And the dedication in Jerusalem came, and it was winter,
and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the porch of Solomon,
the Jews, therefore, came round about him, and said to him, `Till when our soul dost thou hold in suspense? if thou art the Christ, tell us freely.'
Jesus answered them, `I told you, and ye do not believe; the works that I do in the name of my Father, these testify concerning me;
but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep,
according as I said to you: My sheep my voice do hear, and I know them, and they follow me,
and life age-during I give to them, and they shall not perish -- to the age, and no one shall pluck them out of my hand;
my Father, who hath given to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck out of the hand of my Father;
I and the Father are one.'
Therefore, again, did the Jews take up stones that they may stone him;
Jesus answered them, `Many good works did I shew you from my Father; because of which work of them do ye stone me?'
The Jews answered him, saying, `For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.'
Jesus answered them, `Is it not having been written in your law: I said, ye are gods?
if them he did call gods unto whom the word of God came, (and the Writing is not able to be broken,)
of him whom the Father did sanctify, and send to the world, do ye say -- Thou speakest evil, because I said, Son of God I am?
if I do not the works of my Father, do not believe me;
and if I do, even if me ye may not believe, the works believe, that ye may know and may believe that in me [is] the Father, and I in Him.'
Therefore were they seeking again to seize him, and he went forth out of their hand,
and went away again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John was at first baptizing, and remained there,
and many came unto him, and said -- `John, indeed, did no sign, and all things, as many as John said about this one were true;'
and many did believe in him there.