John 5 is full of court room language: accusation, testimony, acceptance, judgment, witnesses, condemnation.
Though the people want to put Jesus on the stand, the truth is that Jesus is the judge and the defense attorney. And God is the main character witness for Jesus.
In this chapter, Jesus speaks very clearly about who he is, his relationship to his Father, God, and what he thinks about what people are saying about him. Jesus is not doubtful nor does he hedge. He is the chosen Son of God who has come into the world to testify to the Father, to do the work of the Father and to speak about the coming kingdom.
Jesus warns us:
"How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?"
Now there is a great question!
We have a judge and jury of one, and it is Jesus Christ. No other opinion, judgment or affirmation is needed.