And many of them said, q "He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?"
Others said, "These are not the words of one who has a demon. r Can a demon s open the eyes of the blind?"
Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
And Jesus walked in the temple, t in Solomon's porch.
Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."
Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. u The works that I do in My Father's name, they v bear witness of Me.
"But w you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.
x "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
"And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
y "My Father, z who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.
a "I and My Father are one."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The people answered and said, "You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?
So the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD?
When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
"If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing."
Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon's, greatly amazed.
And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.
But I have a greater witness than John's; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish - the very works that I do - bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
"but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."
Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:
This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book.
"He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God."
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
You have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I.
As You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.
I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.
John 17:21 - 24
That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.