Jesus Rides into Jerusalem
(Matt. 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9)
1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, a where Lazarus was 1 who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2 b There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3 Then c Mary took a pound of very costly oil of d spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
4 But one of His disciples, e Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for 2 three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and f had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
The Plot to Kill Lazarus
9 Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, h whom He had raised from the dead. 10 i But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, 11 j because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.
The Triumphal Entry
(Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40)
l ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’
The King of Israel!”
Behold, your King is coming,
Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”
16 o His disciples did not understand these things at first; p but when Jesus was glorified, q then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.
17 Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness. 18 r For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign. 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, s “You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!”
The Fruitful Grain of Wheat
20 Now there t were certain Greeks among those u who came up to worship at the feast. 21 Then they came to Philip, v who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
23 But Jesus answered them, saying, w “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. 24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, x unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much 4 grain. 25 y “He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 “If anyone serves Me, let him z follow Me; and aa where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
Jesus Predicts His Death on the Cross
27 ab “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? ac But for this purpose I came to this hour. 28 “Father, glorify Your name.” ad Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”
30 Jesus answered and said, ae “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. 31 “Now is the judgment of this world; now af the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 “And I, ag if I am 5 lifted up from the earth, will draw ah all peoples to Myself.” 33 ai This He said, signifying by what death He would die.
35 Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer ak the light is with you. al Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; am he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. 36 “While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become an sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and ao was hidden from them.
Who Has Believed Our Report?
aq “Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?”
as Lest they should see with their eyes,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”
Walk in the Light
42 Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but au because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; 43 av for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
44 Then Jesus cried out and said, aw “He who believes in Me, ax believes not in Me ay but in Him who sent Me. 45 “And az he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. 46 ba “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. 47 “And if anyone hears My words and does not 7 believe, bb I do not judge him; for bc I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 bd “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him– be the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. 49 “For bf I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, bg what I should say and what I should speak. 50 “And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I bh speak.”