Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet.
John 12:1 Jesus, therefore, six days before the passover, came to Bethany, where was Lazarus, who had died, whom he raised out of the dead; John 12:2 they made, therefore, to him a supper there, and Martha was ministering, and Lazarus was one of those reclining together (at meat) with him; John 12:3 Mary, therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of spikenard, of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus and did wipe with her hair his feet, and the house was filled from the fragrance of the ointment. John 12:4 Therefore saith one of his disciplesJudas Iscariot, of Simon, who is about to deliver him up John 12:5 'Wherefore was not this ointment sold for three hundred denaries, and given to the poor?' John 12:6 and he said this, not because he was caring for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and what things were put in he was carrying. John 12:7 Jesus, therefore, said, 'Suffer her; for the day of my embalming she hath kept it, John 12:8 for the poor ye have always with yourselves, and me ye have not always.'
The people flock to see Lazarus.
John 12:9 A great multitude, therefore, of the Jews knew that he is there, and they came, not because of Jesus only, but that Lazarus also they may see, whom he raised out of the dead;
The high priests consult to kill him.
John 12:10 and the chief priests took counsel, that also Lazarus they may kill, John 12:11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away, and were believing in Jesus.
Christ rideth into Jerusalem.
John 12:12 On the morrow, a great multitude that came to the feast, having heard that Jesus doth come to Jerusalem, John 12:13 took the branches of the palms, and went forth to meet him, and were crying, 'Hosanna, blessed [is] he who is coming in the name of the Lordthe king of Israel;' John 12:14 and Jesus having found a young ass did sit upon it, according as it is written, John 12:15 'Fear not, daughter of Sion, lo, thy king doth come, sitting on an ass' colt.' John 12:16 And these things his disciples did not know at the first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were having been written about him, and these things they did to him. John 12:17 The multitude, therefore, who are with him, were testifying that he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and did raise him out of the dead; John 12:18 because of this also did the multitude meet him, because they heard of his having done this sign, John 12:19 the Pharisees, therefore, said among themselves, 'Ye see that ye do not gain anything, lo, the world did go after him.'
Greeks desire to see Jesus.
John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks out of those coming up that they may worship in the feast, John 12:21 these then came near to Philip, who [is] from Bethsaida of Galilee, and were asking him, saying, 'Sir, we wish to see Jesus;' John 12:22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew, and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
He foretelleth his death.
John 12:23 And Jesus responded to them, saying, 'The hour hath come that the Son of Man may be glorified; John 12:24 verily, verily, I say to you, if the grain of the wheat, having fallen to the earth, may not die, itself remaineth alone; and if it may die, it doth bear much fruit; John 12:25 he who is loving his life shall lose it, and he who is hating his life in this worldto life age-during shall keep it; John 12:26 if any one may minister to me, let him follow me, and where I am, there also my ministrant shall be; and if any one may minister to mehonour him will the Father. John 12:27 'Now hath my soul been troubled, and what? shall I sayFather, save me from this hour?but because of this I came to this hour; John 12:28 Father, glorify Thy name.' There came, therefore, a voice out of the heaven, 'I both glorified, and again I will glorify [it];' John 12:29 the multitude, therefore, having stood and heard, were saying that there hath been thunder; others said, 'A messenger hath spoken to him.' John 12:30 Jesus answered and said, 'Not because of me hath this voice come, but because of you; John 12:31 now is a judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast forth; John 12:32 and I, if I may be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.' John 12:33 And this he said signifying by what death he was about to die; John 12:34 the multitude answered him, 'We heard out of the law that the Christ doth remainto the age; and how dost thou say, That it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up? who is thisthe Son of Man?' John 12:35 Jesus, therefore, said to them, 'Yet a little time is the light with you; walk while ye have the light, that darkness may not overtake you; and he who is walking in the darkness hath not known where he goeth; John 12:36 while ye have the light, believe in the light, that sons of light ye may become.' These things spake Jesus, and having gone away, he was hid from them,
The Jews are generally blinded:
John 12:37 yet he having done so many signs before them, they were not believing in him, John 12:38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he said, 'Lord, who gave credence to our report? and the arm of the Lordto whom was it revealed?' John 12:39 Because of this they were not able to believe, that again Isaiah said, John 12:40 'He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart, that they might not see with the eyes, and understand with the heart, and turn back, and I might heal them;' John 12:41 these things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him:
John 12:42 Still, however, also out of the rulers did many believe in him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing, that they might not be put 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 And Jesus cried and said, 'He who is believing in me, doth not believe in me, but in Him who sent me; John 12:45 and he who is beholding me, doth behold Him who sent me; John 12:46 I a light to the world have come, that every one who is believing in mein the darkness may not remain; John 12:47 and if any one may hear my sayings, and not believe, II do not judge him, for I came not that I might judge the world, but that I might save the world. John 12:48 'He who is rejecting me, and not receiving my sayings, hath one who is judging him, the word that I spake, that will judge him in the last day, John 12:49 because I spake not from myself, but the Father who sent me, He did give me a command, what I may say, and what I may speak, John 12:50 and I have known that His command is life age-during; what, therefore, I speak, according as the Father hath said to me, so I speak.'