241The Jewsthengatheredaround Him, and were saying to Him, "Howlongawill You keep us in suspense ? If You are bthe Christ, tell us 2plainly."
25Jesusanswered them, "3I told you, and you do not believe; 4the works that I do in My Father'sname, thesetestify of Me.26"But you do not believebecause5you are not of My sheep.27"My sheep6hear My voice, and 7I know them, and they follow Me;28and I give8eternallife to them, and they will neverperish; and 9noone will snatch them out of My hand.29"cMy Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and noone is able to snatch them out of the Father'shand.30"10I and the Father are done."31
The Jews11picked up stonesagain to stone Him.
32Jesusanswered them, "I showed you manygoodworks from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?"33
The Jewsanswered Him, "For a goodwork we do not stone You, but for 12blasphemy; and because You, being a man, 13makeYourself out to be God."
34Jesusanswered them, "Has it not beenwritten in 14your 15Law, '16I SAID, YOU ARE GODS '?35"If he called them gods, to whom the word of Godcame (and the Scripturecannot be broken ),36do you say of Him, whom the Father17sanctified and 18sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, '19I am the Son of God '?37"20If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;38but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe21the works, so that you may eknow and understand that 22the Father is in Me, and I in the Father."39Therefore23they were seekingagain to seize Him, and 24He eluded their grasp.
And He wentaway25againbeyond the Jordan to the placewhereJohn was firstbaptizing, and He was stayingthere.
41Manycame to Him and were saying, "WhileJohnperformedno26sign, yet27everythingJohnsaidaboutthisman was true."
4228Manybelieved in Him there.