The Shepherd Knows His Sheep

22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, (A)in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in [a]doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. (B)The works that I do in My Father’s name, they (C)bear witness of Me. 26 But (D)you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, [b]as I said to you. 27 (E)My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 (F)My Father, (G)who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 (H)I and My Father are one.”

Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus

31 Then (I)the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”

33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for (J)blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, (K)make Yourself God.”

34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, (L)‘I said, “You are gods” ’? 35 If He called them gods, (M)to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture (N)cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him (O)whom the Father sanctified and (P)sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ (Q)because I said, ‘I am (R)the Son of God’? 37 (S)If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, (T)believe the works, that you may know and [c]believe (U)that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 10:24 Suspense
  2. John 10:26 NU omits as I said to you
  3. John 10:38 NU understand

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