Bible: John 10:22-42
Jesus at the Feast of Dedication
10:22 Then came the feast of the Dedication 1 in Jerusalem. 2 10:23 It was winter, 3 and Jesus was walking in the temple area 4 in Solomon’s Portico. 5 10:24 The Jewish leaders 6 surrounded him and asked, 7 “How long will you keep us in suspense? 8 If you are the Christ, 9 tell us plainly.” 10 10:25 Jesus replied, 11 “I told you and you do not believe. The deeds 12 I do in my Father’s name testify about me. 10:26 But you refuse to believe because you are not my sheep. 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 10:28 I give 13 them eternal life, and they will never perish; 14 no one will snatch 15 them from my hand. 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, 16 and no one can snatch 17 them from my Father’s hand. 10:30 The Father and I 18 are one.” 19
10:31 The Jewish leaders 20 picked up rocks again to stone him to death. 10:32 Jesus said to them, 21 “I have shown you many good deeds 22 from the Father. For which one of them are you going to stone me?” 10:33 The Jewish leaders 23 replied, 24 “We are not going to stone you for a good deed 25 but for blasphemy, 26 because 27 you, a man, are claiming to be God.” 28
10:34 Jesus answered, 29 “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 30 10:35 If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken), 31 10:36 do you say about the one whom the Father set apart 32 and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 10:37 If I do not perform 33 the deeds 34 of my Father, do not believe me. 10:38 But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, 35 so that you may come to know 36 and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” 10:39 Then 37 they attempted 38 again to seize him, but he escaped their clutches. 39
10:40 Jesus 40 went back across the Jordan River 41 again to the place where John 42 had been baptizing at an earlier time, 43 and he stayed there. 10:41 Many 44 came to him and began to say, “John 45 performed 46 no miraculous sign, but everything John said about this man 47 was true!” 10:42 And many believed in Jesus 48 there.