Bible: John 12:34-43

12:34 Then the crowd responded, 1 We have heard from the law that the Christ 2  will remain forever. 3  How 4  can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man? 12:35 Jesus replied, 5 The light is with you for a little while longer. 6  Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. 7  The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 12:36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become sons of light.” 8  When Jesus had said these things, he went away and hid himself from them.

The Outcome of Jesus’ Public Ministry Foretold

12:37 Although Jesus 9  had performed 10  so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in him, 12:38 so that the word 11  of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. He said, 12 Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord 13  been revealed? 14  12:39 For this reason they could not believe, 15  because again Isaiah said,

12:40He has blinded their eyes

and hardened their heart, 16 

so that they would not see with their eyes

and understand with their heart, 17 

and turn to me, 18  and I would heal them.” 19 

12:41 Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s 20  glory, and spoke about him.

12:42 Nevertheless, even among the rulers 21  many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees 22  they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, 23  so that they would not be put out of 24  the synagogue. 25  12:43 For they loved praise 26  from men more than praise 27  from God.

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