The Unbelief of the People
"While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become n sons of light." These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and o was hidden from them.
But although He had done so many p signs before them, they did not believe in Him,
that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:
q "Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?"
Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
"He r has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
s Lest they should see with their eyes,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them."
t These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.
Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but u because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue;
v for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.
Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, "What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.
Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "LORD, who has believed our report?
And He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.
"Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed."
And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
I do not receive honor from men.
How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?