1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived in Bethany, where Lazarus lived, the man whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him.
2 So they gave a supper for Him there. Martha was serving, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
3 Mary took a litron of very expensive perfume made of pure nard and anointed Jesus' feet. She wiped his feet with her hair, and the house became filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,
4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, who was going to betray him, asked,
4 But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, the one who was going to betray Him, said,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
5 "Why wasn't this perfume sold for 300 denarii and the money given to the destitute?"
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
6 He said this, not because he cared about the destitute, but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the moneybag and would steal what was put into it.
6 Now he said this, not because he cared about the poor [for he had never cared about them], but because he was a thief; and since he had the money box [serving as treasurer for the twelve disciples], he used to pilfer what was put into it.
7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
7 Then Jesus said, "Leave her alone so she can observe the day of my burial,
7 So Jesus said, “Let her alone, so that she may keep [the rest of] it for the day of My burial.
8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
8 because you will always have the destitute with you, but you won't always have me."
8 You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.”
9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
9 When the large crowd of Jews realized that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
9 A large crowd of Jews learned that He was there [at Bethany]; and they came, not only because of Jesus, but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.
10 But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also;
10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
10 Therefore the chief priests decided to kill Lazarus also
10 So the high priests planned to kill Lazarus, too,
10 So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus also,
11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
11 since he was the reason why so many of the Jews were leaving to believe in Jesus.
11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away [from the teaching and traditions of the Jewish leaders] and believing in Jesus [following Him as Savior and Messiah].
12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
12 The next day, the large crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming into Jerusalem.
13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! How blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel!"
14 Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written,
14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
14 Then Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written:
14 And Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; just as it is written [in Scripture],
15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
15 "Stop being afraid, people of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting upon a donkey's colt!"
16 (U)These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus (V)was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him.
16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.
16 His disciples did not understand these things at first. However, when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about Him(T) and that they had done these things to Him.
16 At first, his disciples didn't understand these things. However, when Jesus had been glorified, they remembered that these things had been written about him and that people had done these things to him.
16 His disciples did not understand [the meaning of] these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified and exalted, they remembered that these things had been written about Him and had been done to Him.
17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
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 to what they had seen.
17 So the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to tell others about Him.
18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.
18 This is also why the crowd met Him, because they heard He had done this sign.
18 The crowd was going out to meet Jesus because they had heard that he had performed this sign.
18 For this reason the crowd went to meet Him, because they heard that He had performed this [miraculous] sign.
19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
19 Then the Pharisees told one another, "You see, there is nothing you can do. Look, the world has gone after him!"
19 Then the Pharisees [argued and] said to one another, “You see that your efforts are futile. Look! The whole world has gone [running] after Him!”
20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
20 Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival.
20 Now some Greeks were among those who had come up to worship at the festival.
20 Now there were some Greeks (Gentiles) among those who were going up to worship at the feast;
21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
21 They went to Philip (who was from Bethsaida in Galilee) and told him, "Sir, we would like to see Jesus."
21 these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
22 Philip went and told Andrew, and Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
22 Philip came and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
23 Jesus told them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified and exalted.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
24 Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it produces a lot of grain.
24 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone [just one grain, never more]. But if it dies, it produces much grain and yields a harvest.
25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
25 The one who loves his life will destroy it, and the one who hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.
25 The one who loves his life [eventually] loses it [through death], but the one who hates his life in this world [and is concerned with pleasing God] will keep it for life eternal.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me. And where I am, there my servant will also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him."
26 If anyone serves Me, he must [continue to faithfully] follow Me [without hesitation, holding steadfastly to Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]; and wherever I am [in heaven’s glory], there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
27 "Now my soul is in turmoil, and what should I say "Father, save me from this hour'? No! It was for this very reason that I came to this hour.
27 “Now My soul is troubled and deeply distressed; what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour [of trial and agony]’? But it is for this [very] purpose that I have come to this hour [this time and place].
28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
28 Father, glorify your name."
29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
29 The crowd standing there heard it and said it was thunder. Others said that an angel had spoken to Him.
29 Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again!" The crowd standing there heard this and said that it was thunder. Others were saying, "An angel has spoken to him."
