John 5:33-43 NIV

33 "You have sent to John and he has testified1 to the truth.

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34 Not that I accept human testimony;2 but I mention it that you may be saved.3

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35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light,4 and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.

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36 "I have testimony weightier than that of John.5 For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing,6 testifies that the Father has sent me.7

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37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me.8 You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,9

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38 nor does his word dwell in you,10 for you do not believe11 the one he sent.12

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39 You diligently studya the Scriptures13 because you think that by them you possess eternal life.14 These are the Scriptures that testify about me,15

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    • c 5:39 - Or "Study diligently" (the imperative)
      40 yet you refuse to come to me16 to have life.

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      41 "I do not accept praise from men,17

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          42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
          43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.