24 The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, "How long e will You keep us in suspense e ? If You are the Christ , tell us plainly ." 25 Jesus answered them, " I told you, and you do not believe ; the works that I do in My Father's name , these testify of Me. 26 "But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep . 27 "My sheep hear My voice , and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never e perish ; and no one will snatch them out of My hand . 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 . 30 " I and the Father are one ." 31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. 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 blasphemy ; and because You, being a man , make Yourself out to be God ." 34 Jesus answered them, "Has it not been written in your Law , ' I SAID , YOU ARE GODS '? 35 "If he called them gods , to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot e be broken ), 36 do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world , 'You are blaspheming ,' because I said , ' I am the Son of God '? 37 " If I do not do the works of My Father , do not believe Me; 38 but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works , so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father ."
39 Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp . 40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing , and He was staying there . 41 Many came to Him and were saying , "While John performed no sign , yet everything John said about this man was true ." 42 Many believed in Him there .