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John 12 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Mary Anoints Jesus

(Mat 26:6–13; Mar 14:3–9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:1 - 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; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:3 - Mary then took a [fn]pound of very costly perfume of 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 intending to [fn]betray Him, *said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:5 - “Why was this perfume not sold for [fn]three hundred denarii and given to poor people?
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 pilfer what was put into it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:7 - Therefore Jesus said, “Let her alone, so that she may keep [fn]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 - The large crowd of the Jews then learned that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake 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.

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

(Mat 21:1–11; Mar 11:1–11; Luk 19:28–40 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:12 - 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 LORD, even the King of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:14 - 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 of Him, and that they had done these things to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:17 - So the [fn]people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:18 - For this reason also the [fn]people went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this [fn]sign.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:19 - So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”

Greeks Seek Jesus

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:20 - 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.

Jesus Foretells His Death

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:27 - “Now My soul has become troubled; 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 out of 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 sakes.
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 to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:34 - The crowd then answered Him, “We have heard out of the Law that [fn]the Christ is to remain forever; and how can 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 performed so many [fn]signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:38 - This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE 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 of 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, for fear that they would be [fn]put out of the synagogue;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:43 - for they loved the [fn]approval of men rather than the [fn]approval of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:44 - 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 - “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 - “If anyone hears My sayings 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 sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:49 - “For I did not speak [fn]on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:50 - “I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.”
NASB95 Footnotes
I.e. a Roman pound, equaling 12 oz
Or, hand Him over
Equivalent to 11 months' wages
I.e. the custom of preparing the body for burial
Literally: crowd
Literally: crowd
Or, attesting miracle
Literally: soul
Or, is serving
I.e. the Messiah
Literally: was hidden
Or, attesting signs
Literally: be turned; i.e. turn about
I.e. excommunicated
Or, glory
Literally: of Myself
See the NASB95 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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