This man came to Him at night and said, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher, for no one could perform these signs You do unless God were with him."
"But I have a greater testimony than John's because of the works that the Father has given Me to accomplish. These very works I am doing testify about Me that the Father has sent Me.
However, many from the crowd believed in Him and said, "When the Messiah comes, He won't perform more signs than this man has done, will He?"
Throughout history no one has ever heard of someone opening the eyes of a person born blind.
Jesus replied, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which of these works are you stoning Me for?"
If I am not doing My Father's works, don't believe Me.
So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, "What are we going to do since this man does many signs?
If we let Him continue in this way, everybody will believe in Him! Then the Romans will come and remove both our place and our nation."
One of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all!
You're not considering that it is to your advantage that one man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish."
Therefore the chief priests decided to also kill Lazarus,
Even though He had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in Him.
But this was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet, who said: Lord, who has believed our message? And who has the arm of the Lord been revealed to?
This is why they were unable to believe, because Isaiah also said:
He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so that they would not see with their eyes or understand with their hearts, and be converted, and I would heal them.
When the demon had been driven out, the man spoke. And the crowds were amazed, saying, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!"
the blind see, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news.
Then He proceeded to denounce the towns where most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent:
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes long ago!
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today.
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."
Immediately he got up, picked up the stretcher, and went out in front of everyone. As a result, they were all astounded and gave glory to God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"
I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town.
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes!
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will go down to Hades!
Whoever listens to you listens to Me. Whoever rejects you rejects Me. And whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."
Now He came near the path down the Mount of Olives, and the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen:
Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven!
Some of the Pharisees from the crowd told Him, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."
He answered, "I tell you, if they were to keep silent, the stones would cry out!"
"What things?" He asked them. So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a Prophet powerful in action and speech before God and all the people,
"Men of Israel, listen to these words: This Jesus the Nazarene was a man pointed out to you by God with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did among you through Him, just as you yourselves know.
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and curing all who were under the tyranny of the Devil, because God was with Him.
how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.
At the same time, God also testified by signs and wonders, various miracles, and distributions [of gifts] from the Holy Spirit according to His will.
But as I told you, you've seen Me, and yet you do not believe.
And the one who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.
Jesus said to him, "Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn't believe him. Tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him, but you, when you saw it, didn't even change your minds then and believe him.
You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers' sin, to the third and fourth [generations] of those who hate Me,
You must not bow down to them or worship them, because I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers' sin to the third and fourth [generations] of those who hate Me,
Those who hate the LORD would pretend submission to Him; their doom would last forever.
but the one who sins against me harms himself; all who hate me love death."
slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God's law, for it is unable to do so.
Those whose lives are in the flesh are unable to please God.
traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
Adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world's friend becomes God's enemy.