(127) Jesus Rejected by the Jews
Now it was winter, and the Feast of Dedication was taking place in Jerusalem. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews gathered around Him, and said to Him, “How long will you make us wonder? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give to them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone pluck them out of my hand. My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.”
Then the Jews once again picked up stones to stone Him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these will you stone me?”
The Jews answered Him, saying, “We do not stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, claim to be God.”
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? Now if He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), why do you call the one whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world a blasphemer because I said I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, do not believe me. But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe in my work, that you may know and see that the Father is in me, and I in Him.”
So once again they tried to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand. And He went away, going again beyond the Jordan to the place where John first began baptizing. He stayed there, and many came to Him, saying, “John didn’t do any miracles, but everything John said about this man was true.” And many believed in Him there.
(127) Jesus Rejected by the Jews
John 10:22-42, KJV
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and my Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. 34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. 39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, 40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. 41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. 42 And many believed on him there.
(1) Ps. 82:6
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