Further Conflict Over Jesus’ Claims
22Then came the Festival of Dedication That is, Hanukkah at Jerusalem. It was winter,
23and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.
24The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
25Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me,
26but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.
27My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all Many early manuscripts What my Father has given me is greater than all ; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
30I and the Father are one.”
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