John 10:19

19 Again the Jews were divided because of these words.

John 10:19 Meaning and Commentary

John 10:19

There was a division therefore again among the Jews
As there had been before; see ( John 7:12 ) ( 9:16 ) .

For these sayings;
concerning his being the good shepherd, and laying down his life for the sheep, and having both a power to lay it down, and take it up again.

John 10:19 In-Context

17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father."
19 Again the Jews were divided because of these words.
20 Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is out of his mind. Why listen to him?"
21 Others were saying, "These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"