Jesus Asserts His Deity

22 At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; 23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of (A)Solomon. 24 (B)The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long [a]will You keep us in suspense? If You are [b]the 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)hear My voice, and (H)I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give (I)eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and (J)no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 [c]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 [d]one.”

31 The Jews (L)picked up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, 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 broken), 36 do you say 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, though you do not believe Me, believe (V)the works, so that you may [e]know and understand that (W)the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” 39 Therefore (X)they were seeking again to seize Him, and (Y)He eluded their grasp.

40 And He went away (Z)again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He was staying there. 41 Many came to Him and were saying, “While John performed no (AA)sign, yet (AB)everything John said about this man was true.” 42 (AC)Many believed in Him there.

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Footnotes

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

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