John 5:30-46 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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30 "I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
31 If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not deemed true. 31 "If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.
32 There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. 32 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
33 You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 33 "You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.
34 Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 34 Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.
35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
36 But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. 36 "I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.
37 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, 37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,
38 and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. 38 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.
39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 39 You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me,
40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
41 I do not receive glory from people. 41 "I do not accept praise from men,
42 But I know that you do not have the love of God within you. 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 receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 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, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? 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 God ?
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope. 45 "But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.
46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?" 47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?"