"Now I am deeply troubled. What should I say? ‘Father, save me from this time'? No, for this is the reason I have come to this time.
Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again."
The crowd standing there heard and said, "It's thunder." Others said, "An angel spoke to him."
Jesus replied, "This voice wasn't for my benefit but for yours.
Now is the time for judgment of this world. Now this world's ruler will be thrown out.
When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to me." (
He said this to show how he was going to die.)
The crowd responded, "We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Human One must be lifted up? Who is this Human One?"
Jesus replied, "The light is with you for only a little while. Walk while you have the light so that darkness doesn't overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness don't know where they are going.
As long as you have the light, believe in the light so that you might become people whose lives are determined by the light." After Jesus said these things, he went away and hid from them.
Jesus had done many miraculous signs before the people, but they didn't believe in him.
This was to fulfill the word of the prophet Isaiah: Lord, who has believed through our message? To whom is the arm of the Lord fully revealed?
Isaiah explains why they couldn't believe:
He made their eyes blind and closed their minds so that they might not see with their eyes, understand with their minds, and turn their lives around— and I would heal them.
Isaiah said these things because he saw Jesus' glory; he spoke about Jesus.
Even so, many leaders believed in him, but they wouldn't acknowledge their faith because they feared that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue.
They believed, but they loved human praise more than God's glory.
Jesus shouted, "Whoever believes in me doesn't believe in me but in the one who sent me.
Whoever sees me sees the one who sent me.
I have come as a light into the world so that everyone who believes in me won't live in darkness.
If people hear my words and don't keep them, I don't judge them. I didn't come to judge the world but to save it.
Whoever rejects me and doesn't receive my words will be judged at the last day by the word I have spoken.
I don't speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me regarding what I should speak and say.
I know that his commandment is eternal life. Therefore, whatever I say is just as the Father has said to me."