Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus

Then 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 blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? 35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 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’? 37 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, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” 39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand. – John 10:31-39.

Upon hearing Jesus say that He and the Father are one, the Jews wish to stone Him for blasphemy because they know that He declares Himself to be God through what He said.

Jesus shows through biblical logic and Scripture [Psalm 82:6] that He is the Son of God. He tells them not to believe Him if he is not doing the Father’s works. If He is indeed doing the Father’s work, then even though they do not believe Him, they should believe the works (miracles) He was doing so that they may know and understand that the Father and He were together doing the works.

They try to seize Him again but Jesus escapes from them since His final hour had not yet come.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


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