Then the dedication festival occurred in Jerusalem;
it was winter;
and Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's colonnade.
So the Jews surrounded him and said to him,
"Until when will you keep us in suspense?
If you are the Christ, tell us openly."
Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe;
the works which I do in the name of my Father,
these testify about me;
however, you do not believe,
because you are not sheep from my flock.
My sheep listen to my voice;
I know them, and they follow me;
and I give them eternal life, and they never die;
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 can snatch them out of the Father's hand.
The Father and I are one."
Again the Jews picked up stones so that they might stone him.
Jesus answered them,
"I showed you many noble works from the Father;
because of which work do you stone me?"
The Jews answered him,
"We do not stone you for a noble work but for blasphemy,
and because you being human make yourself God."
Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law,
I have said, "You are gods"?
If he called those gods to whom the word of God came,
(and scripture cannot be broken),
are you telling the one the Father sanctified
and sent into the world,
'You blaspheme,' because I said, 'I am God's son'?
If I do not do the works of my Father, do not believe me;
but if I do,
even if you do not believe me, believe the works,
so that you may know and be aware
that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."
So they tried to arrest him again,
and he went out out of their hands.
He went away again across the Jordan
to the place where John was first baptizing,
and he stayed there.
Many came to him and said, "John performed no sign,
but everything John said about this one was true."
And many believed in him there.