John 12:36-43 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”
The Unbelief of the People
When Jesus had said this, he departed and hid himself from them. 37 Though he had done so many signs before them, yet they did not believe in him; 38 it was that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
“Lord, who has believed our report,
39 Therefore they could not believe. For Isaiah again said,
40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart,
41 Isaiah said this because he saw his glory and spoke of him. 42 Nevertheless many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.