Jesus Attends the Feast of Dedication
Interwoven Gospels

Now the feast of Dedication in Jerusalem came on. And Jesus passed along through cities and villages teaching, and went on His way into Jerusalem. It was winter; and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon's porch. The religious leaders therefore came around Him and said to Him, "How long dost Thou hold our minds in suspense? If Thou art the Christ, tell us plainly." Jesus answered them, "I told you, and ye do not believe. The works that I do in the name of My Father; these bear witness of Me. But ye do not believe, because ye are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give to them everlasting life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of My hand. My Father Who has given them to Me is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one."

Then the leaders took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, "Many good works have I shown you from the Father: for which of those works do ye stone Me?" They answered Him, "We do not stone Thee for a good work, but for blasphemy; even because Thou, being a man, makest Thyself God." Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, Ye are gods?' If He called them gods to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do ye say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'Thou blasphemest' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?

"If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not; but if I do them, even though ye believe Me not, believe the works; that ye may know and understand that the Father is in Me and I in the Father." Again they sought to take Him; and He went forth out of their hand.

And He went away again beyond the Jordan, to the place where John was at first baptizing, and abode there. And many came to Him; and they said, "John indeed did no sign; but all things whatsoever John said concerning this Man were true." And many believed on Him there.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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