New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "Now the time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory.
King James Bible
And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus answered them saying, The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified.
World English Bible
Jesus answered them, "The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus responded to them, saying, 'The hour hath come that the Son of Man may be glorified;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:23 The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified - With the Father and in the sight of every creature. But he must suffer first.
LibraryJune 12. "We Would See Jesus" (John xii. 21).
"We would see Jesus" (John xii. 21). Glory to Him for all the things laid up for us in the days to come. Glory to Him for all the visions of service in the future; the opportunities of doing good that are far away as well as close at hand. Our Saviour was able to despise the cross for the joy that was before Him. Let us look up to Him, and rise up to Him till we get on high and are able to look out from the mount of vision over all the land of far distances. There shall not a single thing come to …
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November 19. "We Would See Jesus" (John xii. 21).
May 8. "Except a Corn of Wheat Fall into the Ground and Die" (John xii. 24).
April 14. "I if I be Lifted up from the Earth Will Draw all Men unto Me" (John xii. 32).
Then he came to the disciples and said, "Go ahead and sleep. Have your rest. But look--the time has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
He went on a little farther and fell to the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting him might pass him by.
When he returned to them the third time, he said, "Go ahead and sleep. Have your rest. But no--the time has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
(When he said "living water," he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)
His disciples didn't understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into his glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about him.
"Now my soul is deeply troubled. Should I pray, 'Father, save me from this hour'? But this is the very reason I came!
Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end.
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