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John 10:25

    John 10:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus said in answer, I have said it and you have no belief: the works which I do in my Father's name, these give witness about me.

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me.

    World English Bible

    Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you don't believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, these testify about me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 10:25

    I told you, etc. - That is, I told you before what I tell you now again, that the works which I do, bear testimony to me. I have told you that I am the light of the world: the Son of God: the good shepherd: that I am come to save - to give life - to give liberty - to redeem you: that, in order to this, I must die, and rise again; and that I am absolute master of my life, and of my death. Have you not noticed my omniscience, in searching and discovering the very secrets of your hearts? Have you not seen my omnipotence in the miracles which I have wrought? Have not all these been sufficient to convince you? - and yet ye will not believe! - See the works which bore testimony to him, as the Messiah, enumerated, Matthew 11:5 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on John 10:25

    I told you - It is not recorded that Jesus had told them in so many words that he was the Christ, but he had used expressions designed to convey the same truth, and which many of them understood as claiming to be the Messiah. See John 5:19; John 8:36, John 8:56; John 10:1. The expression "the Son of God" they understood to be equivalent to the Messiah. This he had often used of himself in a sense not to be mistaken.

    The works - The miracles, such as restoring the blind, curing the sick, etc.

    In my Father's name - By the power and command of God. Jesus was either the Messiah or an impostor. The Pharisees charged him with being the latter Matthew 26:60-61; Matthew 27:63; John 18:36; but God would not give such power to an impostor. The power of working miracles is an attestation of God to what is taught. See the notes at Matthew 4:24.