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."a141
Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory2 and spoke about him.342
Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him.4 But because of the Pharisees5 they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;643
for they loved praise from men7 more than praise from God.844
Then Jesus cried out, "When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.945When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me.1046I have come into the world as a light,11 so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.47"As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it.1248There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him13 at the last day.49For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me14 what to say and how to say it.