John 10:34

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered them, "Has it not been written in your Law, 'I SAID, YOU ARE GODS'?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
- Webster's Bible

Does it not stand written in your Law, replied Jesus, "`I said, you are gods'?
- Weymouth Bible

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

Jhesus answerde to hem, Whether it is not writun in youre lawe, That Y seide, Ye ben goddis?
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered them, `Is it not having been written in your law: I said, ye are gods?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 10:34


10:34 #Psa 82:6|.


People's Bible Notes for John 10:34


Joh 10:34 Is it not written in your law. In Ps 82:6. I said, Ye are gods? It was there addressed to judges. Christ's argument is: If your law calls judges gods, why should I be held guilty of blasphemy for saying that I am the Son of God?

Discussion for John 10:34

  • I believe that Jesus is reminding us all that we are all Gods because we are all of the spirit of the creator...there can be nothing else but the creator in all that is created.There is only One and all that exists is a part of that...many facets of the same thing. We have forgotten our true identity.
  • I believe it is what it says. Jesus is telling us that we are all Gods.
  • I think that Jesus was reminding people that we are sons and daughters of God, and " the things that I do, you can do also." In other words when they were accusing him of claiming to be a god, he went back into their own scripture and showed them proof.
  • Bobby Curtis for verse 34
    I believe that Jonh 10 may refer back to PS 97:7 and 82:6. An interesting fact is that the "are" in PS 82:6 is not there in the earlier english versions, ie 1706 authorized KJV. This one word completely changes the contextual implied meaning of the verse. I am leaning toward believing that the idea of men being refered to as gods may originate in Genesis 1:26 & 27 where God says let us make "man in our image" and then gave them the ability to create life, "multiply," and gave them dominion over the life on earth. This seems very god like to me.
  • Gahambo for verse 34
    I know that Christ is God and I believe any reference that quotes about Christ being God is my belief. But, I never encountered and, in fact, did not take a closer look at the text which credits sinful men as "God." Do you have any idea about the implication of John 10:34?

    Thanks,
    Gahambo

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