29 The crowd of people who stood nearby and heard the voice said that it had thundered; others said, “An angel has spoken to Him!”
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
30 Jesus replied, "This voice is for your benefit, not for mine.
30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine.
31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
31 Now is the time for the judgment of this world to begin. Now the ruler of this world will be thrown out.
31 Now judgment is upon this world [the sentence is being passed]. Now the ruler of this world (Satan) will be cast out.
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
32 As for me, if I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself."
32 And I, if and when I am lifted up from the earth [on the cross], will draw all people to Myself [Gentiles, as well as Jews].”
33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
33 He said this to indicate the kind of death he was about to die.
33 He said this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.
34 The crowd then answered Him, “We have heard out of (AX)the Law that (l)(AY)the Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, ‘The (AZ)Son of Man must be (BA)lifted up’? Who is this (BB)Son of Man?”
34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
34 Then the crowd answered him, "We have learned from the Law that the Messiah remains forever. So how can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?"
35 So Jesus said to them, “(BC)For a little while longer (BD)the Light is among you. (BE)Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who (BF)walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
35 Jesus answered, “The light will be with you only a little longer.(AX) Walk while you have the light(AY) so that darkness doesn’t overtake you.(AZ) The one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he’s going.(BA)
35 Jesus replied to the crowd, "The light is among you only for a short time. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. The person who walks in the darkness is in the darkness and does not know where he is going.
35 So Jesus said to them, “The Light is among you [only] a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light [keep on living by it], so that darkness will not overtake you. He who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going [he is drifting aimlessly].
36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
36 As long as you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light." After Jesus had said this, he went away and hid from them.
36 While you have the Light, believe and trust in the Light [have faith in it, hold on to it, rely on it], so that you may become sons of Light [being filled with Light as followers of God].”Jesus said these things, and then He left and hid Himself from them.
37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
37 Even though He had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in Him.
37 Although he had performed numerous signs in their presence, they did not believe in him,
37 Even though He had done so many signs (attesting miracles) right before them, yet they still did not believe and failed to trust Him—
38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
38 so that what the prophet Isaiah spoke might be fulfilled when he said: "Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the Lord's power been revealed?"
39 For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,
39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
39 This is why they were unable to believe, because Isaiah also said:
39 This is why they could not believe: Isaiah also said,
39 Therefore they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,
40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they might not perceive with their eyes, and understand with their mind and turn, and I would heal them."
40 “He has blinded their eyes and He hardened their heart, to keep them from seeing with their eyes and understanding with their heart and being converted; otherwise, I [their God] would heal them.”
41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
41 Isaiah said this when he saw his glory and spoke about him.
42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
42 Yet many people, even some of the authorities, believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not admit it so they would not be thrown out of the synagogue.
42 Nevertheless, even many of the leading men believed in Him [as Savior and Messiah], but because of the Pharisees they would not confess it, for fear that [if they acknowledged Him openly] they would be put out of the synagogue (excommunicated);
43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
43 For they loved the praise of human beings more than the praise of God.
43 for they loved the approval of men more than the approval of God.
44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.
44 Then Jesus said loudly, "The one who believes in me does not believe in me only, but also in the one who sent me.
44 But Jesus loudly declared, “The one who believes and trusts in Me does not believe [only] in Me but [also believes] in Him who sent Me.
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
46 I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me would not remain in darkness.
46 I've come into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me won't remain in the darkness.
46 I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes and trusts in Me [as Savior—all those who anchor their hope in Me and rely on the truth of My message] will not continue to live in darkness.
47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
47 If anyone hears my words and doesn't keep them, I don't condemn him, because I didn't come to condemn the world, but to save it.
47 If anyone hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but to save the world.
48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
48 The one who rejects me and doesn't receive my words has something to judge him: The word that I've spoken will judge him on the last day,
48 Whoever rejects Me and refuses to accept My teachings, has one who judges him; the very word that I spoke will judge and condemn him on the last day.
49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
49 because I haven't spoken on my own authority. Instead, the Father who sent me has himself commanded me what to say and how to speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
50 And I know that what he commands brings eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me."
50 I know that His commandment is eternal life. So the things I speak, I speak [in accordance with His exact instruction,] just as the Father has told Me.”
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