45Yet because I tell the truth,1 you do not believe me!46Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?47He who belongs to God hears what God says.2 The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan3 and demon-possessed?"449"I am not possessed by a demon," said Jesus, "but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.50I am not seeking glory for myself;5 but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.51I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."652
At this the Jews exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed!7 Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that if anyone keeps your word, he will never taste death.
Are you greater than our father Abraham?8 He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"
Jesus replied, "If I glorify myself,9 my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.1055Though you do not know him,11 I know him.12 If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.13