12 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom he 1 had raised from the dead. 2 So they prepared a dinner for Jesus 2 there. Martha 3 was serving, and Lazarus was among those present at the table 4 with him. 3 Then Mary took three quarters of a pound 5 of expensive aromatic oil from pure nard 6 and anointed the feet of Jesus. She 7 then wiped his feet dry with her hair. (Now the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.) 8 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to betray him) 9 said, 5 “Why wasn’t this oil sold for three hundred silver coins 10 and the money 11 given to the poor?” 6 (Now Judas 12 said this not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money box, 13 he used to steal what was put into it.) 14 7 So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She has kept it for the day of my burial. 15 8 For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me!” 16
9 Now a large crowd of Judeans 17 learned 18 that Jesus 19 was there, and so they came not only because of him 20 but also to see Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too, 21 11 for on account of him many of the Jewish people from Jerusalem 22 were going away and believing in Jesus.
The Triumphal Entry
12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 23 13 So they took branches of palm trees 24 and went out to meet him. They began to shout, 25 “Hosanna! 26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! 27 Blessed is 28 the king of Israel!” 14 Jesus found a young donkey 29 and sat on it, just as it is written, 15 “Do not be afraid, people of Zion; 30 look, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt!” 31 16 (His disciples did not understand these things when they first happened, 32 but when Jesus was glorified, 33 then they remembered that these things were written about him and that these things had happened 34 to him.) 35
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. 36 18 Because they had heard that Jesus 37 had performed this miraculous sign, the crowd went out to meet him. 19 Thus the Pharisees 38 said to one another, “You see that you can do nothing. Look, the world has run off after him!”
20 Now some Greeks 39 were among those who had gone up to worship at the feast. 21 So these approached Philip, 40 who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested, 41 “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew, and they both 42 went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus replied, 43 “The time 44 has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 45 24 I tell you the solemn truth, 46 unless a kernel of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself alone. 47 But if it dies, it produces 48 much grain. 49 25 The one who loves his life 50 destroys 51 it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards 52 it for eternal life. 26 If anyone wants to serve me, he must follow 53 me, and where I am, my servant will be too. 54 If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
27 “Now my soul is greatly distressed. And what should I say? ‘Father, deliver me 55 from this hour’? 56 No, but for this very reason I have come to this hour. 57 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, 58 “I have glorified it, 59 and I will glorify it 60 again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard the voice 61 said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to him. 62 30 Jesus said, 63 “This voice has not come for my benefit 64 but for yours. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world 65 will be driven out. 66 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people 67 to myself.” 33 (Now he said this to indicate clearly what kind of death he was going to die.) 68
34 Then the crowd responded, 69 “We have heard from the law that the Christ 70 will remain forever. 71 How 72 can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?” 35 Jesus replied, 73 “The light is with you for a little while longer. 74 Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. 75 The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become sons of light.” 76 When Jesus had said these things, he went away and hid himself from them.
The Outcome of Jesus’ Public Ministry Foretold
37 Although Jesus 77 had performed 78 so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in him, 38 so that the word 79 of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. He said, 80 “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord 81 been revealed?” 82 39 For this reason they could not believe, 83 because again Isaiah said,
40 “He has blinded their eyes
and hardened their heart, 84
so that they would not see with their eyes
and understand with their heart, 85
and turn to me, 86 and I would heal them.” 87
41 Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s 88 glory, and spoke about him.
42 Nevertheless, even among the rulers 89 many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees 90 they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, 91 so that they would not be put out of 92 the synagogue. 93 43 For they loved praise 94 from men more than praise 95 from God.
