Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet.
John 12:1 Jesus therefore, six days before the pasch, came to Bethania, where Lazarus had been dead, whom Jesus raised to life. John 12:2 And they made him a supper there: and Martha served. But Lazarus was one of them that were at table with him. John 12:3 Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of right spikenard, of great price, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. John 12:4 Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said: John 12:5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence and given to the poor? John 12:6 Now he said this not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief and, having the purse, carried the things that were put therein. John 12:7 Jesus therefore said: Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of my burial. John 12:8 For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.
The people flock to see Lazarus.
John 12:9 A great multitude therefore of the Jews knew that he was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
The high priests consult to kill him.
John 12:10 But the chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also: John 12:11 Because many of the Jews, by reason of him, went away and believed in Jesus.
Christ rideth into Jerusalem.
John 12:12 And on the next day, a great multitude that was come to the festival day, when they had heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, John 12:13 Took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet him and cried Hosanna. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel. John 12:14 And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it, as it is written: John 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold thy king cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. John 12:16 These things his disciples did not know 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. John 12:17 The multitude therefore gave testimony, which was with him, when he called Lazarus out of the grave and raised him from the dead. John 12:18 For which reason also the people came to meet him, because they heard that he had done this miracle. John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves: Do you see that we prevail nothing? Behold, the whole world is gone after him.
Greeks desire to see Jesus.
John 12:20 Now there were certain Gentiles among them, who came up to adore on the festival day. John 12:21 These therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying: Sir, we would see Jesus. John 12:22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew. Again Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
He foretelleth his death.
John 12:23 But Jesus answered them, saying: The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified. John 12:24 Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground die, John 12:25 Itself remaineth alone. But if it die it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it and he that hateth his life in this world keepeth it unto life eternal. John 12:26 If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour. John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause I came unto this hour. John 12:28 Father, glorify thy name. A voice therefore came from heaven: I have both glorified it and will glorify it again. John 12:29 The multitude therefore that stood and heard said that it thundered. Others said: An angel spoke to him. John 12:30 Jesus answered and said: This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. John 12:31 Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself. John 12:33 (Now this he said, signifying what death he should die.) John 12:34 The multitude answered him: We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever. And how sayest thou: The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man? John 12:35 Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, and the darkness overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither be goeth. John 12:36 Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things Jesus spoke: and he went away and hid himself from them.
The Jews are generally blinded:
John 12:37 And whereas he had done so many miracles before them, they believed not in him: John 12:38 That the saying of Isaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he said: Lord, who hath believed our hearing? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? John 12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaias said again: John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart and be converted: and I should heal them. John 12:41 These things said Isaias, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.
yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him:
John 12:42 However, many of the chief men also believed in him: but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, that they might not be cast out of the synagogue. John 12:43 For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.
therefore Jesus calleth earnestly for confession of faith.
John 12:44 But Jesus cried and said: He that believeth in me doth not believe in me, but in 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 whosoever believeth in me may not remain in darkness. John 12:47 And if any man hear my words and keep them not, I do not judge him for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. John 12:48 He that despiseth me and receiveth not my words hath one that judgeth him. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself: but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say and what I should speak. John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting. The things therefore that I speak, even as the Father said unto me, so do I speak.