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

22 Soon after this the Festival of the Re-dedication was held at Jerusalem. 23 It was winter; and Jesus was walking in the Temple Courts, in the Colonnade of Solomon, 24 When the Jews gathered round him, and said: "How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us so frankly."

25 "I have told you so," replied Jesus, "and you do not believe me. The work that I am doing in my Father's name bears testimony to me. 26 But you do not believe me, because you are not of my flock. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me; 28 And I give them Immortal Life, and they shall not be lost; nor shall any one snatch them out of my hands. 29 What my Father has entrusted to me is more than all else; and no one can snatch anything out of the Father's hands. 30 The Father and I are one."

31 The Jews again brought stones to throw at him;

32 And seeing this, Jesus said: "I have done before your eyes many good actions, inspired by the Father; for which of them would you stone me?"

33 "It is not for any good action that we would stone you," answered the Jews, "but for blasphemy; and because you, who are only a man, make yourself out to be God."

34 "Are there not," replied Jesus, "these words in your Law--'I said "Ye are gods"'? 35 If those to whom God's word were addressed were said to be 'gods'--and Scripture cannot be set aside-- 36 Do you say of one whom the Father has consecrated and sent as his Messenger to the world 'You are blaspheming,' because I said 'I am God's Son'? 37 If I am not doing the work that my Father is doing, do not believe me; 38 If I am doing it, even though you do not believe me, believe what that work shows; so that you may understand, and understand more and more clearly, that the Father is in union with me, and I with the Father." 39 Upon this the Jews again sought to arrest him; but he escaped their hands.

40 Then Jesus again crossed the Jordan to the place where John used to baptize at first, and stayed there some time, during which many people came to see him. 41 "John gave no sign of his mission," they said; "but everything that he said about this man was true." 42 And many learned to believe in Jesus there.