I have come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me may not abide in darkness ~John 12:46
CHAPTER 12: VERSE 1
Jesus therefore, six days before the passover, came to
Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead.
They therefore made him a supper there, and Martha served,
but Lazarus was one of those that reclined at table with
Then Mary took a pound of the ointment of pure nard, very
costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet
with her hair; and the house was filled with the perfume of
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, he that was about
to deliver him up, says:
Why was this ointment not sold for
three hundred denarii, and given to
But this he said, not because he cared for the poor, but
because he was a thief, and having the bag he carried what
was thrown in.
Jesus therefore said:
Let her alone; she bought it that
she might keep it to the day of my
For the poor you have always with
you, but me you have not always.
The great multitude of the Jews therefore knew that he was
there, and came not because of Jesus only, but that they
might see Lazarus also, whom he raised from the dead.
But the chief priests had determined that they would kill
…because many of the Jews, on account of him, went away
and believed on Jesus.
On the next day a great multitude that had come to the
feast, hearing that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.
…took branches of palm-trees and went forth to meet him,
and cried: Hosanna, blessed is he that comes in the name of
the Lord, and blessed is the King of Israel.
But Jesus, finding a young ass, sat upon it, as it is
Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold,
thy King comes sitting upon the
foal of an ass.
These things his disciples knew not at first, but when Jesus
had been glorified, then they remembered that these things
were written of him, and that they had done these things for
The multitude that was with him therefore testified that he
had called Lazarus from the tomb, and raised him from the
For this reason also the multitude met him, because they
heard that he had done this sign.
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves:
You see that you profit nothing:
behold, the world has gone after
But of those that went up to worship at the feast, there
were some Greeks:
…these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of
Galilee, and asked him, saying:
Sir, we wish to see Jesus.
Philip comes and tells Andrew: Andrew and Philip come and
But Jesus answered them, saying:
The hour has come that the Son of
man should be glorified.
Verily, verily, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat fall into
the ground and die, itself abides
alone; but if it die, it brings
forth much fruit.
He that loves his life shall lose
it, and he that hates his life in
this world shall keep it to life
If any one serve me, let him follow
me, and where I am, there shall my
servant also be: if any one serve
me him will my Father honor.
Now is my soul troubled, and what;
shall I say? Father, save me from
this hour. But for this cause came
I to this hour.
Father, glorify thy name. There
came therefore a voice from heaven:
I have glorified it, and will
glorify it again.
Therefore the multitude that stood by, hearing it, said that
An angel has spoken to him.
Jesus answered and said:
Not for my sake came this voice,
but for yours.
Now is the judgment of this world:
now shall the prince of this world
be cast out,
…and I, when I shall have been
lifted up from the earth, will draw
all men to myself.
But this he said, signifying by what kind of death he was
about to die.
Then the multitude answered him:
We have heard out of the law that
the Christ abides forever, and how
sayest thou that the Son of man
must be lifted up? Who is this, the
Son of man?
Jesus therefore said to them:
Yet a little while the light is
among you. Walk while you have the
light, that darkness overtake you
not; and he that walks in darkness
knows not whither he goes.
While you have the light, believe
on the light, that you may become
sons of light. These things spoke
Jesus and went away and hid himself
But though he had done so many signs before them, they
believed not on him.
…that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled,
which he spoke:
“Lord, who of us has believed what
is heard? And to whom has the arm
of the Lord been revealed?”
For this reason they could not believe, because Isaiah said
He has blinded their eyes and
hardened their hearts, lest they
should see with their eyes, and
understand with their heart, and
should turn and I should give them
These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory, and
spoke of him.
Yet however, of the rulers, many believed on him, but
because of the Pharisees they did not confess, lest they
should be put out of the synagogue;
…for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of
But Jesus cried and said:
He that believes on me believes not
on me, but on him that sent me.
…and he that sees me sees him
that sent me.
I have come a light into the world,
that whoever believes on me may not
abide in darkness.
And if any one hear my words and
keep them not, I judge him not; for
I came not to judge the world, but
to save the world.
He that rejects me and receives not
my words, has that which judges
him: the word that I have spoken,
that shall judge him in the last
For I have not spoken of myself,
but the Father who sent me, he
himself has given me commandment
what I should say and what I should
And I know that his commandment is
life eternal. What things therefore
I speak, as the Father said to me,
so I speak.