Jesus’ Final Public Words
44 But Jesus shouted out, 96 “The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me, 97 45 and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me. 98 46 I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone 99 hears my words and does not obey them, 100 I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 101 48 The one who rejects me and does not accept 102 my words has a judge; 103 the word 104 I have spoken will judge him at the last day. 49 For I have not spoken from my own authority, 105 but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me 106 what I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. 107 Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told me.” 108
Washing the Disciples’ Feet
13 Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time 1 had come to depart 2 from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end. 3 2 The evening meal 4 was in progress, and the devil had already put into the heart 5 of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, that he should betray 6 Jesus. 7 3 Because Jesus 8 knew that the Father had handed all things over to him, 9 and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4 he got up from the meal, removed 10 his outer clothes, 11 took a towel and tied it around himself. 12 5 He poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel he had wrapped around himself. 13
6 Then he came to Simon Peter. Peter 14 said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash 15 my feet?” 7 Jesus replied, 16 “You do not understand 17 what I am doing now, but you will understand 18 after these things.” 8 Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet!” 19 Jesus replied, 20 “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 21 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, wash 22 not only my feet, but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus replied, 23 “The one who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, 24 but is completely 25 clean. 26 And you disciples 27 are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 (For Jesus 28 knew the one who was going to betray him. For this reason he said, “Not every one of you is 29 clean.”) 30
12 So when Jesus 31 had washed their feet and put his outer clothing back on, he took his place at the table 32 again and said to them, “Do you understand 33 what I have done for you? 13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and do so correctly, 34 for that is what I am. 35 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you too ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example 36 – you should do just as I have done for you. 16 I tell you the solemn truth, 37 the slave 38 is not greater than his master, nor is the one who is sent as a messenger 39 greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you understand 40 these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
The Announcement of Jesus’ Betrayal
18 “What I am saying does not refer to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture, 41 ‘The one who eats my bread 42 has turned against me.’ 43 19 I am telling you this now, 44 before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe 45 that I am he. 46 20 I tell you the solemn truth, 47 whoever accepts 48 the one I send accepts me, and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” 49
21 When he had said these things, Jesus was greatly distressed 50 in spirit, and testified, 51 “I tell you the solemn truth, 52 one of you will betray me.” 53 22 The disciples began to look at one another, worried and perplexed 54 to know which of them he was talking about. 23 One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, 55 was at the table 56 to the right of Jesus in a place of honor. 57 24 So Simon Peter 58 gestured to this disciple 59 to ask Jesus 60 who it was he was referring to. 61 25 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved 62 leaned back against Jesus’ chest and asked him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus replied, 63 “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread 64 after I have dipped it in the dish.” 65 Then he dipped the piece of bread in the dish 66 and gave it to Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son. 27 And after Judas 67 took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. 68 Jesus said to him, 69 “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 28 (Now none of those present at the table 70 understood 71 why Jesus 72 said this to Judas. 73 29 Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him to buy whatever they needed for the feast, 74 or to give something to the poor.) 75 30 Judas 76 took the piece of bread and went out immediately. (Now it was night.) 77
The Prediction of Peter’s Denial
31 When 78 Judas 79 had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, 80 God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him right away. 81 33 Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for me, 82 and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, 83 ‘Where I am going you cannot come,’ 84 now I tell you the same. 85
34 “I give you a new commandment – to love 86 one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 87 35 Everyone 88 will know by this that you are my disciples – if you have love for one another.”
36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, 89 “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, but you will follow later.” 37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!” 90 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? 91 I tell you the solemn truth, 92 the rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times!
Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples
14 “Do not let your hearts be distressed. 1 You believe in God; 2 believe also in me. 2 There are many dwelling places 3 in my Father’s house. 4 Otherwise, I would have told you, because 5 I am going away to make ready 6 a place for you. 7 3 And if I go and make ready 8 a place for you, I will come again and take you 9 to be with me, 10 so that where I am you may be too. 4 And you know the way where I am going.” 11
5 Thomas said, 12 “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus replied, 13 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. 14 No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too. 15 And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said, 16 “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.” 17 9 Jesus replied, 18 “Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known 19 me, Philip? The person who 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? 20 The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, 21 but the Father residing in me performs 22 his miraculous deeds. 23 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, 24 believe because of the miraculous deeds 25 themselves. 12 I tell you the solemn truth, 26 the person who believes in me will perform 27 the miraculous deeds 28 that I am doing, 29 and will perform 30 greater deeds 31 than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, 32 so that the Father may be glorified 33 in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Teaching on the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, you will obey 34 my commandments. 35 16 Then 36 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate 37 to be with you forever – 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, 38 because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides 39 with you and will be 40 in you.
18 “I will not abandon 41 you as orphans, 42 I will come to you. 43 19 In a little while 44 the world will not see me any longer, but you will see me; because I live, you will live too. 20 You will know at that time 45 that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. 21 The person who has my commandments and obeys 46 them is the one who loves me. 47 The one 48 who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal 49 myself to him.”
22 “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) 50 said, 51 “what has happened that you are going to reveal 52 yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus replied, 53 “If anyone loves me, he will obey 54 my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. 55 24 The person who does not love me does not obey 56 my words. And the word 57 you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
25 “I have spoken these things while staying 58 with you. 26 But the Advocate, 59 the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you 60 everything, 61 and will cause you to remember everything 62 I said to you.
27 “Peace I leave with you; 63 my peace I give to you; I do not give it 64 to you as the world does. 65 Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. 66 28 You heard me say to you, 67 ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad 68 that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 69 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. 70 30 I will not speak with you much longer, 71 for the ruler of this world is coming. 72 He has no power over me, 73 31 but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know 74 that I love the Father. 75 Get up, let us go from here.” 76