22 And he said, “The Son of Man(A) must suffer many things(B) and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law,(C) and he must be killed(D) and on the third day(E) be raised to life.”(F)

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.(G) 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.(H) 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them(I) when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.(J)

27 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

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Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time(A)

31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem,(B) and everything that is written by the prophets(C) about the Son of Man(D) will be fulfilled. 32 He will be delivered over to the Gentiles.(E) They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; 33 they will flog him(F) and kill him.(G) On the third day(H) he will rise again.”(I)

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23 Jesus replied, “The hour(A) has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.(B) 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies,(C) it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it(D) for eternal life.(E) 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.(F) My Father will honor the one who serves me.

27 “Now my soul is troubled,(G) and what shall I say? ‘Father,(H) save me from this hour’?(I) No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!”

Then a voice came from heaven,(J) “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit,(K) not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world;(L) now the prince of this world(M) will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up[a] from the earth,(N) will draw all people to myself.”(O) 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.(P)

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Footnotes

  1. John 12:32 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted.