But though He had performedsomanyasignsbefore them, yet they were not believing in Him.
This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophetwhich he spoke: "1LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?"
For thisreason they could not believe, for Isaiahsaidagain,
"2HE HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES AND HE 3HARDENED THEIR HEART, SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT SEE WITH THEIR EYES AND PERCEIVE WITH THEIR HEART, AND bBE CONVERTED AND I HEAL THEM"41ThesethingsIsaiahsaidbecause4he saw His glory, and 5he spoke of Him.
42Nevertheless6manyeven of 7the rulersbelieved in Him, but 8because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be c9put out of the synagogue;
4310for they loved the dapproval of menratherthan the eapproval of God.
And Jesuscried out and said, "11He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me.45"12He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.46"13I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.47"Ifanyonehears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for 14I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.48"15He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; 16the word I spoke is what will judge him at 17the lastday.49"18For I did not speakfon My owninitiative, but the FatherHimself who sent Me 19has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.50"I know that 20His commandment is eternallife; therefore the things I speak, I speak21just as the Father has told Me."