36But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. 37And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, 38and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. 39You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. 41I do not receive glory from people. 42But I know that you do not have the love of God within you. 43I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
In this passage, Jesus was speaking to religious authorities who “were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God” (Jn 5:18).
“receive” [lambanō]: (1) to get hold of something by laying hands on or grasping something, directly or indirectly, take, take hold of, grasp, take in hand; (2) to take away, remove; (3) to take into one’s possession, take, acquire.
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer,
“glory” [doxa]: (1) The condition of being bright or shining, brightness, splendor, radiance; (2) A state of being magnificent, greatness, splendor; (3) honor as enhancement or recognition of status or performance, fame, recognition, renown, honor, prestige.
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer
What is Jesus-Actual?
“Jesus-Actual” exists to use social media and the Internet to help followers of Jesus Christ hear the actual words of their Savior from the Bible without commentary and with minimal editorial distractions.