Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews encircled Him and said to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? 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, these things testify about Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, just 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; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given [them] to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of My Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:22-30, EMTV)
What does Yeshua says when some of Jews who don’t believe in His claim?
Therefore the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”‘? If He called those gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I am not doing the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I am doing [them], even if you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”
Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, but He escaped from their hand. And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He stayed there. And many came to Him and said, “John indeed performed no sign, but everything which John said about this [Man] was true.” And many believed in Him there. (John 10:3-42, EMTV)
- Feast of Dedication / Ḥanukkah, during which candles are lit every evening to commemorate Maccabean victory over Greeks in 165 BCE. The Scriptures 2009’s footnote
- Psa 82:6.
- Here in this verses the Gospel is talking about John the Baptist. See John 1:27-28
- Sign or miracle
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