Well, he claimed to be the son of God. Say, for example, Matthew 26:63, where he says more:
But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” (Matt 26:63 NIV)
He also claims to be one with God (John 10:30), that if you had seen Jesus you had seen God (John 14:9), that he would come with power and great glory (Mark 13:26). Does any of that count as divinity? I reckon it might.
But perhaps there’s a more specific question being asked here, about God the Son instead of Son of God? I’m not sure. If it is, then Jesus didn’t claim anything like that in the Bible. But it’s kind of hard to put a list of verses for all the things that Bible doesn’t say 😉
unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon
the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish
it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The
zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
And his name shall be called…..
This is a way of telling us the identity of the child to be born.Isaiah did not say and his NAMES shall be called.No it is singular,NAME.Therefore God was talking through isaiah that this child’s name is not ordinary.I have heard people say it’s just a tilte.Can someone tell me one name that simultaneously mean wonderful,counsellor,everlasting father,mighty God,prince of Peace? We misunderstand what Isaih meant by NAME.It’s not about what the parents will call him at birth for eg a baby can be baned John or mary.No it’s not about that name.The word name in this context points to his attributes and his nature because the singular word name(shem in hebrew).
For example if i say,”Your name is popular and marketable”,it doesn’t mean literally that ure called popular or marketable,or that u have titles called popular or marketable but it means that whatever your name is,that everyone knows you and that your name sells.Now that is your attribute.I am saying that your name is popular and marketable means that a third party overhearing what am saying abt you will straight-forward understand that you are popular.Hence when Isaiah says his shem(name) shall be called “Wonderful counselor,mighty God,prince of peace,father of eternity.”He is revealing his person and attribute to the reader.Why do i believe that,?
The next verse tells you he will sit on the throne of David and rule for everlasting,his kingdom and reign will NEVER END.Now you will agree with me that he will have to be God to rule forever.I mean if you remove your bias and apply simple logic you will agree that whoever this is,some say the prophecy was fulfilled in Isaiah’s day.Wow whoever he was he must have died now so he cannot sit on the throne forever.And whoever he was,he must have been born in Bethlehem as Micah said,
saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came
with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they
brought him near before him.
there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all
people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an
everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that
which shall not be destroyed.”
Again whoever this person that rode on the clouds of heaven was,he had to be God to ride in the Shekinah glory of God.If you are a reader of the bible,you will agree with me that angels never showed up in clouds.The cloud is always a trademark of God’s presence throughout his encounter with Moses.That was why when the high priest asked jesus if he was the messiah,the son of God.Jesus said yes.And you will see me sitting in the right of hand of God and coming in the clouds of heaven”
Jesus was telling him,if indeed i am the Messiah,i also have to be God.he was staying true to the prophets and te old testatment about the identity of the messiah.In that answer jesus also identified himself with the prohpecy of david in psalms 110
“The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.”
I don’t remember any prophet who claimed he will be sitting at God’s right hand not even Moses.God’s right hand means sitting at the most exalted place of authority there is.
Verse 5 goes on to say
” The LORD at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.”
The person at God’s right hand is called LORD(Adonai not Adoni)
In the bible, ADONAI is exclusively used for God and Adoni for non-divine masters.
So Jesus was claiming in that succinct answer to Caiaphas that he was God which explains why the high priest said he was blaspheming and hence the penalty for blasphemy in mosaic law was death,he was crucified.
In another encounter,in Matthew 22:41-42
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Messiah? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.”
Now look at the classic Jews with there unbelief.
Jesus in effect was telling them how could David call his son(the future messiah) Lord if he was his son.How could his literal son sit at God’s right hand.Hahaha
If David then call him Lord how can he be his Son said Jesus.
Jesus was right there telling the Jews that even David himself acknowledged by the Spirit that his distant son and messiah to whom his throne was promised to forever was to be divine and was greater than himself.He could not be really be his SON because he called him ADONAI.
Verse 46 says no man asked him any questions why?
Because he has been locked in scuffles with them coz severally he claimed divine rights and now that he has publicly acclaimed himself as the messiah in Jerusalem after the triumphal entry,he now answers the Jews using the bible,that the messiah they were expecting was to be DIVINE and not just a mere literal son of david.Jesus was simply implying that the person David was refering to in Psalms 110 could not be his literal son,he had to be divine.