A fateful line has been crossed. The Holy has been called evil by the representatives of righteousness. Israel has maligned her Messiah. The greatest witness to Jesus’ messiahship is personally present in His anointing and He has been utterly blasphemed. Indeed, only an evil and adulterous generation could so jealously hate the One of whom there is none greater. In this passage, Jesus cues a most significant shift. In no uncertain terms, He indicts His generation of Israel for shamefully rejecting Him. He fearlessly asserts Himself to be the One of whom there is none greater.