(From: JOHN #24 - 10:22-42)
VIII. 10:22-12:50 THE FEAST OF DEDICATION: JESUS CONVERSES WITH THE JEWS
A. 10:22-39 WORKS: PROOF OF JESUS' DEITY - CAUSE GREATER DIVISIONS
a. 10:22-23 THE FEAST OF DEDICATION (HANUKKAH)
E-GEne-to TOte ta enKAIni-a  en tois Ie-ro-soLUmois: cheiMON en;
The feast of dedication was then at :Jerusalem: it was winter;
kai pe-ri-ePAtei ho IeSOUS en to hi-eROen te stoA tou So-loMOnos.
23and :Jesus was walking in the temple in the porch of :Solomon.
b. 10:24a The Jews therefore encircled him, and said to him, How long do you hold our :soul in suspense?
eKUklo-san oun auTON hoi IouDAIoi, kai Ele-gon auTO, HEos POte ten psuCHEN heMON AIreis?
c. 10:24b If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.
ei su ei ho ChrisTOS, eiPON huMIN par-reSIa .
d. 10:25 JESUS CLEARLY ANSWERS THEIR CHALLENGE
a-peKRIthe auTOIS ho 'IeSOUS, EIpon huMIN, kai ou piSTEUe-te:
:Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believe not:
ta ERga ha eGO poiO en to oNOma-ti tou paTROS mou, TAUta mar-tuREI  peRI eMOU.
the works that I do in the name of my :Father, these witness of me.
e. 10:26 But YOU believe not, because you are not of :my :sheep.
alLA huMEIS ou piSTEUe-te, HOti ouk esTE ek ton proBAton ton eMON.
f. 10:27-28 SECURITY OF CHRIST'S SHEEP
ta PROba-ta ta eMA tes phoNES mou aKOUou-sin, ka' 'GO giNOsko auTA, kai a-ko-louTHOU-SIN moi:
:My :sheep hear my :voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
ka' 'GO DIdo-mi auTOIS zo-EN  aiOni-on ; kai ou me aPOlon-tai  eis ton aiOna,
28and I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
kai ouch harPAsei  tis auTA ek tes cheiROS  mou.
and no one shall snatch them out of my :hand.
g. 10:29 WHAT THE FATHER GIVES - HE KEEPS
ho paTER mou ho DEdoKEN moi PANton MEIzon  esTIN;
What my :Father has given me is greater than all;
kai ouDEIS DUna-tai harPAzein  ek tes cheiROS tou paTROS.
and no one can snatch out of the hand of the Father.
h. 10:30 I and the Father are one. eGOkai ho paTER HEN es-men.
i. 10:31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him.
E-BAsta-san PAlin LIthous hoi IouDAIoi HIna liTHAso-sin auTON.
j. 10:32 THE QUESTION OF JESUS
a-peKRItheauTOIS ho IeSOUS, PolLA ERga Edei-xa huMIN kaLA ek tou paTROS;
:Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from the Father;
diA POIon auTON ERgon eME liTHAze-te?
for which work of those doyou stone me?
k. 10:33 THE ANSWER OF THE JEWS
a-peKRIthe-san auTO hoi IouDAIoi, PeRI kaLOU ERgou ou liTHAzoMEN se,
The Jews answered him, For a good work we do not stone you,
alLA peRI blas-pheMIas ; kai HOti su, ANthro-pos on, poiEIS se-auTON TheON.
but for blasphemy; and because you, being man, make yourself God.
i. 10:34 JESUS QUOTES THE JEWISH LAW
a-peKRIthe auTOIS ho IeSOUS, Ouk EStin ge-gramMEnon  en to NOmo  huMON [HOti],
:Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your :law [that],
E-GO EIpa, TheOI es-te?
I said, You are gods?
m. 10:35-36 JESUS MAKES AN UNANSWERABLE ARGUMENT
ei eKEInous EIpen theOUS, pros hous ho LOgos tou TheOU eGEne-to
If HE called them gods, unto whom the word of :God came
(kai ou DUna-tai luTHEnai  he graPHE), hon ho paTER heGIa-sen 
(and the scripture cannot be broken), 36do YOU say of him,
kai aPEstei-len eis ton KOSmon, huMEIS LEge-te [HOti],
whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world [that].
Blas-pheMEIS; HOti EIpon HuiOS tou TheOU ei-mi?
You blaspheme; because I said I am :God's Son?
n. 10:37 If I do not the works of my :Father, do not believe me.
ei ou poiOta ERga tou paTROS mou, mepiSTEUeTE moi.
o. 10:38 JESUS EMPHASIZES THE VALUE OF HIS WORKS
ei de poiO, ka' 'n eMOI me piSTEUe-te, tois ERgois  piSTEUe-te:
But if I do, though you do not believe me, believe the works:
HIna GNOte  kai giNOske-te  HOti en eMOI ho paTER, ka' 'GO en to paTRI.
that you may know and understand that the Father isin me, and I in the Father.
p. 10:39 They sought therefore again to take him: and he went forth out of their :hand.
eZEtoun  oun auTON PAlin piAsai : kai eXELthen ek tes cheiROS auTON.
B. 10:40-42 WORDS AND WORKS OF JESUS PRODUCE MANY DISCIPLES
a. 10:40 FROM JERUSALEM TO BEYOND THE JORDAN
Kai aPELthen PAlin PEran tou 'IorDAnou eis ton TOpon 
And he went away again beyond the Jordan into the place
HOpou en IoAnes to PROton bapTIzon ; kai Eme-nen  eKEI.
where John was baptizing atthe first; and remained there.
b. 10:41 MANY CONVINCED BY THE SIGNS OF JESUS
kai polLOI ELthon pros auTON, kai Ele-gon [HOti], IoAnes men seMEIon  ePOIe-sen ouDEN:
And many came unto him, and they said [that], John indeed did no sign:
PANta de HOsa EIpen IoAnes peRI TOUtou a-leTHE en.
but all thingswhatever John spoke of this manwere true.
c. 10:42 And many believed unto him there. kai polLOI ePIsteu-san eis auTON eKEI.
NOTE: Twice in this short passage the Jews attempted either to stone Jesus, or to take Him. Is it His works that trigger these murderous intents? No, they say, but His blasphemous statement in their eyes - identifying Himself with God.
Then note His clear words concerning sheep and goats. Sheep hear and know His voice. The fact that Jewish leaders could not hear, proves they were notof His sheep, but were hirelings, with no real concern for the true sheep. Jesus says that the eternal life He gives His true sheep is irrevocable. Once true sheep are in His and the Father's hands, no onecan snatch them out. Did He mean this? Of course. And He and His Father being one, are well able to fulfill their promises.
Once Jesus was out of the area of the Jewish leaders - then the common people heard Him gladly - and believed. J.A.W.