"You were born entirely in sin," they replied, "and are you trying to teach us?" Then they threw him out.
Then the Pharisees responded to them: "Are you fooled too?
Have any of the rulers believed in Him? Or any of the Pharisees?
But this crowd, which doesn't know the law, is accursed!"
Nicodemus-- the one who came to Him previously, being one of them-- said to them,
"Our law doesn't judge a man before it hears from him and knows what he's doing, does it?"
"You aren't from Galilee too, are you?" they replied. "Investigate and you will see that no prophet arises from Galilee."
Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is My instruction: do not fear disgrace by men, and do not be shattered by their taunts.
"Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me.
Those who passed by were yelling insults at Him, shaking their heads
we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, or swindlers will inherit God's kingdom.
when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom you have set your hope.
For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, because he wrote about Me.
But if you don't believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"
Didn't Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law! Why do you want to kill Me?"
Then they induced men to say, "We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God!"
They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; so they came up, dragged him off, and took him to the Sanhedrin.
They also presented false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.
For we heard him say that Jesus, this Nazarene, will destroy this place and change the customs that Moses handed down to us."
Now if you call yourself a Jew, and rest in the law, and boast in God,