10:36 do you say about the one whom the Father set apart 1 and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 10:37 If I do not perform 2 the deeds 3 of my Father, do not believe me. 10:38 But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, 4 so that you may come to know 5 and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.”
1 tn Or “dedicated.”
2 tn Or “do.”
3 tn Or “works.”
4 tn Or “works.”
sn Jesus says that in the final analysis, the deeds he did should indicate whether he was truly from the Father. If the authorities could not believe in him, it would be better to believe in the deeds he did than not to believe at all.
5 tn Or “so that you may learn.”