Modern Literal Version
[John 12]




     {The week of Jesus' crucifixion. Mar 11:1-11 & Mat 21:1-12, 14-17 & Luk 19:29-44 & Joh 12:12-19 Bethany to Jerusalem and back Sun. April 2, 30 AD.}



     12:1 Therefore, Jesus came to Bethany six days before the Passover, where Lazarus was, who had died, whom he raised from the dead.




     {Mar 14:10-11 & Mat 26:14-16 & Luk 22:3-6 & Joh 12:2-8.}



     12:2 So they made* him a supper there and Martha was serving, but Lazarus was one of those who reclined at the meal together with him. 12:3 Therefore, Mary took a pound of perfume of precious undiluted nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair and the house was filled from the aroma of the perfume. 12:4 Therefore Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, one out of his disciples, who is about to give him up, says, 12:5 Why was this perfume not sold* for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? 12:6 Now this he said, not because he was caring concerning the poor, but because he was a thief and had the box and was bearing what was put in it.



     12:7 Therefore Jesus said, Allow her, she has kept it *for the day of my burial.12:8For* the poor youĎ always have with youĎ, but youĎ do not always have me.




     12:9 Therefore, a crowd out of the Jews knew that he was there and they came, not only because of Jesus, but in order that they might also see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 12:10 But the high-priests counseled in order that they might also kill Lazarus; 12:11 that because of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.




     12:12 A large crowd came to the feast on the next-day, having heard that Jesus is coming into Jerusalem, 12:13and they took the limbs of the palm trees and went forth to a meeting with him and was crying out, Hosanna. He who is coming in the name of the Lord has been blessed, the King of Israel.



     12:14 Now Jesus, having found a young-donkey, sat upon it; as it has been written, 12:15 'Do not fear, daughter of Zion. Behold, your King is coming, sitting upon a donkey's colt.' {Isa 40:9, 62:11, Zec 9:9}12:16 (But his disciples did not know these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they were reminded that these things had been written on the basis of him and that they haddone these things to him.)



     12:17 Therefore, the crowd who was with him was witnessing when he summoned Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him up from the dead. 12:18 The crowd also went and met him because of this thing, because it heard that he had done this sign. 12:19 Therefore the Pharisees said to themselves, You are viewing that youĎ profit nothing. Behold, the world has gone after him.




     {Joh 12:20-50In the Temple, Tues.; no parallel.}



     12:20 Now there were some Greeks from them, coming up, in order that they might worship at the feast; 12:21 therefore these came to Philip, the one from Bethsaida of Galilee and asked him, saying, Lord, we wish to see Jesus. 12:22 Philip comes and speaks to Andrew, and Andrew and Philip speak again to Jesus.



     12:23 But Jesus answered them, saying, The hour has come, that* the Son of Man should be glorified.12:24Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to youĎ, If a kernel of grain has not fallen into the soil and died, it remains alone, but if it dies, it is bringing forth much fruit.12:25He who loves his life will be losing it, and he who hates his life in this world will be keeping it to everlasting life. 12:26If anyone serves me, let him follow me, and where I am, my servant will also be there. And if anyone serves me, the Father will be honoring him. 12:27Now my soul has been disturbed, and what should I say? Father, save me from this hour? But I came to this hour because of this.12:28Father, glorify your name.



     Therefore, a voice came from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it and will be glorifying it again.



     12:29 Therefore, the crowd standing there and heard it, was saying, Thunder has happened.



     Others said, A messenger has spoken to him.



     12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice has not happened because of me, but because ofyouĎ.12:31Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast outside.12:32And if I am exalted out of the earth, I will be attracting all peoples to myself. 12:33 (But he said this, signifying by what sort of death he was about to die.)



     12:34 The crowd answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ remains forever and how do you say, It is essential for the Son of Man to be exalted? Who is this Son of Man?



     12:35 Therefore Jesus said to them, The light is still with youĎfor a little time. WalkĎ while youĎhave the light, in order that darkness might not overtake youĎ and he who is walking in the darkness does not know where he is going. 12:36While youĎ have the light, believeĎ in the light, in order that youĎ might become sons of light.




     Jesus spoke these things and he went away and hid himself from them. 12:37 But though he had done so-many signs before them, yet they did not believe in him, 12:38 in order that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, 'Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?' {Isa 53:1}12:39 Because of this, they were not able to believe, because Isaiah said again, 12:40 'He has blinded their eyes and he has hardened their heart; in order that they should not see with their eyes and should perceive with their heart and should turn and that* I might heal them.'{Isa 6:9, 10}12:41 Isaiah said these things, when he saw his glory, and he spoke concerning him. 12:42 Nevertheless even many out of the rulers also believed in him, but they were not confessing it because of the Pharisees, in order that they might not become expelled from the synagogue; 12:43 for* they loved* the glory from men rather than the glory from God.




     12:44 Now Jesus cried and said, He who believes in me, does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me. 12:45 And he who views me views the one who sent me.12:46I have come like a light into the world, in order that everyone who believes in me may not remain in the darkness.12:47And if anyone hears and does not believe my declarations, I do not judge him; for* I did not come in order that I may judge the world, but in order that I may save the world. 12:48He who is rejecting me and is not receiving my declarations, has that which judges him; the word that I spoke that will be judging him in the last day.12:49Because I did not speak from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment of what I should say and what I should speak.12:50And I know that his commandment is everlasting life, because the things which I speak, just-as the Father has said to me, so I speak to you.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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