New International Version
In his defense Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working."
King James Bible
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.
World English Bible
But Jesus answered them, "My Father is still working, so I am working, too."
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answered them, 'My Father till now doth work, and I work;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My Father worked hitherto, and I work - Or, As my Father worketh until now, etc., καθως being understood. God created the world in six days: on the seventh he rested from all creating acts, and set it apart to be an everlasting memorial of his work. But, though he rested from creating, he never ceased from preserving and governing that which he had formed: in this respect he can keep no sabbaths; for nothing can continue to exist, or answer the end proposed by the Divine wisdom and goodness, without the continual energy of God. So I work - I am constantly employed in the same way, governing and supporting all things, comforting the wretched, and saving the lost; and to me, in this respect, there is no sabbath.
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So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him.
For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
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'?
1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.
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