But though He had performed such great miracles in their presence, they did not believe in Him--
in order that the words of Isaiah the Prophet might be fulfilled, "Lord, who has believed our preaching? And the arm of the Lord--to whom has it been unveiled?"
For this reason they were unable to believe--because Isaiah said again,
"He has blinded their eyes and made their minds callous, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their minds, and should turn, and I should heal them."
Isaiah uttered these words because he saw His glory; and he spoke of Him.
Nevertheless even from among the Rulers many believed in Him. But because of the Pharisees they did not avow their belief, for fear they should be shut out from the synagogue.
For they loved the glory that comes from men rather than the glory that comes from God.
But Jesus cried aloud, "He who believes in me, believes not so much in me, as in Him who sent me;
and he who sees me sees Him who sent me.
I have come like light into the world, in order that no one who believes in me may remain in the dark.
And if any one hears my teachings and regards them not, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
He who sets me at naught and does not receive my teachings is not left without a judge: the Message which I have spoken will judge him on the last day.
Because I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent me, Himself gave me a command what to say and in what words to speak.
And I know that His command is the Life of the Ages. What therefore I speak, I speak just as the Father has bidden me."