21 Again he said to them, I am going away, and you will search for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come. 22Then the Jews said, Is he going to kill himself? Is that what he means by saying, Where I am going, you cannot come? 23He said to them, You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 24I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he.* 25They said to him, Who are you? Jesus said to them, Why do I speak to you at all?* 26I have much to say about you and much to condemn; but the one who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him. 27They did not understand that he was speaking to them about the Father. 28So Jesus said, When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am he,* and that I do nothing on my own, but I speak these things as the Father instructed me. 29And the one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him. 30As he was saying these things, many believed in him.
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