Jesus is never recorded in the Bible as saying the precise words, I am God. That does not mean, however, that He did not proclaim that He is God. Take for example Jesus' words in John 10:30; I and the Father are one. We need only to look at the Jews reaction to His statement to know He was claiming to be God. They tried to stone Him for this very reason. "you, a mere man, claim to be God" (John 10:33). The Jews understood exactly what Jesus was claiming deity. Notice that Jesus does not deny His claim to be God. When Jesus declared, I and the Father are one (John 10:30), He was saying that He and the Father are of one nature and essence. John 8:58 is another example. Jesus declared, I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born, I am!. The response of the Jews who heard this statement was to take up stones to kill Him for blasphemy, as the Mosaic Law commanded them to do (Leviticus 24:15). gotquestions.org
There is no verse in the Bible in which Jesus calls himself the son of God. However, he alludes to being the son of God in John 14:6, by stating that no one could reach the father except through him, the son.
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I doubt any of the sayings written in the bible attributed to Jesus were said at all. Not one of the gospels were written by anyone known, so therefore the people that wrote them most likely were not eyewitness to any thing having to do with Jesus.
Jesus couldn't have proclaimed himself to be god or the son of god because he never actually existed. The gospels and any other writings that claim to be about him were written at least decades sometimes centuries after he supposedly lived. : : : Here is a link that goes over the supposed evidence that he existed. : : : http://www.nobeliefs.com/exist.htm
Jesus did not "proclaim" himself as the Son of God but simply accepted it as it became acknowledged you certain people around him. Apparently that wasn't his mission. He did however accept this title which is indeed significant.