John 10:36
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New International Version
what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, 'I am God's Son'?

New Living Translation
why do you call it blasphemy when I say, 'I am the Son of God'? After all, the Father set me apart and sent me into the world.

English Standard Version
do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?

New American Standard Bible
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 '?

King James Bible
Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
do you say, You are blaspheming to the One the Father set apart and sent into the world, because I said: I am the Son of God?

International Standard Version
how can you say to the one whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world, 'You're blaspheming,' because I said, 'I'm the Son of God'?

NET Bible
do you say about the one whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Are you saying to The One whom The Father sanctified and sent into the world, “You blaspheme”, because I said to you, 'I am The Son of God?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
why do you say that I'm dishonoring God because I said, 'I'm the Son of God'? God set me apart for this holy purpose and has sent me into the world.

Jubilee Bible 2000
do ye say of him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am the Son of God?

King James 2000 Bible
Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?

American King James Version
Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?

American Standard Version
say ye of him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the'son of God?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do you say of him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world: Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am the Son of God?

Darby Bible Translation
do ye say of him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am Son of God?

English Revised Version
say ye of him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

Webster's Bible Translation
Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

Weymouth New Testament
how is it that you say to one whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am God's Son'?

World English Bible
do you say of him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You blaspheme,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God?'

Young's Literal Translation
of him whom the Father did sanctify, and send to the world, do ye say -- Thou speakest evil, because I said, Son of God I am?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:31-38 Christ's works of power and mercy proclaim him to be over all, God blessed for evermore, that all may know and believe He is in the Father, and the Father in Him. Whom the Father sends, he sanctifies. The holy God will reward, and therefore will employ, none but such as he makes holy. The Father was in the Son, so that by Divine power he wrought his miracles; the Son was so in the Father, that he knew the whole of His mind. This we cannot by searching find out to perfection, but we may know and believe these declarations of Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 36. - If it be so, Say ye of him whom the Father sanctified (or, consecrated), and sent into the world. The order of these words requires us to conceive of this consecration as occurring previously to the incarnation of the eternal Son. Before his birth into the world he entered into relations with the Father to undertake a work of indescribable importance. He was destined, or designated, or appointed, and then sent to do this sublime deed of redemption. Unlike those to whom the eternal Logos came, conferring thereby honorific titles, and calling them to occasional and alas! His discharged duties, he was the eternal Word himself, and he was moreover (as those old judges (lid) "to die like men," to lay down that life in order that he might take it again; consequently, he asks, with sublime self-consciousness, "Say ye of him, thus consecrated, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am Son of God?" It is remarkable that Christ should, instead of repeating the phrase, "I and the Father are one" - one as we have seen, in power and purpose and attribute - imply that in that former saying he had but told them he was "Son of God," in a sense to which the old Hebrew kings, notwithstanding their theocratic symbolism and mysterious names of honor, could not aspire. This is clearly a bold utterance of the Messianic dignity (cf. John 1:49; John 5:19, 20). The fact that he continually treated the two ideas of Father and Son as correlative (John 8:19; cf. John 9:35-37; John 14:7-13, etc.) makes the one assertion an equivalent of the other. This is a much greater claim than that yielded to the judges of old, and it is a new revelation of the Father and of the Son. Moreover, he showed them that there were many anticipations, foreshadowings of the incarnation of God in their own Scripture. We have an argument from the less to the greater, but one which, while it technically freed him from the charges of blasphemy, revealed the age-long preparation that had been made for the union between the Infinite and finite, between the Creator and creature, between the Father and his child, which was effected in himself. Some may have supposed that in the leveling up of the theocratic adumbrations of the Incarnation, he was virtually relinquishing the uniqueness of his own; but the following words, and the interpretation put on them by his hearers, answer such a charge.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Say ye of him whom the Father hath sanctified,.... Not by making his human nature pure and holy, and free from all sin, and by bestowing the holy Spirit on him without measure, though both true; but these were upon, or after his mission into the world; whereas sanctification here, designs something previous to that, and respects the eternal separation of him to his office, as Mediator, in the counsel, purposes, and decrees of God, and in the covenant of his grace, being pre-ordained thereunto, before the foundation of the world; which supposes his eternal existence as a divine person, and tacitly proves his true and proper deity:

and sent into the world; in human nature, to obtain eternal redemption and salvation his people: to save them from sin, Satan, the world, law, hell and death, which none but God could do:

thou blasphemest, because I said, I am the Son of God; for what he had said in John 10:30 is equivalent to it; and in it he was rightly understood by the Jews, and what he here and afterwards says confirms it: the argument is what the Jews call , "from the lesser to the greater", and stands thus; that if mere frail mortal men, and some of them wicked men, being made rulers and judges in the earth are called gods, by God himself, to whom the word of God came in time, and constituted them gods, or governors, but for a time; and this is a fact stands recorded in Scripture, which cannot be denied or disproved, then surely it cannot be blasphemy in Christ, to assert himself to be the Son of God, who existed as a divine person from all eternity; and was so early set apart to the office of prophet, priest, and king; and in the fulness of time was sent into this world, to be the author of eternal salvation to the sons of men.



John 10:36 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Unbelief of the Jews
35"If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36do 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;…
Cross References
Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 5:17
In his defense Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working."

John 6:69
We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God."

John 10:30
I and the Father are one."

John 10:35
If he called them 'gods,' to whom the word of God came--and Scripture cannot be set aside--
Treasury of Scripture

Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?

whom.

John 3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not …

John 6:27 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures …

Psalm 2:2,6-12 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel …

Isaiah 11:2-5 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom …

Isaiah 42:1,3 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; …

Isaiah 49:1-3,6-8 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD …

Isaiah 55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and …

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came …

sent.

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but …

John 5:30,36,37 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment …

John 6:38,57 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will …

John 8:42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for …

John 17:4,5,8,18,21 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which …

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, …

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, …

1 John 4:9-14 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God …

I am.

John 10:30-33 I and my Father are one…

John 5:17,18 But Jesus answered them, My Father works till now, and I work…

John 9:35-37 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, …

John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to …

John 20:28,31 And Thomas answered and said to him, My LORD and my God…

Matthew 26:63-66 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said to …

Matthew 27:43,54 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: …

Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come …

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit …

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ …

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