Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs1 in their presence, they still would not believe in him.
This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: "Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"a239
For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
"He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn--and I would heal them."b341
Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory4 and spoke about him.542
Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him.6 But because of the Pharisees7 they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;843
for they loved praise from men9 more than praise from God.10