Jesus Asserts His Deity

22 At that time the [a]Feast of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem; 23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple area, in the portico of (A)Solomon. 24 (B)The Jews then surrounded Him and began saying to Him, “How long [b]will You keep us in suspense? If You are the [c]Christ, tell us (C)plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, (D)I told you, and you do not believe; (E)the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. 26 But you do not believe, because (F)you are not of My sheep. 27 My sheep (G)listen to My voice, and (H)I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give them (I)eternal life, and they will never perish; and (J)no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 [d]My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 (K)I and the Father are [e]one.”

31 The Jews (L)picked up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus replied to them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “We are not stoning You for a good work, but for (M)blasphemy; and because You, being a man, (N)make Yourself out to be God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in (O)your (P)Law: ‘(Q)I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be nullified), 36 are you saying of Him whom the Father (R)sanctified and (S)sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘(T)I am the Son of God’? 37 (U)If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe Me, believe (V)the works, so that you may [f]know and understand that (W)the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” 39 Therefore (X)they were seeking again to arrest Him, and (Y)He eluded their grasp.

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Footnotes

  1. John 10:22 Now known as Hanukkah, also the Feast of Lights
  2. John 10:24 Lit do You lift up our soul
  3. John 10:24 I.e., Messiah
  4. John 10:29 One early ms What My Father has given Me is greater than all
  5. John 10:30 Or a unity; or one essence
  6. John 10:38 Lit know and continue knowing