John 10:22-42 New American Standard Bible

Jesus Rejected by the Jews

22  At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem ; 23  it was winter , and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon . 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 .

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