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

King James Bible
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, 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),

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,)

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Unto whom the word of God came - Bishop Pearce thinks that "the word λογος, here, is put for λογος κρισεως, the word or matter of judgment, as in 2 Chronicles 19:6, where Jehoshaphat, setting up judges in the land of Judah, says: Take heed what ye do: judge not for men, but for the Lord, who is with you in judgment - λογοι της κρισεως, in the words or matters of judgment, - Sept., which is nearly according to the Hebrew to בדבר משפט bedebar mishpat, in the word or matter of judgment. In Deuteronomy 1:17, when a charge is given to the judges that they should not be afraid of the face of man, this reason is given: for the judgment is God's. Hence it appears probable that λογος is here used for λογος κρισεως: and it is called λογος Θεου, because it is the judgment that properly belongs to God, and which they who give it on earth give only as acting in the stead of God. A way of speaking very like to this is found in Hebrews 4:13, where the writer says, προς ὁν ἡμιν ὁ λογος, with whom we have to do, i.e. by whom we are to be judged." But the words λογος Θεου may be here understood for the order, commission, or command of God; and so it properly signifies, Luke 3:2; and in this sense it is found often employed in the Old Testament. When it is there said that the word of the Lord came, etc., it means, God gave an order, commission, etc., to such a person, to declare or do such and such things.

And the scripture cannot be broken - Λυθηναι, dissolved, rendered of none effect, i.e. it cannot be gainsayed or set aside; every man must believe this, because it is the declaration of God. If those were termed gods who were only earthly magistrates, fallible mortals, and had no particular influence of the Divine Spirit; and that they are termed gods is evident from that scripture which cannot be gainsayed; what greater reason then have I to say, I am the Son of God, and one with God, when, as Messiah, I have been consecrated, sent into the world, to instruct and save men; and when, as God, I have wrought miracles which could be performed by no power less than that of omnipotence?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

unto.

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield...

Deuteronomy 18:15,18-20 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle of you, of your brothers, like to me; to him you shall listen...

1 Samuel 14:36,37 And Saul said, Let us go down after the Philistines by night, and spoil them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them...

1 Samuel 15:1 Samuel also said to Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint you to be king over his people, over Israel...

1 Samuel 23:9-11 And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring here the ephod...

1 Samuel 28:6 And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

1 Samuel 30:8 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue...

2 Samuel 7:5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus said the LORD, Shall you build me an house for me to dwell in?

1 Chronicles 22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great wars...

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 to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the ungodly...

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

the scripture.

John 12:38,39 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, Lord, who has believed our report...

John 19:28,36,37 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst...

Matthew 5:18 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or one pronunciation mark shall in no wise pass from the law...

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 give me more than twelve legions of angels...

Matthew 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet...

Luke 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one pronunciation mark of the law to fail.

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...

Library
February 5 Morning
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.--JOHN 10:10. In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.--She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.--If by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

December 10 Morning
No man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.--JOHN 10:29. I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.--The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom.--We are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Shepherd of Our Souls.
"I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep."--John x. 11. Our Lord here appropriates to Himself the title under which He had been foretold by the Prophets. "David My servant shall be king over them," says Almighty God by the mouth of Ezekiel: "and they all shall have one Shepherd." And in the book of Zechariah, "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, and against the man that is My fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts; smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered."
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

On the Words of the Gospel, John x. 14, "I am the Good Shepherd," Etc. Against the Donatists.
1. We have heard the Lord Jesus setting forth to us the office of a good shepherd. And herein He hath doubtless given us to know, as we may understand it, that there are good shepherds. And yet that the multitude of shepherds might not be understood in a wrong sense; He saith, "I am the good Shepherd." [4124] And wherein He is the good Shepherd, He showeth in the words following; "The good Shepherd," saith He, "layeth down His life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd,
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Cross References
John 10:34
Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are "gods"'?

John 10:36
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'?

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