The Rabbi spoke with those who opposed him and said,

"Amein, amein, I say to you, the son can do nothing of himself, unless it is something he sees the father [i.e. HaShem] doing; for whatever the father does, these things the son also does in like manner. For HaShem loves his son, and shows him all things that He himself is doing; and HaShem will show him greater works than these, so that you will marvel. For just as HaShem awakens and revives the dead and gives them life, even so the son also gives life to whom he wishes. For not even HaShem judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the son, so that all will honor the son even as they honor HaShem.  The one who does not honor the son does not honor the father [Hashem] who sent him."

"Amein, amein, I say to you, he who hears my word, and believes Him who sent me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life."

"Amein, amein, I say to you, an hour is coming and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the son of G-d, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the son also to have life in himself; and He gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man.  Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voice, and will come forth; those who did the mitzvot [good deeds] will arise to life, those who committed maaseh hara [the evil deeds] will arise for the sentence [of judgment]."

"I can do nothing on my own initiative.  As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will, but the will of Him who sent me. If I alone testify about myself, my testimony is not true. There is another who testifies of me, and I know that the testimony which he gives about me is true.  You have sent word to Yochanan ben Zachariah, and he has testified to the truth. But the testimony which I receive is not from a human, but I say these things so that you may be spared. He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light."

"I have testimony which is greater than the testimony of Yochanan; for the works which HaShem has given me to accomplish--the very works that I do--testify about me, that the Father has sent me. And the Father who sent me, He has testified of me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His image.  His word does not reside in you, for you do not believe the one whom He sent. Search the Scripture in which you say you have eternal life.  They about me, yet you are unwilling to come to me to have life."

"I will not accept honor from sons of men.  I know you, that you do not have the love of G-d in yourselves. I have come in the name of my Father, yet you do not accept me.  If somebody else comes in his own name, you will accept him.  How can you believe, when you receive honor from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only G-d? "Do not think that I will make a claim against you before the father; the one who makes the claim against you is Moshe, in whom you have set your hope.  For if you had believed Moshe, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"


This is the life of the Rabbi.