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.

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