John Chapter 12
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1 Iesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet. 9 The people flocke to see Lazarus. 10 The high Priests consult to kill him. 12 Christ rideth into Ierusalem. 20 Greekes desire to see Iesus. 23 He foretelleth his death. 37 The Iewes are generally blinded: 42 yet many chiefe rulers beleeue, but do not confesse him: 44 therfore Iesus calleth earnestly for confession of faith.
Iudas, a thiefe.
Then Iesus, sixe dayes before the Passouer, came to Bethanie, where Lazarus was, which had bene dead, whom hee raised from the dead.
There they made him a supper, and Martha serued: but Lazarus was one of them þt sate at the table with him.
Then tooke Mary a pound of ointment, of Spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Iesus, & wiped his feet with her haire: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
Then saith one of his disciples, Iudas Iscariot, Simons sonne, which should betray him,
Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and giuen to the poore?
This he said, not that he cared for the poore: but because hee was a thiefe, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.6
Then said Iesus, Let her alone, against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
For the poore alwayes yee haue with you: but me ye haue not alwayes.
Much people of the Iewes therefore knew that he was there: and they came, not for Iesus sake onely, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
¶ But the chiefe Priests consulted, þt they might put Lazarus also to death,
Because that by reason of him many of the Iewes went away and beleeued on Iesus.
¶ On the next day, much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Iesus was comming to Hierusalem,12
Tooke branches of Palme trees, and went foorth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna, blessed is the king of Israel that cōmeth in the Name of the Lord.
And Iesus, when he had found a yong asse, sate thereon, as it is written,
Feare not, daughter of Sion, behold, thy King commeth, sitting on an asses colt.15
These things vnderstood not his disciples at the first: but when Iesus was glorified, then remēbred they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things vnto him.
The wheat corne.
The people therefore that was with him, when he called Lazarus out of his graue, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that hee had done this miracle.
The Pharisees therefore saide among themselues, Perceiue ye how yee preuaile nothing? Behold, the world is gone after him.
¶ And there were certaine Greeks among them, that came vp to worship at the feast:
The same came therefore to Philip which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Iesus.
Philip commeth and telleth Andrew: and againe Andrew and Philip told Iesus.
¶ And Iesus answered them, saying, The houre is come, that the Sonne of man should be glorified.
Uerely, verely, I say vnto you, Except a corne of wheat fall into the ground, and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
He that loueth his life, shall lose it: and hee that hateth his life in this world, shall keepe it vnto life eternall.25
If any man serue me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall also my seruant be: If any man serue me, him will my father honour.
Now is my soule troubled, and what shall I say? Father, saue me from this houre, but for this cause came I vnto this houre.
Father, glorifie thy Name. Then came there a voice from heauen, saying, I haue both glorified it, and wil glorifie it againe.
The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said, that it thundered: others said, An Angel spake to him.
Iesus answered, and said, This voice came not because of mee, but for your sakes.
Now is the iudgement of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
And I, if I be lifted vp from the earth, will draw all men vnto me.
(This hee said, signifying what death he should die)
The people answered him, We haue heard out of the Law, that Christ abideth for euer: and how sayest thou, The Sonne of man must bee lift vp? Who is this Sonne of man?34
Christ a light.
Then Iesus said vnto them, Yet a little while is the light with you: walke while ye haue the light, lest darkdesse come vpon you: For he that walketh in darkenesse, knoweth not whither he goeth.
While ye haue light, beleeue in the light, that ye may bee the children of light. These things spake Iesus, and departed, and did hide himselfe from them.
¶ But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they beleeued not on him:
That the saying of Esaias the Prophet might be fulfilled, which hee spake, Lord, who hath beleeued our report? and to whom hath the arme of the Lord beene reuealed?38
Therefore they could not beleeue, because that Esaias said againe,
He hath blinded their eyes, and hardned their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor vnderstand with their heart, and be conuerted, and I should heale them.40
These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
¶ Neuerthelesse, among the chiefe rulers also, many beleeued on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confesse him, lest they should be put out of the Synagogue.
For they loued the praise of men, more then the praise of God.43
¶ Iesus cried, and said, He that beleeueth on me, beleeueth not on me, but on him that sent me.
And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me.
I am come a light into the world, that whosoeuer beleeueth on me, should not abide in darkenesse.46
And if any man heare my words, and beleeue not, I iudge him not; For I came not to iudge the world, but to saue the world.47
He that reiecteth me, and receiueth not my words, hath one that iudgeth him: þe word that I haue spoken, the same shall iudge him in the last day.48
For I haue not spoken of my selfe; but the Father which sent me, he gaue me a commaundement what I should say, and what I should speake.
And I know that his commandement is life euerlasting: whatsoeuer I speake therefore, euen as the Father said vnto me, so I speake.
John Chapter 12 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
25 Matth.10. 39.
38 Esai.53.1. rom.10.16.
40 Mat.13. 14.
43 Chap.5. 44.
46 Chap.3. 19.
47 Chap.3. 17.
48 Marke 16 16.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania