Dr. Wuest, professor emeritus of New Testament Greek at Moody Bible Institute
in his New Testament (an Expanded Translation) translates it as: "...his uniquely
Jesus himself denied being God's onlyson when they were about
to stone him.
In John 10:30 Jesus said "I
and the Father are one."On
hearing this, the Jews picked up stones to stone him, and this passage follows:
"...but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many great miracles from
the Father. For which of these do you stone me?We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews,
"but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said
you are gods'?If he called them
'gods,' to whom the word of God came--and the Scripture cannot be broken-- what
about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world?
Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, 'I am God's Son'?Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does.But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles,
that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the
The scripture that He referred to is Psalms 82:6: "I said, 'You are
"gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.'This is the NIV version, King James eliminates gender by
rendering it: "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the
Even Genesis says that God created
us "...in Our image, in the image of God created he
them." Also notice that God is plural.
We are all God's children and
Jesus and the bible says so.