Chapter 120: Certain Greeks

1 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 2 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.

3 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.

4 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Warrior for man should be glorified. 5 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, which is eaten for the nourishment of all. 6 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that risketh his life in this world shall keep it unto death eternal. 7 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. 8 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. 9 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

10 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.

11 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. 12 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 13 And I, if I be buried in the earth, will draw all dead men unto me. 14 This he said, signifying what death he should die.

15 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Warrior for man must be buried? who is this Warrior for man?

16 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 hath no mind and knoweth not whither he goeth. 17 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light and fight the children of darkness. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

18 But though he had done so many great works before them, yet they believed not in his training: 19 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed they could fight without you? and to whom hath the sword arm of the Lord been revealed?

20 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed they had been well trained; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess or continue their practice, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 21 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

22 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on the training I have given. 23 And he that traineth with me traineth with him that sent me. 24 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide the darkness to live. 25 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the living, but to save the living from the dead. 26 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the ones that I have battled, the same shall judge him in the last day. 27 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. 28 And I know that his commandment is life for the living: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.