By myself I can do nothing;1 I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just,2 for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.3
"If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.4
There is another who testifies in my favor,5 and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
"You have sent to John and he has testified6 to the truth.
Not that I accept human testimony;7 but I mention it that you may be saved.8
John was a lamp that burned and gave light,9 and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
"I have testimony weightier than that of John.10 For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing,11 testifies that the Father has sent me.12
And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me.13 You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,14
nor does his word dwell in you,15 for you do not believe16 the one he sent.17
You diligently study the Scriptures18 because you think that by them you possess eternal life.19 These are the Scriptures that testify about me,20
yet you refuse to come to me21 to have life.
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