12 The next day a large crowd was in Jerusalem for Passover. When they heard that Jesus was coming for the festival,
13 they took palm branches and went out to greet him. They shouted, “Hooray! God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord! God bless the King of Israel!”
16 At first, Jesus' disciples did not understand. But after he had been given his glory, they remembered all this. Everything had happened exactly as the Scriptures said it would.
21 Philip from Bethsaida in Galilee was there too. So they went to him and said, “Sir, we would like to meet Jesus.”
24 I tell you for certain that a grain of wheat that falls on the ground will never be more than one grain unless it dies. But if it dies, it will produce lots of wheat.
25 If you love your life, you will lose it. If you give it up in this world, you will be given eternal life.
26 If you serve me, you must go with me. My servants will be with me wherever I am. If you serve me, my Father will honor you.
27 Now I am deeply troubled, and I don’t know what to say. But I must not ask my Father to keep me from this time of suffering. In fact, I came into the world to suffer.
28 So Father, bring glory to yourself. A voice from heaven then said, “I have already brought glory to myself, and I will do it again!”
29 When the crowd heard the voice, some of them thought it was thunder. Others thought an angel had spoken to Jesus.
31 This world’s people are now being judged, and the ruler of this world is already being thrown out!
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