Â The Jews took up stones again to stone Jesus. Jesus replied, â€œI have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these are you going to stone me?â€ The Jews answered, â€œIt is not for a good work that we are going to stone you, but for blasphemy, because you, though only a human being, are making yourself God.â€ Jesus answered, â€œIs it not written in your law, â€˜I said, you are godsâ€™? If those to whom the word of God came were called â€˜godsâ€™â€”and the scripture cannot be annulledâ€” can you say that the one whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world is blaspheming because I said, â€˜I am Godâ€™s Sonâ€™? If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me. But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.â€ Then they tried to arrest him again, but he escaped from their hands.
Â He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and he remained there. Many came to him, and they were saying, â€œJohn performed no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.â€ And many believed in him there.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.