30 I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgement is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
31 If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32There is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that his testimony to me is true. 33You sent messengers to John, and he testified to the truth. 34Not that I accept such human testimony, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 36But I have a testimony greater than Johns. The works that the Father has given me to complete, the very works that I am doing, testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me. 37And the Father who sent me has himself testified on my behalf. You have never heard his voice or seen his form, 38and you do not have his word abiding in you, because you do not believe him whom he has sent.
39 You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that testify on my behalf.
40Yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
41I do not accept glory from human beings.
42But I know that you do not have the love of God in* you.
43I have come in my Fathers name, and you do not accept me; if another comes in his own name, you will accept him.
44How can you believe when you accept glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the one who alone is God?
45Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; your accuser is Moses, on whom you have set your hope.
46If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
47But if you do not believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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