Jesus Anointed at Bethany
(Matthew 26.6-13; Mark 14.3-9)
1Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. 3#Luke 7.37,38. 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 odor of the ointment. 4Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscar´i-ot, Simon's son, which should betray him, 5Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? 6This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare#12.6 bare or took out. what was put therein. 7Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. 8#Deut 15.11. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
The Plot against Lazarus
9Much 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. 10But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; 11because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
(Matthew 21.1-11; Mark 11.1-11; Luke 19.28-40)
12On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13#Ps 118.25 (Hebrew); Ps 118.26. took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried,
Blessed is the King of Israel
that cometh in the name of the Lord.
14And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
15 # Zech 9.9. Fear not, daughter of Zion:
behold, thy King cometh,
sitting on an ass's colt.
16These things understood 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. 17The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. 18For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. 19The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
Some Greeks Seek Jesus
20And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 21the same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsai´da of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. 22Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. 23And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 24Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25#Matt 10.39; 16.25; Mark 8.35; Luke 9.24; 17.33. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.
The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up
27Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. 30Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. 31Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33This he said, signifying what death he should die. 34#Ps 110.4; Isa 9.7; Ezek 37.25; Dan 7.14. The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? 35Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
The Unbelief of the Jews
These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. 37But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38#Isa 53.1. that the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake,
Lord, who hath believed our report?
and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
39Therefore they could not believe, because that Isaiah said again,
40 # Isa 6.10. He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart;
that they should not see with their eyes,
nor understand with their heart,
and be converted, and I should heal them.
41These things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. 42Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
The Judgment of Jesus' Word
44Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. 45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. 46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 47And if any man hear my words, and believe#12.47 believe. Some early manuscripts have keep them. not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.