John 12:35-50 Reading the Passage

Believe Without Delay – John 12:35-50

12 (35) Jesus said to them, The light is with you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before the darkness descends upon you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. (36) While you have the light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of light. When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

(37) Even though he had done so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in him; (38) consequently, the word of Isaiah the prophet was fulfilled, when he said, “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” (39) For this reason they were not able to believe, because in another passage Isaiah says, (40) “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart; in order that they should not see with their eyes or perceive with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.” (41) saiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him.(42) Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; (43) for they loved the glory that is from men more than the glory that is from God.

(44) Jesus cried out and said, He who believes in me, is not believing in me, but is believing in the one who sent me. (45) And he who looks at me, is looking at the one who sent me. (46) I have come to be a light for the world, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness. (47) If any man hears my teaching, but does not obey it, I do not condemn him; for I did not come to condemn the world, but to save the world. (48) However, he who rejects me, and does not receive my teaching, does have one who condemns him; the word that I have spoken, that word shall condemn him on the last day. (49) This is the case because I did not speak of my own accord; on the contrary, the Father who sent me, he has commanded me what to say and how to speak. (50) And I know that his commandment is eternal life. Therefore, what I say is just what the Father has spoken to me.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.