The People Still Refuse to Believe

37 But as many signs [as] he had performed before them, they did not believe in him,
38 in order that the word of the prophet Isaiah would be fulfilled, who said, "Lord, who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
39 For this [reason] they were not able to believe, because again Isaiah said,
40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they see with [their] eyes and understand with [their] hearts and turn, and I heal them."
41 Isaiah said these [things] because he saw his glory, and he spoke about him.
42 Yet despite that, even many of the rulers believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess [it], so that they would not be expelled from the synagogue.
43 For they loved the praise of men more than praise from God.

Jesus’ Final Public Appeal

44 But Jesus cried out and said, "The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me,
45 and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me.
46 I have come [as] a light into the world, in order that everyone who believes in me will not remain in the darkness.
47 And if anyone hears my words and does not observe [them], I will not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 The one who rejects me and does not accept my words has one who judges him; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.
49 For I have not spoken from myself, but the Father himself who sent me {has commanded me} what I should say and what I should speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So [the things] that I say, just as the Father said to me, thus I say."