John 12:44-50 NIV
44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me.
46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.
49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
Isaiah 53:1-12 NIV
53 Who has
believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 He
grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He
had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that
we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar
with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we
held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he
took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he
was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and
the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and
afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the
slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,so he did not open his
oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation
protested For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression
of my people he was punished.[b] 9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and
with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit
in his mouth.
10 Yet it
was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord
makes[c] his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong
his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. 11 After he has
suffered, he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e]; by his
knowledge[f] my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g] and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h] because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
John 12:27-36 NIV
27 “Now my
soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No,
it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!”
Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it
29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an
angel had spoken to him.30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not
31 Now is
the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be
driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up[a] from the earth, will draw all
people to myself.” 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to
34 The crowd
spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so
how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”
Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer.
Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in
the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you
have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished
speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
12:37-43 New International Version
and Unbelief Among the Jews
after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not
believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet:
has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been
39 For this
reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
40 “He has
blinded their eyes
and hardened their hearts,
so they can
neither see with their eyes,
nor understand with their hearts,
nor turn—and I would heal them.”[b]
said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him.
42 Yet at
the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the
Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be
put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved human praise more than praise from