Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

John 12 :: New English Translation (NET)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

Mary Anoints Jesus

(Mat 26:6–13; Mar 14:3–9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:1 - Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom he had raised from the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:2 - So they prepared a dinner for Jesus there. Martha was serving, and Lazarus was among those present at the table with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:3 - Then Mary took three quarters of a pound of expensive aromatic oil from pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus. She then wiped his feet dry with her hair. (Now the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:4 - But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to betray him) said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:5 - "Why wasn't this oil sold for three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:6 - (Now Judas said this not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money box, he used to steal what was put into it.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:7 - So Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She has kept it for the day of my burial.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:8 - For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:9 - Now a large crowd of Judeans learned that Jesus was there, and so they came not only because of him but also to see Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:10 - So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:11 - for on account of him many of the Jewish people from Jerusalem were going away and believing in Jesus.

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

(Mat 21:1–11; Mar 11:1–11; Luk 19:28–40 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:12 - The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:13 - So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him. They began to shout, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:14 - Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:15 - "Do not be afraid, people of Zion; look, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:16 - (His disciples did not understand these things when they first happened, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about him and that these things had happened to him.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:17 - So the crowd who had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead were continuing to testify about it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:18 - Because they had heard that Jesus had performed this miraculous sign, the crowd went out to meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:19 - Thus the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you can do nothing. Look, the world has run off after him!"

Greeks Seek Jesus

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:20 - Now some Greeks were among those who had gone up to worship at the feast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:21 - So these approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested, "Sir, we would like to see Jesus."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:22 - Philip went and told Andrew, and they both went and told Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:23 - Jesus replied, "The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:24 - I tell you the solemn truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces much grain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:25 - The one who loves his life destroys it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards it for eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:26 - If anyone wants to serve me, he must follow me, and where I am, my servant will be too. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

Jesus Foretells His Death

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:27 - "Now my soul is greatly distressed. And what should I say? 'Father, deliver me from this hour'? No, but for this very reason I have come to this hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:28 - Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:29 - The crowd that stood there and heard the voice said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:30 - Jesus said, "This voice has not come for my benefit but for yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:31 - Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:32 - And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:33 - (Now he said this to indicate clearly what kind of death he was going to die.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:34 - Then the crowd responded, "We have heard from the law that the Christ will remain forever. How can you say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:35 - Jesus replied, "The light is with you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:36 - While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become sons of light." When Jesus had said these things, he went away and hid himself from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:37 - Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:38 - so that the word of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. He said, "Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:39 - For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:40 - "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to me, and I would heal them."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:41 - Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ's glory, and spoke about him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:42 - Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:43 - For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:44 - But Jesus shouted out, "The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:45 - and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:46 - I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:47 - If anyone hears my words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:48 - The one who rejects me and does not accept my words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:49 - For I have not spoken from my own authority, but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me what I should say and what I should speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:50 - And I know that his commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told me."

The NET Bible®, New English Translation Copyright © 1996 By Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NET Bible® is a registered trademark The NET Bible® Logo, Service Mark Copyright © 1997 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the NET Bible website.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan