John 10:35

35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside—

Read John 10:35 Using Other Translations

If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
If he called them gods to whom the word of God came--and Scripture cannot be broken--
And you know that the Scriptures cannot be altered. So if those people who received God’s message were called ‘gods,’

What does John 10:35 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 10:35

If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came,
&c.] The Syriac version reads, "because the word of God came to them"; either the divine "Logos", the essential word, the Son of God, who appeared to Moses, and made him a God to Pharaoh, and who appointed rulers and magistrates among the Jews; and who is the King of kings, and Lord of lords, from whom all receive their power and dominion: this sense is favoured by the Ethiopic version, which renders it, "if he called them gods to whom God appeared, the word of God was with them": or else the commission from God, authorizing them to act in the capacity of rulers and governors, is here meant; or rather the word of God, which, in the passage of Scripture cited, calls them so, as it certainly does:

and the Scripture cannot be broken;
or be made null and void; whatever that says is true, there is no contradicting it, or objecting to it: it is a Jewish way of speaking, much used in the Talmud F25; when one doctor has produced an argument, or instance, in any point of debate, another says, (Krpyml akya) , "it may be broken"; or objected to, in such and such a manner, and be refuted: but the Scripture cannot be broken, that is not to be objected to, there can be no confutation of that.


F25 T. Bab. Zebachim, fol. 4. 1. & Becorot, fol. 32. 1. & passim.
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