Greeks Seek Jesus

20 Now there were some (A)Greeks among those who were going up to worship at (B)the feast; 21 these people then came to (C)Philip, who was from (D)Bethsaida of Galilee, and were making a request of him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip *came and *told (E)Andrew; then Andrew and Philip *came and *told Jesus. 23 But Jesus *answered them by saying, (F)The hour has come for the Son of Man to (G)be glorified. 24 Truly, truly I say to you, (H)unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 (I)The one who loves his [a]life loses it, and the one who (J)hates his [b]life in this world will keep it [c]to eternal life. 26 If anyone [d]serves Me, he must follow Me; and (K)where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone [e]serves Me, the Father will (L)honor him.

Jesus Foretells His Death

27 (M)Now My soul has become troubled; and what am I to say? ‘(N)Father, save Me from (O)this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. 28 (P)Father, glorify Your name.” Then a (Q)voice came out of heaven: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 So the crowd who stood by and heard it were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, “(R)An angel has spoken to Him!” 30 Jesus responded and said, (S)This voice has not come for My sake, but for yours. 31 (T)Now judgment is upon this world; now (U)the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I (V)am lifted up from the earth, will (W)draw all people to Myself.” 33 Now He was saying this (X)to indicate what kind of death He was going to die. 34 The crowd then answered Him, “We have heard from (Y)the Law that (Z)the [f]Christ is to remain forever; and how is it that You say, ‘The (AA)Son of Man must be (AB)lifted up’? Who is this (AC)Son of Man?” 35 So Jesus said to them, (AD)For a little while longer (AE)the Light is among you. (AF)Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; also, the one who (AG)walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the Light, (AH)believe in the Light, so that you may become (AI)sons of Light.”

These things Jesus proclaimed, and He went away and (AJ)hid Himself from them. 37 But though He had performed so many [g]signs in their sight, they still were not believing in Him. 38 This happened so that the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke would be fulfilled: “(AK)Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 39 For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again, 40 (AL)He has blinded their eyes and He (AM)hardened their heart, so that they will not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and [h]be converted, and so I will not heal them.” 41 These things Isaiah said because (AN)he saw His glory, and (AO)he spoke about Him. 42 Nevertheless (AP)many, even of (AQ)the rulers, believed in Him, but (AR)because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, so that they would not be (AS)excommunicated from the synagogue; 43 (AT)for they loved the [i]approval of people rather than the [j]approval of God.

44 Now Jesus cried out and said, (AU)The one who believes in Me, does not believe only in Me, but also in Him who sent Me. 45 And (AV)the one who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. 46 (AW)I have come as Light into the world, so that no one who believes in Me will remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears My [k]teachings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for (AX)I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 (AY)The one who rejects Me and does not [l]accept My [m]teachings has one who judges him: (AZ)the word which I spoke. That will judge him on (BA)the last day. 49 (BB)For I did not speak [n]on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me (BC)has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that (BD)His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak (BE)just as the Father has told Me.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 12:25 Lit soul
  2. John 12:25 Lit soul
  3. John 12:25 Or for
  4. John 12:26 Or is serving
  5. John 12:26 Or is serving
  6. John 12:34 I.e., Messiah
  7. John 12:37 I.e., confirming miracles
  8. John 12:40 Lit be turned; i.e., turn about
  9. John 12:43 Or honor
  10. John 12:43 Or honor
  11. John 12:47 Lit words
  12. John 12:48 Or receive
  13. John 12:48 Lit words
  14. John 12:49 Lit from Myself