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

New Living Translation
And you know that the Scriptures cannot be altered. So if those people who received God's message were called 'gods,'

English Standard Version
If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—

Berean Study Bible
If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and the Scripture cannot be broken—

Berean Literal Bible
If he called them gods to whom the word of God came, and the Scripture is not able to be broken,

New American Standard Bible
"If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),

King James Bible
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

Christian Standard Bible
If he called those whom the word of God came to 'gods'--and the Scripture cannot be broken--

Contemporary English Version
You can't argue with the Scriptures, and God spoke to those people and called them gods.

Good News Translation
We know that what the scripture says is true forever; and God called those people gods, the people to whom his message was given.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If He called those whom the word of God came to 'gods--and the Scripture cannot be broken--

International Standard Version
If he called those to whom a message from God came 'gods' (and the Scripture cannot be disregarded),

NET Bible
If those people to whom the word of God came were called 'gods' (and the scripture cannot be broken),

New Heart English Bible
If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“If he called those men gods because The Word of God was with them and the scripture cannot be destroyed”,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Scriptures cannot be discredited. So if God calls people gods (and they are the people to whom he gave the Scriptures),

New American Standard 1977
“If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),

Jubilee Bible 2000
If he called them gods unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),

King James 2000 Bible
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

American King James Version
If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

American Standard Version
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he called them gods, to whom to word of God was spoken, and the scripture cannot be broken;

Darby Bible Translation
If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),

English Revised Version
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),

Webster's Bible Translation
If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

Weymouth New Testament
If those to whom God's word was addressed are called gods (and the Scripture cannot be annulled)

World English Bible
If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture can't be broken),

Young's Literal Translation
if them he did call gods unto whom the word of God came, (and the Writing is not able to be broken,)
Study Bible
The Unbelief of the Jews
34Jesus replied, “Is it not written in your Law: ‘I have said you are gods’? 35If he called them gods to whom the word of God came— and the Scripture cannot be broken— 36then what about the One whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world? How then can you accuse Me of blasphemy for stating that I am the Son of God?…
Cross References
John 10:34
Jesus replied, "Is it not written in your Law: 'I have said you are gods'?

John 10:36
then what about the One whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world? How then can you accuse Me of blasphemy for stating that I am the Son of God?

Treasury of Scripture

If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

unto.

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, …

Deuteronomy 18:15,18-20 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle …

1 Samuel 14:36,37 And Saul said, Let us go down after the Philistines by night, and …

1 Samuel 15:1 Samuel also said to Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint you to be king …

1 Samuel 23:9-11 And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against him; …

1 Samuel 28:6 And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither …

1 Samuel 30:8 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this …

2 Samuel 7:5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus said the LORD, Shall you build …

1 Chronicles 22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, You have shed blood …

2 Chronicles 11:2,3 But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying…

2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said …

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power …

the scripture.

John 12:38,39 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he …

John 19:28,36,37 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, …

Matthew 5:18 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Matthew 26:53-56 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently …

Matthew 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that …

Luke 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one pronunciation …

Luke 24:26,27,44-46 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory…

Acts 1:16 Men and brothers, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled…







Lexicon
If
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

he called
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

them
ἐκείνους (ekeinous)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

gods
θεοὺς (theous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

whom
οὓς (hous)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

came—
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Scripture
γραφή (graphē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1124: (a) a writing, (b) a passage of scripture; plur: the scriptures. A document, i.e. Holy Writ.

cannot
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

be broken—
λυθῆναι (lythēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 3089: A primary verb; to 'loosen'.
(35) If he called them gods.--The argument is another example of Hillel's famous First Canon of Interpretation--that the greater may be inferred from the less. The pronoun "he" (He) refers probably to God (see Note on John 10:34), or the rendering may be "it," as referring to "law"--i.e., the Psalm.

Unto whom the word of God came--i.e., the word declaring "Ye are gods," and pointing back to the time indicated by "I said," when each one was set apart to be a representative of God, and in that he had His authority to bear also His name.

The scripture cannot be broken.--More literally, cannot be loosened. Comp. Notes on Matthew 5:18-19, and for the word rendered "broken" see also in this Gospel John 5:18; John 7:23.

Verse 35. - If he (the Holy Spirit, or the Holy Lawgiver, the subject is left indefinite) called them gods (elohim), to whom the Word of God came - the personal "Word" need not be excluded here; the "Word of God" was the Divine agency by which prophets spoke and psalmists sang - and the Scripture (γραφή is singular, and has reference, not to all the γραφαί, but to this one word) cannot he broken; loosed, destroyed. A fine testimony to the confidence which our Lord exercised in the Holy Scripture. He was accustomed to educe principles of life from its inward structure, from its concealed framework, from its underlying verities. The very method adopted by Jesus on this occasion revealed the fact that both he and his biographer were born Jews. These tyrannical judges were "to die like men," yet, since "the Word of God came to them," there was a sense in which even they, without blasphemous assumptions, might receive the title of elohim. 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.
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