Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
And [just] like Moses lifted up the snake [on the pole] in the wilderness [Num. 21:9], so the Son of man must be lifted up [on the cross]
And if I am lifted up from the earth [i.e., on the cross], I will draw [i.e., attract] all people to me."
There they crucified Him, along with two other men, one on each side with Jesus in the middle.
Then Jesus called out again with a loud voice and [finally] gave up His spirit [to God. See Luke 23:46].
Then those who responded [by faith] to the words [spoken by Peter and the apostles] were immersed, and about three thousand persons were added to them [i.e., the apostles] on that day.
But many of the people who heard the message [of God] believed [in Jesus] and the number of men [alone] came to be about five thousand.
He was appointed to be the Son of God with power through the Spirit of holiness [Note: This could refer to the Holy Spirit] when He was raised from the dead.
1 Thessalonians 2:15
who killed the Lord Jesus and the [Old Testament] prophets and also drove us [apostles] out [of Thessalonica and Berea. See Acts 17]. They are not pleasing to God and are hostile to all people,
So, Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I tell you, the Son [of God] cannot do anything on His own [i.e., independently of the Father]; but [He does] what He sees His Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does as well.
For I have come down from heaven to do what God, who sent me, wants me to do, not what I want to do.
I know that you always hear me, but I said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so they would believe that you sent me."
For I did not speak from myself [i.e., on my own authority], but the Father Himself, who sent me, has ordered me what to say and speak.
For if the message spoken through angels proved to be binding [Note: This is a reference to the law of Moses. See Acts 7:53; Gal. 3:19], and every violation [of it] and disobedience [to it] received a just penalty,
Truly, truly, I tell you, we [i.e., Jesus and His disciples] speak about what we know, and testify about what we have seen, but you do not accept our testimony.