The Gospel According to St John

Chapter 12

Mary anoints Jesus’ feet—His triumphal entry into Jerusalem is recounted—He foretells His death—To receive Christ is to receive the Father.

 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

 There they made him a supper; and aMartha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him,

 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a athief, and had the bbag, and bare what was put therein.

 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: aagainst the day of my burying hath bshe kept this.

 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.

 10 ¶But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

 11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

 12 ¶On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

 14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,

 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy aKing cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.

 16 These things aunderstood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

 17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.

 18 For this cause the people also amet him, for that they heard that he had done this bmiracle.

 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the aworld is gone after him.

 20 ¶And there were certain aGreeks among them that came up to bworship at the feast:

 21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.

 22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.

 23 ¶And Jesus answered them, saying, The ahour is come, that the Son of man should be bglorified.

 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a acorn of wheat fall into the ground and bdie, it abideth alone: but if it cdie, it bringeth forth much fruit.

 25 He that loveth his alife shall lose it; and he that bhateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

 26 If any man serve me, let him afollow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

 27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

 28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a avoice from heaven, saying, I have both bglorified it, and will glorify it again.

 29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An aangel spake to him.

 30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

 31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the aprince of this world be cast out.

 32 And I, if I be alifted up from the earth, will bdraw all men unto me.

 33 This he said, signifying what adeath he should die.

 34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that aChrist abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?

 35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the alight with you. Walk while ye have the blight, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in cdarkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

 36 While ye have light, abelieve in the light, that ye may be the bchildren of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

 37 ¶But though he had done so many amiracles before them, yet they bbelieved not on him:

 38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath abelieved our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,

 40 He hath ablinded their eyes, and bhardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

 41 These things said Esaias, when he asaw his bglory, and spake of him.

 42 ¶Nevertheless among the chief arulers also many bbelieved on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not cconfess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

 43 For they loved the apraise of men more than the praise of God.

 44 ¶Jesus cried and said, He that abelieveth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

 45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

 46 I am come a alight into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

 47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to ajudge the world, but to save the world.

 48 He that arejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that bjudgeth him: the cword that I have spoken, the same shall djudge him in the last day.

 49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which asent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

 50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I aspeak therefore, even as the bFather said unto me, so I cspeak.