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John 12 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Mary Anoints Jesus with Costly Perfume

(Mat 26:6–13; Mar 14:3–9 )
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Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:2 - So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:3 - Mary then took a [fn]litra of perfume of very costly pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:4 - But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was going to [fn]betray Him, *said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:5 - “Why was this perfume not sold for [fn]three hundred denarii and given to the poor?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:6 - Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to take from what was put into it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:7 - Therefore Jesus said, “Let her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of My burial.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:8 - “For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:9 -

Then the large crowd from the Jews learned that He was there. And they came, not because of Jesus only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:10 - But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:11 - because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and were believing in Jesus.

The Triumphal Entry

(Mat 21:1–11; Mar 11:1–11; Luk 19:28–40 )
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On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:13 - took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, “Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE [fn]LORD, even the King of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:14 - And Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:16 - These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him, and that they had done these things to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:17 - So the crowd, who was with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to bear witness about Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:18 - For this reason also the crowd went and met Him, because they heard that He had done this [fn]sign.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:19 - So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing; look, the world has gone after Him.”

Some Greeks Seek Jesus

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Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast;

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:21 - these then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:22 - Philip *came and *told Andrew; Andrew and Philip *came and *told Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:23 - And Jesus *answered them, saying, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:24 - “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:25 - “He who loves his [fn]life loses it, and he who hates his [fn]life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:26 - “If anyone [fn]serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone [fn]serves Me, the Father will honor him.

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

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“Now MY SOUL HAS BECOME DISMAYED; and what shall I say, ‘Father, SAVE ME from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:28 - “Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:29 - So the crowd of people who stood by and heard it were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, “An angel has spoken to Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:30 - Jesus answered and said, “This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:31 - “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:32 - “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:33 - But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was about to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:34 - The crowd then answered Him, “We have heard from the Law that the [fn]Christ is to remain forever; and how do You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:35 - So Jesus said to them, “For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:36 - “While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.”

These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and [fn]hid Himself from them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:37 - But though He had done so many [fn]signs before them, they still were not believing in Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:38 - so that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: “[fn]LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE [fn]LORD BEEN REVEALED?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:39 - For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:41 - These things Isaiah said because he saw His glory, and he spoke about Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:42 - Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, [fn]for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:43 - for they loved the glory of men rather than the glory of God.
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And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:45 - “And he who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:46 - “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:47 - “And if anyone hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:48 - “He who rejects Me and does not receive My words, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him on the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:49 - “For I did not speak from Myself, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:50 - “And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.”
LSB Footnotes
A Roman pound, approx. 12 oz. or 340 gm
Or hand Him over
Approx. 11 months’ wages, a denarius was a laborer’s daily wage
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Ps 118:26
Or attesting miracle
Lit soul
Lit soul
Or is serving
Or is serving
Lit was hidden
Or attesting signs
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Is 53:1
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Is 53:1
Lit lest
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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