22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, t in Solomon's porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in 1 doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly." 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. u The works that I do in My Father's name, they v bear witness of Me. 26 "But w you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, 2 as I said to you. 27 x "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 y "My Father, z who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. 30 a "I and My Father are one."
31 Then b the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, "Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?" 33 The Jews answered Him, saying, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for c blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, d make Yourself God." 34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, e 'I said, "You are gods" '? 3 35 "If He called them gods, f to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture g cannot be broken), 36 "do you say of Him h whom the Father sanctified and i sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' j because I said, 'I am k the Son of God'? 37 l "If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 "but if I do, though you do not believe Me, m believe the works, that you may know and 4 believe n that the Father is in Me, and I in Him." 39 o Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.
40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place p where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed. 41 Then many came to Him and said, "John performed no sign, q but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true." 42 And many believed in Him there.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.