11 Now a certain man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village where Mary and her sister Martha lived. 1 2 (Now it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfumed oil 2 and wiped his feet dry with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 3 So the sisters sent a message 4 to Jesus, 5 “Lord, look, the one you love is sick.” 4 When Jesus heard this, he said, “This sickness will not lead to death, 6 but to God’s glory, 7 so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 8 5 (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.) 9
6 So when he heard that Lazarus 10 was sick, he remained in the place where he was for two more days. 7 Then after this, he said to his disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 11 8 The disciples replied, 12 “Rabbi, the Jewish leaders 13 were just now trying 14 to stone you to death! Are 15 you going there again?” 9 Jesus replied, 16 “Are there not twelve hours in a day? If anyone walks around in the daytime, he does not stumble, 17 because he sees the light of this world. 18 10 But if anyone walks around at night, 19 he stumbles, 20 because the light is not in him.”
11 After he said this, he added, 21 “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. 22 But I am going there to awaken him.” 12 Then the disciples replied, 23 “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13 (Now Jesus had been talking about 24 his death, but they 25 thought he had been talking about real sleep.) 26
14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 15 and I am glad 27 for your sake that I was not there, so that you may believe. 28 But let us go to him.” 16 So Thomas (called Didymus 29 ) 30 said to his fellow disciples, “Let us go too, so that we may die with him.” 31
17 When 32 Jesus arrived, 33 he found that Lazarus 34 had been in the tomb four days already. 35 18 (Now Bethany was less than two miles 36 from Jerusalem, 37 19 so many of the Jewish people of the region 38 had come to Martha and Mary to console them 39 over the loss of their brother.) 40 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary was sitting in the house. 41 21 Martha 42 said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will grant 43 you.” 44
23 Jesus replied, 45 “Your brother will come back to life again.” 46 24 Martha said, 47 “I know that he will come back to life again 48 in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live 49 even if he dies, 26 and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. 50 Do you believe this?” 27 She replied, 51 “Yes, Lord, I believe 52 that you are the Christ, 53 the Son of God who comes into the world.” 54
28 And when she had said this, Martha 55 went and called her sister Mary, saying privately, 56 “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.” 57 29 So when Mary 58 heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. 30 (Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still in the place where Martha had come out to meet him.) 31 Then the people 59 who were with Mary 60 in the house consoling her saw her 61 get up quickly and go out. They followed her, because they thought she was going to the tomb to weep 62 there.
32 Now when Mary came to the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the people 63 who had come with her weeping, he was intensely moved 64 in spirit and greatly distressed. 65 34 He asked, 66 “Where have you laid him?” 67 They replied, 68 “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 69 36 Thus the people who had come to mourn 70 said, “Look how much he loved him!” 37 But some of them said, “This is the man who caused the blind man to see! 71 Couldn’t he have done something to keep Lazarus 72 from dying?”
38 Jesus, intensely moved 73 again, came to the tomb. (Now it was a cave, and a stone was placed across it.) 74 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” 75 Martha, the sister of the deceased, 76 replied, “Lord, by this time the body will have a bad smell, 77 because he has been buried 78 four days.” 79 40 Jesus responded, 80 “Didn’t I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?” 41 So they took away 81 the stone. Jesus looked upward 82 and said, “Father, I thank you that you have listened to me. 83 42 I knew that you always listen to me, 84 but I said this 85 for the sake of the crowd standing around here, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When 86 he had said this, he shouted in a loud voice, 87 “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, 88 and a cloth wrapped around his face. 89 Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him 90 and let him go.”
45 Then many of the people, 91 who had come with Mary and had seen the things Jesus 92 did, believed in him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees 93 and reported to them 94 what Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees 95 called the council 96 together and said, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs. 48 If we allow him to go on in this way, 97 everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away our sanctuary 98 and our nation.”
49 Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, 99 “You know nothing at all! 50 You do not realize 100 that it is more to your advantage to have one man 101 die for the people than for the whole nation to perish.” 102 51 (Now he did not say this on his own, 103 but because he was high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the Jewish nation, 104 52 and not for the Jewish nation 105 only, 106 but to gather together 107 into one the children of God who are scattered.) 108 53 So from that day they planned together to kill him.
54 Thus Jesus no longer went 109 around publicly 110 among the Judeans, 111 but went away from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, 112 and stayed there with his disciples. 55 Now the Jewish feast of Passover 113 was near, and many people went up to Jerusalem 114 from the rural areas before the Passover to cleanse themselves ritually. 115 56 Thus they were looking for Jesus, 116 and saying to one another as they stood in the temple courts, 117 “What do you think? That he won’t come to the feast?” 57 (Now the chief priests and the Pharisees 118 had given orders that anyone who knew where Jesus 119 was should report it, so that they could arrest 120 him.) 121
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!