Hannukah - John 10:22-39

John 10:22-39

22  At that time the Ḥanukkah came to be in Yerushalayim, and it was winter.

23  And יהושע was walking in the Miqdash, in the porch of Shelomoh.

24  So the Yahuḏim surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in suspense? If You are ha'Mashiaḥ, say to us plainly."

25  יהושע answered them, "I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father's Name, they bear witness concerning Me.

26  "But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.

27  "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 

28  "And I give them everlasting ḥai, and they shall by no means ever perish, and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.

29  "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.

30  "I and My Father are one."

31  Again the Yahuḏim picked up stones to stone Him.

32  יהושע answered them, "Many good works I have shown you from My Father. Because of which of these works do you stone Me?"

33  The Yahuḏim answered Him, saying, "We do not stone You for a good work, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself Elohim."

34  יהושע answered them, "Is it not written in your own Torah, ‘I said, "You are elohim" '?

35  "If He called them elohim, to whom the word of Elohim came - and it is impossible for the Scripture to be broken -

36  do you say of Him whom the Father made qadosh and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,' because I said, ‘I am the Bĕn of Elohim'?

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, so that you know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."

39  Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, but He went forth out of their hand,