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John 10:35


If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken), 1 


Ge 15:1; De 18:15,18-20; 1Sa 14:36,37; 1Sa 15:1; 1Sa 23:9-11; 1Sa 28:6; 1Sa 30:8; 2Sa 7:5; 1Ch 22:8; 2Ch 11:2,3; 2Ch 19:2; Mt 5:18; Mt 24:35; Mt 26:53-56; Mt 27:35; Lu 16:17; Lu 24:26,27,44-46; Joh 12:38,39; Joh 19:28,36,37; Ac 1:16; Ro 13:1

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sn The parenthetical note And the scripture cannot be broken belongs to Jesus’ words rather than the author’s. Not only does Jesus appeal to the OT to defend himself against the charge of blasphemy, but he also adds that the scripture cannot be “broken.” In this context he does not explain precisely what is meant by “broken,” but it is not too hard to determine. Jesus’ argument depended on the exact word used in the context of Ps 82:6. If any other word for “judge” had been used in the psalm, his argument would have been meaningless. Since the scriptures do use this word in Ps 82:6, the argument is binding, because they cannot be “broken” in the sense of being shown to be in error.

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