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Jesus Predicts His Death
20 Now there were some Greeks(A) among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida(B) in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
23 Jesus replied, “The hour(C) has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.(D) 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies,(E) 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(F) for eternal life.(G) 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.(H) My Father will honor the one who serves me.
Then a voice came from heaven,(L) “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,(M) not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world;(N) now the prince of this world(O) will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up[a] from the earth,(P) will draw all people to myself.”(Q) 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.(R)
35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light(W) just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light,(X) before darkness overtakes you.(Y) Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.”(Z) When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.(AA)
Belief and Unbelief Among the Jews
37 Even after Jesus had performed so many signs(AB) in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet:
39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him.(AG) But because of the Pharisees(AH) they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;(AI) 43 for they loved human praise(AJ) more than praise from God.(AK)
44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.(AL) 45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me.(AM) 46 I have come into the world as a light,(AN) so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.(AO) 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them(AP) at the last day. 49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me(AQ) to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life.(AR) So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”(AS)Read full chapter