John 10:22-42 NAS

Jesus Asserts His Deity

22 At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem;

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      23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of 1Solomon.

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      24 2The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, "How long * will You keep us in suspense *? If You are the Christ, tell us 3plainly."

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        • b 10:24 - Lit "do You lift up our soul"
        • c 10:24 - I.e. the Messiah
          25 Jesus answered them, "4I told you, and you do not believe; 5the works that I do in My Father's name, these testify of Me.

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          26 "But you do not believe because 6you are not of My sheep.

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          27 "My sheep 7hear My voice, and 8I know them, and they follow Me;

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          28 and I give 9eternal life to them, and they will never * perish; and 10no one will snatch them out of My hand.

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          29 "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.

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            • d 10:29 - One early ms reads "What My Father has given Me is greater than all"
              30 "11I and the Father are one."

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                • e 10:30 - Or "a unity;" or "one essence"
                  31 The Jews 12picked up stones again to stone Him.

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                  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 13blasphemy; and because You, being a man, 14make Yourself out to be God."

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                  34 Jesus answered them, "Has it not been written in 15your 16Law, '17I SAID, YOU ARE GODS '?

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                  35 "If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot * be broken ),
                  36 o you say of Him, whom the Father 18sanctified and 19sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, '20I am the Son of God '?

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                  37 "21If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;

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                  38 but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe 22the works, so that you may know and understand that 23the Father is in Me, and I in the Father."

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                    • f 10:38 - Lit "know and continue knowing"
                      39 Therefore 24they were seeking again to seize Him, and 25He eluded their grasp.

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                      40 And He went away 26again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He was staying there.

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                      41 Many came to Him and were saying, "While John performed no 27sign, yet 28everything John said about this man was true."

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                      42 29Many believed in Him there.

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