||Now it was the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem, and it was winter.
||And Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon.
||And so the Jews surrounded him and said to him: “How long will you hold our souls in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
||Jesus answered them: “I speak to you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in the name of my Father, these offer testimony about me.
||But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep.
||My sheep hear my voice. And I know them, and they follow me.
||And I give them eternal life, and they shall not perish, for eternity. And no one shall seize them from my hand.
||What my Father gave to me is greater than all, and no one is able to seize from the hand of my Father.
||I and the Father are one.”