Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet.
John 12:1 Jesus, therefore, six days before the passover, came unto Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from among the dead. John 12:2 So they made for him a supper, there; and, Martha, was ministering, but, Lazarus, was one of them who were reclining with him. John 12:3 Mary, therefore, taking a pound of pure nard perfume, very precious, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped, with her hair, his feet; and, the house, was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. John 12:4 [But] Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, he that was about to deliver him up, saith John 12:5 Why was, this perfume, not sold for three hundred denaries, and given unto the destitute? John 12:6 Howbeit he said this, not that, for the destitute, he cared, but because, a thief, he was, and holding, the bag, used to carry away, what was cast therein. John 12:7 Jesus, therefore, saidLet her alone, that, for the day of my burial, she may observe it; John 12:8 For, the destitute, always, have ye with you, whereas, me, not always, have ye.
The people flock to see Lazarus.
John 12:9 The great multitude of the Jews, therefore, got to know that he was, there, and came, not on account of Jesus only, but that, Lazarus also, they might see, whom he had raised from among the dead.
The high priests consult to kill him.
John 12:10 But the High-priests took counsel, that Lazarus also, they might put to death; John 12:11 because, many of the Jews, by reason of him, were withdrawing, and believing on Jesus.
Christ rideth into Jerusalem.
John 12:12 On the morrow, the great multitude that had come unto the feast, hearing that Jesus was coming into Jerusalem, John 12:13 took the branches of the palm trees, and went out to meet him, and began crying aloudHosanna! Blessed is he that is coming in the name of the Lord,even the King of Israel! John 12:14 And Jesus, finding a young ass, took his seat thereon, just as it is written John 12:15 Do not fear, O daughter of Zion! Lo! thy king, cometh, sitting upon the colt of an ass. John 12:16 These things, his disciples noticed not, at the first; but, when Jesus was glorified, then, remembered they that, these things, had, for him, been written,and that, these things, they had done unto him. John 12:17 The multitude, therefore, that was with him when he called, Lazarus, out of the tomb, and raised him from among the dead, was bearing witness. John 12:18 On this account, the multitude met him also, because they heard that he had done, this sign. John 12:19 the Pharisees, therefore, said among themselvesYe observe that ye are profiting nothing: See! the world, after him, hath gone away.
Greeks desire to see Jesus.
John 12:20 Now there were certain Greeks, from among them who were coming up that they might worship in the feast. John 12:21 These, therefore, came unto Philip, him who was from Bethsaida of Galilee,and were requesting him, sayingSir! We desire to see, Jesus. John 12:22 Philip cometh, and telleth Andrew: Andrew and Philip come, and tell Jesus.
He foretelleth his death.
John 12:23 But, Jesus, answereth them, sayingThe hour hath come, that the Son of Man should be glorified! John 12:24 Verily! Verily, I say unto you: Except, the kernel of wheat, shall fall into the ground, and die, it, alone, abideth; but, if it die, much fruit, it beareth. John 12:25 He that loveth his life, loseth it; but, he that hateth his life, in this world, unto life age-abiding, shall guard it. John 12:26 If, with me, anyone be ministering, with me, let him be following; and, where, I, am, there, my minister also, shall be. If anyone, with me, be ministering, the Father, will honour him. John 12:27 Now, is my soul troubled,and what can I say? Father! save me from this hour? But, on this account, came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name! John 12:28 There came, therefore, a voice out of heavenI both have glorified it, and will glorify it again. John 12:29 [So], the multitude that was standing by, and heard it, were sayingIt hath, thundered. Others, were sayingA messenger, unto him, hath spoken. John 12:30 Jesus answered, and saidNot for my sake, hath this voice come, but, for your sake. John 12:31 Now, is there, a judging, of this world,Now, the ruler of this world, shall be cast out; John 12:32 And, I, if I be lifted up out of the earth, will draw, all, unto myself. John 12:33 But, this, he was saying, signifying, by what manner of death, he was about to die. John 12:34 The multitude, therefore, answered himWe, have heard, out of the law, that, the Christ, abideth evermore; How then dost, thou, say,It behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man? John 12:35 Jesus, therefore, said unto themYet a little while, the light, is, among you: Walk, while ye have, the light, lest, darkness, on you should lay hold; and, he that walketh in darkness, knoweth not whither he drifteth. John 12:36 While, the light, ye have, believe on the light, that, sons of light, ye may become. These things, spake Jesus,and, departing, was hid from them.
The Jews are generally blinded:
John 12:37 And, although such signs, as these, he had done before them, they were not believing on him: John 12:38 that, the word of Isaiah the prophet, might be fulfilled, which saidLord! who believed, what we have heard? And, the arm of the Lord, to whom, was it revealed? John 12:39 On this account, they could not believe, because, again, said Isaiah John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; lest they should see with their eyes, and should understand with their heart, and should turn,and I should heal them. John 12:41 These things, said Isaiah, because he saw his glory, and spake concerning him.
yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him:
John 12:42 Nevertheless, however, even from among the rulers, many believed on him; but, because of the Pharisees, they were not confessing him, lest, excommunicants from the synagogue, they should be made; 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 And, Jesus, cried aloud, and saidHe that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me; John 12:45 And, he that vieweth me, vieweth him that sent me. John 12:46 I, a light, into the world have come, that, no one who believeth on me, in darkness, should abide. John 12:47 And, if anyone shall hearken unto my sayings, and not guard them, I, am not judging him; for I came not that I might judge the world, but that I might save the world. John 12:48 He that setteth me aside, and receiveth not my sayings, hath that which is to judge him: The word that I spake, that, will judge him, in the last day. John 12:49 Because, I, out of myself, spake not, but, the Father who sent me, hath, himself, given me commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. John 12:50 And I know that, his commandment, is, life age-abiding; The things, therefore, which I speak, just as the Father hath told me, so, I speak.