Ye would believe me (episteuete an emoi). Conclusion of condition of second class (determined as unfulfilled) with imperfect indicative in both protasis and apodosis and an in apodosis. This was a home-thrust, proving that they did not really believe Moses. For he wrote of me (peri gar emou ekeino egrapsen). Deuteronomy 18:18 is quoted by Peter ( Acts 3:22 ) as a prophecy of Christ and also by Stephen in Acts 7:37 . See also John 3:14 about the brazen serpent and John 8:56 about Abraham foreseeing Christ's day. Jesus does here say that Moses wrote concerning him.