John 3:19; John 5:18; John 12:43; John 19:8
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid ;