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D. Life's issue and multiplication 12:1-50
1. Life's issue — a house of feasting (a miniature of the church life) vv. 1-11
John 12 :1 12:1 Then Jesus, six days before the aPassover, came to 1bBethany, where Lazarus was, cwhom Jesus had raised from the dead.
John 12 :2 12:2 Therefore they made Him a supper there; and aMartha served, but Lazarus was one of the ones reclining at table with Him.
John 12 :3 12:3 Then aMary took a 1pound of ointment, of very valuable pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the 2house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.
John 12 :4 12:4 But aJudas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was about to betray Him, said,
John 12 :5 12:5 Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred 1denarii and given to the poor?
John 12 :6 12:6 But he said this not because it mattered to him concerning the poor, but because he was a thief, and aholding the purse, carried off what was put into it.
John 12 :7 12:7 Then 1Jesus said, Leave her alone; she has reserved it for the day of My burial.
John 12 :8 12:8 aFor the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.
John 12 :9 12:9 Then a great crowd of the Jews found out that He was there, and they came, not because of Jesus only, but that they might also see Lazarus, awhom He had raised from the dead.
John 12 :10 12:10 And the chief priests took counsel to kill Lazarus also,
John 12 :11 12:11 Because on account of him amany of the Jews went away and believed into Jesus.
2. Life's multiplication for the church through death and resurrection (the glorification of God and the judgment upon the world and Satan implied) vv. 12-36a
John 12 :12 12:12 On the next day, athe great crowd who had come to the bfeast, when they heard that Jesus was coming into Jerusalem,
John 12 :13 12:13 Took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out, 1Hosanna! aBlessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the bKing of Israel!
John 12 :14 12:14 And Jesus, having found a young donkey, sat on it, as it is written,
John 12 :15 12:15 a"Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King comes, sitting on a donkey's colt.''
John 12 :16 12:16 These things His disciples did not understand at first, but when Jesus was aglorified, then they bremembered that these things were written of Him and that they had done these things to Him.
John 12 :17 12:17 The crowd therefore that was with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead testified.
John 12 :18 12:18 For this reason the crowd also went and met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.
John 12 :19 12:19 The Pharisees then said to one another, You see that you are not doing anything worthwhile; behold, the world has gone after Him.
John 12 :20 12:20 And there were some Greeks among those who went up to aworship at the feast.
John 12 :21 12:21 These then came to aPhilip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, Sir, we wish to see Jesus.
John 12 :22 12:22 Philip came and told Andrew; Andrew came, and Philip too, and they told Jesus.
John 12 :23 12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The ahour has come for the Son of Man to be 1bglorified.
John 12 :24 12:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, aUnless the grain of wheat 1falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone; but if it dies, it bears 2bmuch fruit.
John 12 :25 12:25 aHe who loves his 1bsoul-life loses it; and he who chates his soul-life in this world shall keep it unto 2eternal life.
John 12 :26 12:26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there also My servant will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
John 12 :27 12:27 Now is aMy 1soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, bsave Me out of this chour. But for 2this reason I have come to this hour.
John 12 :28 12:28 Father, 1aglorify Your name. Then a bvoice came out of heaven: I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.
John 12 :29 12:29 The crowd therefore which stood by and heard it said that there had been thunder; others said, aAn angel has spoken to Him.
John 12 :30 12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice has not 1come for My sake, but for your sake.
John 12 :31 12:31 Now is the 1ajudgment of this 2world; now shall the bruler of this world be cast out.
John 12 :32 12:32 And I, if I be 1alifted up from the earth, will bdraw call men to Myself.
John 12 :33 12:33 But He said this asignifying by what kind of death He was about to die.
John 12 :34 12:34 The crowd therefore answered Him, We have heard out of the law that the aChrist abides forever; and how is it that You say, The Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?
John 12 :35 12:35 Jesus then said to them, The light is astill among you a little while. Walk while you have the light so that darkness may not bovercome you; and he who cwalks in the darkness does not know where he is going.
3. Religion's unbelief and blindness vv. 36-43
John 12 :36 12:36 While you have the alight, believe into the light, so that you may become bsons of light. Jesus said these things, and He went away and cwas hidden from them.
John 12 :37 12:37 But though He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe into Him,
John 12 :38 12:38 That the word of the prophet Isaiah which he said might be fulfilled, a"Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the 1arm of the Lord been revealed?''
John 12 :39 12:39 For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said,
John 12 :40 12:40 a"He has 1blinded their eyes and He hardened their heart, that they might not see with their eyes and understand with their heart and turn, and I will heal them.''
John 12 :41 12:41 These things said Isaiah because he asaw 1His glory and spoke concerning Him.
John 12 :42 12:42 Nevertheless even many of the rulers believed into Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, aso that they would not be bput out of the synagogue;
John 12 :43 12:43 For they loved the aglory of men more than the aglory of God.
4. Life's declaration to the unbelieving religion vv. 44-50
John 12 :44 12:44 But Jesus 1cried out and said, He who believes into Me does not believe into Me, but ainto Him who sent Me;
John 12 :45 12:45 And he who abeholds Me beholds Him who sent Me.
John 12 :46 12:46 I have come as a alight into the world, that every one who believes into Me would not remain in darkness.
John 12 :47 12:47 And if anyone hears My 1words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I have not come to ajudge the world, but to save the world.
John 12 :48 12:48 He who rejects Me and does not receive My words has one who judges him; the aword which I have spoken, that will judge him in the last day.
John 12 :49 12:49 For I have not spoken from Myself; but the Father who sent Me, He Himself has agiven Me commandment, what to say and what to speak.
John 12 :50 12:50 And I know that His commandment is 1eternal life. The things therefore that I speak, even aas the Father has said to Me, so I speak.
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