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John 10:34

    John 10:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In answer, Jesus said, Is there not a saying in your law, I said, You are gods?

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?

    World English Bible

    Jesus answered them, "Isn't it written in your law, 'I said, you are gods?'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 10:34

    Is it not written in your law - The words which our Lord quotes are taken from Psalm 82:6, which shows that, under the word law, our Lord comprised the Jewish sacred writings in general. See also John 12:34; John 15:25.

    Ye are gods? - That is, judges, who are called אלהים elohim. That judges are here meant appears from Psalm 82:2, etc., and also from what follows here. And this is probably the only place where the word אלהים is applied to any but the true God. See Parkhurst under the root אלה.

    Barnes' Notes on John 10:34

    Jesus answered them - The answer of Jesus consists of two parts. The first John 10:34-36 shows that they ought not to object to his use of the word God, even if he were no more than a man. The second John 10:37-38 repeats substantially what he had before said, left the same impression, and in proof of it he appealed to his works.

    John 10:34

    In your law - Psalm 82:6. The word "law" here, is used to include the Old Testament.

    I said - The Psalmist said, or God said by the Psalmist.

    Ye are gods - This was said of magistrates on account of the dignity and honor of their office, and it shows that the Hebrew word translated "god," אלהים ̀elohiym, in that place might be applied to man. Such a use of the word is, however, rare. See instances in Exodus 7:1; Exodus 4:16.

    Wesley's Notes on John 10:34

    10:34 Psa 82:6.