for although the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
And if they don't believe even these two signs or listen to what you say, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the Nile will become blood on the ground."
So the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron: Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt-- over their rivers, canals, ponds, and all their water reservoirs-- and they will become blood. There will be blood throughout the land of Egypt, even in wooden and stone [containers]."
Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded; in the sight of Pharaoh and his officials, he raised the staff and struck the water in the Nile, and all the water in the Nile was turned to blood.
The fish in the Nile died, and the river smelled so bad the Egyptians could not drink water from it. There was blood throughout the land of Egypt.
Go, eat your bread with pleasure, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already accepted your works.
If you don't listen, and if you don't take it to heart to honor My name," says the LORD of Hosts, "I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. In fact, I have already begun to curse them because you are not taking it to heart.
For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
For all who [rely on] the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written: Cursed is everyone who does not continue doing everything written in the book of the law.
Now it is clear that no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous will live by faith.
But the law is not based on faith; instead, the one who does these things will live by them.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written: Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.
Jesus responded to him, "Do you believe [only] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this."
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."
Then He went again to Cana of Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. There was a certain royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum.
The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory and spoke about Him.
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'?
Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works.
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe because of the works themselves.
You said, 'Look, the LORD our God has shown us His glory and greatness, and we have heard His voice from the fire. Today we have seen that God speaks with a person, yet he still lives.
May His glorious name be praised forever; the whole earth is filled with His glory. Amen and amen.
Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful works among all peoples.
And the glory of the LORD will appear, and all humanity will see [it] together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
We all, with unveiled faces, are reflecting the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.
For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness"-- He has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
I'm glad for you that I wasn't there so that you may believe. But let's go to him."
Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of His disciples that are not written in this book.
But these are written so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing you may have life in His name.
I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.