Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet.
John 12:1 Then Iesus .vi. dayes before Easter, came to Bethanye where Lazarus was which was dead, and whom Iesus raysed from death. John 12:2 There they made hym a supper, & Martha serued: but Lazarus was one of them that sate at the table with hym. John 12:3 Then toke Mary a pounde of oyntment called Nardus, perfecte and precyous, and annoynted Iesus fete, and wepte hys fete with her heare, and the house was fylled wyth the sauoure of the oyntmente. John 12:4 Then sayed one of hys disciples named Iudas Iscarioth Simons sonne. whiche afterwarde betrayed him: John 12:5 why was not thys oyntment solde for thre .C. pens and geuen to the poore? John 12:6 Thys sayed he, not that he cared for the poore, but because he was a thiefe, and kepte the bagge, and bare that whiche was geuen. John 12:7 Then sayed Iesus Let her alone, agaynste the daye of my buriynge the kept it. John 12:8 The poore alwayes shall ye haue with you, but me shall ye not alwayes haue.
The people flock to see Lazarus.
John 12:9 Muche people of the Iewes had knoweledge that he was there, & they came not for Iesus sake onely, but that they myghte se Lazarus also whom he raysed from death:
The high priests consult to kill him.
John 12:10 The hye priestes therfore helde a counsel, that they myght put Lazarus to death also, John 12:11 because that for hys sake many of the Iewes went away, and beleued on Iesus.
Christ rideth into Jerusalem.
John 12:12 On the morowe muche people that were come to the feast, when they hearde that Iesus shoulde come to Hierusalem, John 12:13 toke braunches of palme trees, and went and met hym, and cryed: Hosanna, blessed is he that in the name of the Lorde cometh kynge of Israell. John 12:14 And Iesus gotte a yong asse, and sate theron, accordynge to that which was wrytten, John 12:15 feare not doughter of Syon, beholde thy kynge cometh, sittynge on an asses colte. John 12:16 These thinges vnderstode not hys discyples at the fyrst: but when Iesus was glorifyed, then remembred they that suche thynges were written of him, and that suche thynges they had done vnto hym. John 12:17 The people that was with hym, when he called Lazarus out of hys graue, and raysed hym from death, bare recorde. John 12:18 Therfore met hym the people, because they hearde that he had done suche a myracle. John 12:19 The Phariseis therfore sayed amonge them selues: perceyue ye howe we preuayle nothing? beholde þe worlde goeth awaye after hym.
Greeks desire to see Jesus.
John 12:20 There were certayne Grekes among them, that came to praye at the feaste: John 12:21 the same came to Phylyppe which was of Bethsayda a citie in Galile, and desiered hym, saiynge: Syr we woulde fayne se Iesus. John 12:22 Phylip came and told Andrewe. And agayne Andrewe and Philip tolde Iesus.
He foretelleth his death.
John 12:23 And Iesus aunswered them sayinge: The houre is come that the sonne of man must be glorifyed. John 12:24 Verelye verelye I saye to you, excepte the wheate corne fall into the grounde and dye, it bydeth alone. If it dye, it bringeth forth much frute. John 12:25 He that loueth hys lyfe, shall destroy it: and he that hateth hys lyfe in this world, shal kepe it vnto lyfe eternall. John 12:26 If any man minister vnto me, let hym folowe me, and where I am, there shal also my minister be. And yf any man minister vnto me, hym wyll my father honoure. John 12:27 Nowe is my soule troubled, and what shal I saye? Father delyuer me from thys houre: but therfore came I vnto thys houre. John 12:28 Father, glorifye thy name. Then came there a voyce from heauen: I haue glorifyed it, and wil glorifye it agayne. John 12:29 Then sayde the people that stode by, and hearde: it thoundreth, Other sayd an angell spake to him. John 12:30 Iesus aunswered and sayed: thys voyce came, not because of me, but for your sakes. John 12:31 Now is the iudgement of thys world: now shall the prince of thys worlde be caste oute. John 12:32 And I, yf I were lyft vp from the earth, will drawe all men vnto me. John 12:33 This sayde Iesus, signifyenge what death he shoulde dye. John 12:34 The people aunswered hym: We haue hearde oute of the lawe, that Christe bydeth euer: and howe sayest thou then that the sonne of man muste be lyfte vp? who is that sonne of man? John 12:35 Then Iesus sayed vnto them: yet a lyttell whyle is the lyght with you. Walke, whyle ye haue lyght, lest the darcknes come on you. He that walketh in the darcke, woteth not whether he goeth. John 12:36 Whyle ye haue lyghte, beleue on the lyght, that ye maye be the chyldren of light. These thynges spake Iesus, and departed, and hyd hym selfe from them.
The Jews are generally blinded:
John 12:37 And though he had done so many myracles before them, yet beleued not they on hym, John 12:38 that the saiynge of Esayas the Prophete myght be fulfylled, that he spake. Lorde, who shall beleue our saiyng? And to whome is the arme of the Lorde opened? John 12:39 Therfore coulde they not beleue, because that Esayas sayth agayne: John 12:40 he hath blynded theyr eyes and hardened theyr hertes, þt they shoulde not se with theyr eyes, and vnderstand with theyr hertes, and shoulde be conuerted, and I shoulde heale them. John 12:41 Such thynges said Esayas when he sawe hys glorye, and spake of hym.
yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him:
John 12:42 Neuerthelesse among the chief rulers many beleued on hym. But because of þt Pharyses they woulde not be a knowen of it, least they shoulde be excommunicate, John 12:43 for they loued the prayse, that is geuen of men, more then the prayse that commeth of God.
therefore Jesus calleth earnestly for confession of faith.
John 12:44 And Iesus cryed and sayde: he that beleueth on me, beleueth not on me, but on hym that sente me. John 12:45 And he that seeth me, seeth hym that sent me. John 12:46 I am come a lyght into the worlde, that whosoeuer beleueth on me, shoulde not byde in darknes. John 12:47 And yf anye man heare my wordes, & beleue not, I iudge him not. For I came not to iudge the worlde, but to saue the worlde. John 12:48 He that refuseth me, and receiueth not my wordes, hath one þt iudgeth hym. The wordes that I haue spoken, they shall iudge hym in the laste 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 shoulde say, & what I should speake. John 12:50 And I knowe that thys commaundement is lyfe euerlasting. Whatsoeuer I speake therfore, euen as the father bade me, so I speake.