John 10:22-42 - Jesus At The Feast Of The Dedication

22 Then came the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem. 23 It was winter, and Jesus used to walk in the Temple, in Solomon's Portico. 24 Then all the Jews encircled him and kept asking him. "How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."

25 Jesus answered them. "I have told you, and you do not believe. The works which I am doing in my Father's name, these bear witness concerning me. 26 "But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. 27 "My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them and they follow me. 28 "I am giving them eternal life, and they shall never perish, nor shall any one snatch them out of my hand. 29 "My Father who has given them to me is stronger than all, and no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. 30 "I and my Father are one."

31 The Jews again took stones with which to stone him. Jesus said to them.

32 "I have shown you many good deeds from my Father. For which of these are you going to stone me?"

33 "We are not going to stone you for a good deed," answered the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, are making yourself God."

34 "Is it written in your law," replied Jesus, "I said, You are gods? 35 "If those to whom the word of God came are called gods (and the Scripture cannot be annulled), 36 do you mean to tell me, whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'? 37 "If I am not doing the deeds of my Father, do not believe me. 38 "But if I am doing them, then though you believe not me, believe the deeds, in order that you may come to know and keep on clearly understanding that the Father is in me and I am in the Father." 39 Then again they attempted to seize him, but he escaped out of their hands,

40 and went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. 41 Many who came to him said, "John did not perform any signs, but everything he said about this man was true." 42 And many believed on him there.