Jesus Anointed at Bethany
1: Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
2: There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him.
3: Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4: But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said,
5:"Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?"
6: (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.)
7: Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial.
8: You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me."
The Plot against Lazarus
9: When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
10: So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well,
11: since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus.
The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
12: The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.
13: So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord- the King of Israel!"
14: Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written:
15:"Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!"
16: His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him.
17: So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify.
18: It was also because they heard that he had performed this sign that the crowd went to meet him.
19: The Pharisees then said to one another, "You see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!"
Some Greeks Seek Jesus
20: Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks.
21: They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
22: Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
23: Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24: Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
25: Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
26: Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.
The Son of man must be lifted up
27: "Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say-"Father, save me from this hour'? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.
28: Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again."
29: The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."
30: Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine.
31: Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.
32: And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."
33: He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.
34: The crowd answered him, "We have heard from the law that the Messiah remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?"
35: Jesus said to them, "The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.
36: While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light." After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them.
The Unbelief of the Jews
37: Although he had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in him.
38: This was to fulfill the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah: "Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
39: And so they could not believe, because Isaiah also said,
40:"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they might not look with their eyes, and understand with their heart and turn- and I would heal them."
41: Isaiah said this because he saw his glory and spoke about him.
42: Nevertheless many, even of the authorities, believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue;
43: for they loved human glory more than the glory that comes from God.
The Judgment of Jesus' Word
44: Then Jesus cried aloud: "Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me.
45: And whoever sees me sees him who sent me.
46: I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness.
47: I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48: The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge,
49: for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak.
50: And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me."
Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
1: Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2: The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper
3: Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God,
4: got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.
5: Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him.
6: He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"
7: Jesus answered, "You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
8: Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no share with me."
9: Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!"
10: Jesus said to him, "One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you."
11: For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, "Not all of you are clean."
12: After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?
13: You call me Teacher and Lord-and you are right, for that is what I am.
14: So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
15: For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
16: Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them.
17: If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
18:I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But it is to fulfill the scripture, "The one who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.'
19: I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am he.
20: Very truly, I tell you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives him who sent me."
Jesus Foretells His Betrayal
21: After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, "Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me."
22: The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking.
23: One of his disciples-the one whom Jesus loved-was reclining next to him;
24: Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking.
25: So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, "Lord, who is it?"
26: Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish." So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot.
27: After he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "Do quickly what you are going to do."
28: Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him.
29: Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, "Buy what we need for the festival"; or, that he should give something to the poor.
30: So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.
The New Commandment
31: When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him.
32: If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once.
33: Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, "Where I am going, you cannot come.'
34: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
35: By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
Peter's Denial Foretold
36: Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow afterward."
37: Peter said to him, "Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."
38: Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? Very truly, I tell you, before the cock crows, you will have denied me three times.
Jesus the Way to the Father
1:"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
2: In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
3: And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.
4: And you know the way to the place where I am going."
5: Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?"
6: Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
7: If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him."
8: Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied."
9: Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, "Show us the Father'?
10: Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
11: Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves.
12: Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.
13: I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14: If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
15:"If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
16: And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.
17: This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
18:"I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.
19: In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live.
20: On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
21: They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them."
22: Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?"
23: Jesus answered him, "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
24: Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.
25:"I have said these things to you while I am still with you.
26: But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.
27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.
28:You heard me say to you, "I am going away, and I am coming to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.
29: And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.
30: I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me;
31: but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us be on our way.