John 5:33-43 NIV

34 Not that I accept human testimony;1 but I mention it that you may be saved.2

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35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light,3 and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.

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36 "I have testimony weightier than that of John.4 For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing,5 testifies that the Father has sent me.6

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37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me.7 You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,8

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38 nor does his word dwell in you,9 for you do not believe10 the one he sent.11

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39 You diligently studya the Scriptures12 because you think that by them you possess eternal life.13 These are the Scriptures that testify about me,14

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    • c 5:39 - Or "Study diligently" (the imperative)
      40 yet you refuse to come to me15 to have life.

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      41 "I do not accept praise from men,16

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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.
          44 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only Godb ?17

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            • d 5:44 - Some early manuscripts "the Only One"