John 12:34-44 NIV

34 The crowd spoke up, "We have heard from the Law1 that the Christa will remain forever,2 so how can you say, 'The Son of Man3 must be lifted up'?4 Who is this 'Son of Man'?"

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35 Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light5 just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light,6 before darkness overtakes you.7 The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.

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36 Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light."8 When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.9

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The Jews Continue in Their Unbelief

37 Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs10 in their presence, they still would not believe in him.

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38 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?"b11

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39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
40 "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."c12

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41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory13 and spoke about him.14

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42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him.15 But because of the Pharisees16 they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;17

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43 for they loved praise from men18 more than praise from God.19

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44 Then Jesus cried out, "When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.20

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