John 10:38
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New International Version
But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."

New Living Translation
But if I do his work, believe in the evidence of the miraculous works I have done, even if you don't believe me. Then you will know and understand that the Father is in me, and I am in the Father."

English Standard Version
but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”

New American Standard Bible
but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father."

King James Bible
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if I am doing them and you don't believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in Me and I in the Father."

International Standard Version
But if I'm doing them, even though you don't believe me, believe the actions, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."

NET Bible
But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But if I am doing them, even though you do not believe me, believe those deeds, so that you may know and that you may believe that my Father is in me and I in my Father.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if I'm doing those things and you refuse to believe me, then at least believe the things that I'm doing. Then you will know and recognize that the Father is in me and that I am in the Father."

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if I do, though ye do not believe me, believe the works that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me and I in him.

King James 2000 Bible
But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

American King James Version
But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

American Standard Version
But if I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if I do, though you will not believe me, believe the works: that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.

Darby Bible Translation
but if I do, even if ye believe not me, believe the works, that ye may know [and believe] that the Father is in me and I in him.

English Revised Version
But if I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Weymouth New Testament
But if they are, then even if you do not believe me, at least believe the deeds, that you may know and see clearly that the Father is in me, and that I am in the Father."

World English Bible
But if I do them, though you don't believe me, believe the works; that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."

Young's Literal Translation
and if I do, even if me ye may not believe, the works believe, that ye may know and may believe that in me is the Father, and I in Him.'
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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 38. - But if I do - if I am performing the works of my Father, if these acts of healing and helping, of mighty consolation and symbolic grace, are obviously such as you can recognize as the Father's, believe them; learn that much, - it is for your life - and if you make that acquisition, though ye believe not me - though you do not credit my assertion on my own authority, though you do not take me at once on my own word - believe the works; you may then take the further step, and both know and understand, or know broadly and completely, and then learn in details, that the Father is in me, and I in the Father. Between the assertion of ver. 30, "I and my Father are one," and that of this verse, "the works" are introduced - works that are recognized as Divine, "the Father's," but seen and known also to be Christ's own works. Why should they stone him for blasphemy if they have evidence so resistless as this, even if it comes short of proof, that he is absolutely one with the Father? The intuitive perception of the Divine in Christ is the highest and noblest spiritual experience. His word should be, might be, enough; but, suppose it should fail, miracles, "works," come in to link the Divine Personality of the Speaker with the supreme Father. The works may teach them that he is in the Father, and the Father in him. Not by a flash of light, but by growing intellectual conviction, they must come to a conclusion which the great assertion," I and the Father are one," finally confirms.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But if I do,.... Works, which none but God can do:

though ye believe not me; what Christ said in his doctrine and ministry, though they paid no regard to that, and did not receive his testimony, on the credit of him the testifier, as they ought to have done:

believe the works; not only that they are true and real, and not imaginary and delusory; but for the sake of them believe the above assertion, that Christ is the Son of God, he and his Father being one; or take such notice of these works and miracles, consider the nature, evidence, and importance of them, and the divine power that attends them,

that ye may know and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him; or "in the Father", as one of Beza's exemplars; the Vulgate Latin, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read, or "in my Father", as read the Syriac and Arabic versions; that they are one in nature, distinct in person, equal in power, and have a mutual inhabitation and communion in the divine essence; all which is manifest, by doing the same works, and which are out of the reach and power of any mere creature.



John 10:38 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Unbelief of the Jews
37"If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father." 39Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.
Cross References
John 3:2
He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him."

John 5:36
"I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish--the very works that I am doing--testify that the Father has sent me.

John 10:25
Jesus answered, "I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father's name testify about me,

John 11:4
When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it."

John 14:10
Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.

John 14:11
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

John 14:20
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

John 17:21
that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

John 17:23
I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

1 John 3:24
The one who keeps God's commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
Treasury of Scripture

But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

believe the.

John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know …

John 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which …

Acts 2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved …

Acts 4:8-12 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them, You rulers …

that ye.

John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

John 14:9-11,20 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have …

John 17:11,21-23 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and …

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