Jesus didn't claim to be God, he often referred to himself as the "Son of Man", doing "his Father's work".
He was only attributed the status of "Divine" (by those with a vested interest, no less) hundreds of years after he died.
Of course nothing Jesus ever said or did was written down by anyone who was there, so take it for what you will.
A point can be made that you, as a member of the laity, are supposed to be confused. This ensures the perpetuation of the clergy to "interpret" scriptures for the inevitably confused. Thus were the hideous Crusades and genocidal Inquisitions launched in Jesus' name by clerical "interpretations". Millions killed, entire cultures erased, while the Church got rich and powerful.
Remember, scriptures were not initially intended to be possessed nor even read by commoners, a prohibition that endured for a millennia. Many commoners were burned alive for it. Wonder why?