(From: JOHN #12 - 5:31-47)
3. 5:31-47 FOURFOLD WITNESS GRANTING AUTHORITY TO JESUS
a. 5:31 If I witness of myself, my :witness is not true.
E-AN eGOmar-tuROpeRI e-mauTOU, hemar-tuRIa mou ouk EStin a-leTHES .
b. 5:32 JESUS JUSTIFIES JOHN'S WITNESS
ALlos esTIN ho mar-tuRON peRI eMOU;
Itis another that witnesses of me;
kai OIda HOti a-leTHES es-tin he mar-tuRIa hen mar-tuREI peRI eMOU.
and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.
c. 5:33 You have sent unto John, and he has witnessed to the truth.
huMEIS a-peSTALka-te pros IoAnen, kai me-marTUre-ke tea-leTHEIa.
d. 5:34 But I receive not the witness from man: however, I say these things, that YOU be saved.
eGOde ou paRA anTHROpou ten mar-tuRIan lamBAno: alLA, TAUta LEgo, HIna huMEIS soTHEte .
e. 5:35 JOHN THE BAPTIST'S CHARACTER
eKEInos en ho LUCHnos  ho kaiOme-nos  kai PHAInon ;
HE was the burning and shining :lamp;
huMEIS de e-theLEsa-te a-gal-li-asTHEnai  pros HOran en to phoTI  auTOU.
and YOU were willing to rejoice for an hour in his :light.
f. 5:36 THE FATHER'S WITNESS EXCEEDS THAT OF JOHN
eGO de Echo ten mar-tuRIan MEIzo  tou IoAnou;
But the witness I have isgreater than :John's;
ta gar ERga ha DEdoKEN moi ho paTER HIna te-leiOso  auTA,
for the works which the Father has given me to accomplish,
auTA ta ERga ha poiO, mar-tuREI peRI eMOU, HOti ho paTER me aPEstal-ken.
the very works that I do, witness of me, that the Father has sent me.
g. 5:37a And the Father that sent me, HE has borne witness of me.
kai ho PEMpsas me paTER, eKEInos me-marTUre-ken peRI eMOU.
h. 5:37b You have neither ever heard his voice, nor seen his form.
OUte phoNEN auTOU POpo-te a-keKOa-te ,OUte EIdos auTOU he-oRAka-te .
i. 5:38 A SERIOUS JUDGMENT
kai ton LOgon  auTOU ouk Eche-te en huMIN MEnon-ta :
And you have not seen his :word abiding in you:
HOti hon aPEstei-len eKEInos, TOUto huMEIS ou piSTEUe-te.
for whom HE sent, him YOU believe not.
j. 5:39-40 PURPOSE OF SCRIPTURE: TO WITNESS OF JESUS
e-rauNAte  tas graPHAS , HOti huMEIS doKEIte  en auTAIS
Search the scriptures, because YOU think that in them
zo-EN aiOni-on Echein; kai eKEI-NAI ei-sin hai mar-tuROUsai  peRI eMOU;
you have eternal life; and THEY are which witness of me;
kai ou THEle-te elTHEIN PROS me, HIna zo-EN  Eche-te.
40and you will not to come to me, that you may have life.
k. 5:41 I receive not glory from men.
DOxan paRA anTHROpon ou lamBAno.
l. 5:42 But I know you, that you have not the love of :God in yourselves.
alLA EGno-ka huMAS, HOti ten aGApen tou TheOU ouk Eche-te en he-auTOIS.
m. 5:43 A REVELATION OF THE ANTICHRIST
eGO eLElu-tha en to oNOma-ti  tou paTROS mou, kai ou lamBAneTE me:
I am come in the name of my :Father, and you receive me not:
eAN ALlos ELthe en to oNOma-ti to iDIo, eKEInon LEMpses-the .
if another shall come in :his own :name, him you will receive.
n. 5:44 FAITH INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE LOVE OF MAN'S APPLAUSE
pos DUnas-the huMEIS piSTEUsai, DOxan par' alLElon lamBAnon-tes,
How can YOU believe, receiving glory one of another,
kai ten DOxan ten paRA tou MOnou TheOU ou zeTEIte ?
and the glory :from the only God you seek not?
o. 5:45 MOSES - THEIR CHIEF ACCUSER
me doKEIte HOti eGO ka-te-goREso  huMON pros ton paTEra:
Think not that I will accuse you to the Father:
EStin ho ka-te-goRON huMON, Mo-uSES , eis hon huMEIS elPIka-te .
thereis your :accuser, Moses, on whom you have set yourhope.
p. 5:46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for HE wrote of me.
ei gar e-piSTEUe-te Mo-uSEI, e-piSTEUe-te an eMOI; peRI gar eMOU eKEInos Egra-psen .
q. 5:47 But if you believe not HIS writings, how shall you believe my :words?
ei de tois eKEInou GRAMma-sin  ou piSTEUe-te, pos tois eMOIS 'REma-sin  piSTEUse-te?
NOTE: It is amazing how deftly Jesus paints a true picture of Himself, and of His relationship with His Father. There are insights in the passage before us, that defy imagination! Onlyone such as Jesus - Son of man, Son of God, only begotten of the Father, and so muchmore - enables us to understand and faintly perceive His eternal relationship in the Godhead, and the almost incomprehensible humbling of Himself to take on the form of man, die for our sins, work plenteous Redemption and Reconciliation, now serve as our High Priestly Intercessor after the order of Melchizedek - and soon return as Eternal Judge, Lord of lords and King of kings!
And to think how He came unto His own, and His ownreceived Him not, but led in His crucifixion. And still, because of the sure-mercies of David, and the Covenant that God made with the Fathers: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - He will stillforgive the sins of Israel, and use the Remnant of those born in a day - to restore the earth during His Millennial reign in great glory. Yet even this is not the end - for at the end of the 1000 years and the final defeat of Satan and his consignment to the “lake of fire” - then the New Jerusalem will descend from heaven to earth - as the Capstone of all the thoughts and plans of our God before Creation.
Blessed then be our God, our Elohim - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - who has chosen to fulfill the prayer of Jesus in John 17. Can we conceive of such grace? I think not! It will take Millennia in Heaven to fully come to mature understanding of the wonders of our God! J.A.W.