Jesus Foretells His Death

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

These things Jesus proclaimed, and He went away and (X)hid Himself from them. 37 But though He had performed so many [b]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: “(Y)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 (Z)He has blinded their eyes and He (AA)hardened their heart, so that they will not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and [c]be converted, and so I will not heal them.” 41 These things Isaiah said because (AB)he saw His glory, and (AC)he spoke about Him. 42 Nevertheless (AD)many, even of (AE)the rulers, believed in Him, but (AF)because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, so that they would not be (AG)excommunicated from the synagogue; 43 (AH)for they loved the [d]approval of people rather than the [e]approval of God.

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  1. John 12:34 I.e., Messiah
  2. John 12:37 I.e., confirming miracles
  3. John 12:40 Lit be turned; i.e., turn about
  4. John 12:43 Or honor
  5. John 12:43 Or honor

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