bydeth euer: and howe sayest thou, the sonne of man must be lyft vp? Who is that sonne of man? John 12:35 Then Iesus sayde vnto them: Yet a litle while is the light with you. Walke while ye haue light, lest the darknesse come on you: For he that walketh in the darke, wotteth not whither he goeth. John 12:36 Whyle ye haue lyght, beleue on the lyght, that ye may be the chyldren of the lyght. These thynges spake Iesus, and departed, & hyd hym selfe from the.

The Jews are generally blinded:

John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet beleued not they on hym, John 12:38 That the saying of Esaias the prophete myght be fulfylled, which he spake: Lorde, who shall beleue our saying? And to whom is the arme of the Lorde declared? John 12:39 Therfore coulde they not beleue, because that Esaias sayth agayne: John 12:40 He hath blynded their eyes, and hardened their heart, that they shoulde not see with their eyes, & lest they should vnderstande with their hearte, & should be conuerted, and I should heale them. John 12:41 Such thynges sayde Esaias, when he sawe his glory, and spake of hym.

yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him:

John 12:42 Neuerthelesse, among ye chiefe rulers also, many beleued on hym: But because of the pharisees, they dyd not confesse hym, lest they should be excomunicate. John 12:43 For they loued the prayse of men, more then the prayse of God.

therefore Jesus calleth earnestly for confession of faith.

John 12:44 Iesus cryed, and sayde: He that beleueth on me, beleueth not on me, but on hym that sent me. John 12:45 And he that seeth me, seeth hym that sent me. John 12:46 I am come a lyght into ye worlde, that whosoeuer beleueth on me, should not byde in darknesse. John 12:47 And yf any man heare my wordes, and beleue not, I iudge hym not: For I came not to iudge the worlde, but to saue the worlde. John 12:48 He that refuseth me, & receaueth not my wordes, hath one that iudgeth him: The worde that I haue spoken, the same shall iudge hym 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 shoulde speake. John 12:50 And I knowe that his commaundement is lyfe euerlastyng. Whatsoeuer I speake therfore, euen as the father bad me, so I speake.

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