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He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.”
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.
I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?
that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
[ Many Samaritans Believe ] Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
And because of his words many more became believers.
They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
“Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”
Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed.
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.
How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”
Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.
Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.
We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?”
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
“Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?
I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”
Even as he spoke, many believed in him.
[ Dispute Over Whose Children Jesus’ Opponents Are ] To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me?
They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man’s parents.
[ Spiritual Blindness ] Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
“Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”
Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me,
but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.
Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father.
But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”
And in that place many believed in Jesus.
and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
[ The Plot to Kill Jesus ] Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.
If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.”
for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.
Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
[ Belief and Unbelief Among the Jews ] Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him.
This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: “Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;
Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
“I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am.
[ Jesus Comforts His Disciples ] “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.
about sin, because people do not believe in me;
No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”
“Do you now believe?” Jesus replied.
For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.
[ Jesus Prays for All Believers ] “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.
Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.
So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”