Bishops' Bible

John 10

Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.

John 10:1 Veryly, veryly, I say vnto you: He that entreth not in by ye doore into the sheepfolde, but clymeth vp some other way, the same is a thiefe, and a robber. John 10:2 But he that entreth in by the doore, is the sheephearde of the sheepe. John 10:3 To hym the porter openeth, and the sheepe heare his voyce, and he calleth his owne sheepe by name, and leadeth them out. John 10:4 And when he hath sent foorth his owne sheepe, he goeth before them, and the sheepe folowe hym: for they knowe his voyce. John 10:5 A straunger wyll they not folowe, but wyll flee from hym: for they knowe not the voyce of straungers. John 10:6 This prouerbe spake Iesus vnto them: But they vnderstoode not what thynges they were, which he spake vnto them. John 10:7 Then sayde Iesus vnto them againe. Ueryly, veryly, I say vnto you: I am the doore of the sheepe. John 10:8 All, euen as many as came before me, are thieues and robbers: but the sheepe dyd not heare them. John 10:9 I am the doore: by me yf any man enter in, he shalbe safe, and shall go in and out, and fynde pasture. John 10:10 A thiefe commeth not, but for to steale, kyll, & to destroy: I am come, that they myght haue lyfe, and that they myght haue it more aboundauntly. John 10:11 I am the good sheephearde. A good sheephearde, geueth his lyfe for the sheepe. John 10:12 An hyrelyng, and he which is not the sheephearde, neither the sheepe are his owne, seeth the wolfe commyng, and leaueth the sheepe, and fleeth, and the wolfe catcheth, & scattereth the sheepe. John 10:13 The hyrelyng fleeth, because he is an hyrelyng, and careth not for the sheepe. John 10:14 I am the good sheepheard, & knowe my sheepe, and am knowen of myne. John 10:15 As the father knoweth me, euen so, knowe I also the father: And I geue my lyfe for the sheepe. John 10:16 And other sheepe I haue, which are not of this folde: them also must I bryng, & they shall heare my voyce, and there shalbe one folde, and one sheepehearde. John 10:17 Therfore doth my father loue me, because I put my lyfe [from me,] that I myght take it agayne. John 10:18 No man taketh it from me: but I put it away of my selfe. I haue power to put it from me, and I haue power to take it agayne. This commaundement haue I receaued of my father.

Divers opinions of him.

John 10:19 There was a discention therefore agayne among the Iewes, for these sayinges. John 10:20 And many of them sayde: He hath the deuyll, & is mad, why heare ye him? John 10:21 Other sayd: These are not ye wordes of hym that hath the deuyll. Can the deuyll open the eyes of the blynde?

John 10:22 And it was at Hierusalem, the feast of the dedication, and it was wynter. John 10:23 And Iesus walked in the temple, euen in Solomons porche.

He proveth by his works that he is the Christ the Son of God,

John 10:24 Then came the Iewes rounde about hym, and sayde vnto hym: Howe long doest thou make vs doubt? Yf thou be Christe, tell vs playnely. John 10:25 Iesus aunswered them: I tolde you, and ye beleue not. The workes that I do in my fathers name, they beare witnesse of me. John 10:26 But ye beleue not, because ye are not of my sheepe, as I sayde vnto you. John 10:27 My sheepe heare my voyce, and I knowe them, and they folowe me: John 10:28 And I geue vnto them eternall lyfe, and they shal neuer perishe, neither shal any man plucke them out of my hande. John 10:29 My father which gaue them me, is greater then all: and no man is able to take them out of my fathers hande. John 10:30 I and my father are one. John 10:31 Then the Iewes agayne toke vp stones, to stone hym [withall.] John 10:32 Iesus aunswered them, Many good workes haue I shewed you from my father: for which of the do ye stone me? John 10:33 The Iewes aunswered hym, saying: For thy good workes [sake] we stone thee not, but for thy blasphemie, and because that thou beyng a man, makest thy selfe God. John 10:34 Iesus aunswered them: Is it not written in your lawe, I sayde, ye are Gods? John 10:35 If he called them Gods, vnto whom the worde of God was spoken, and the scripture can not be broken: John 10:36 Say ye of hym whom the father hath sanctified and sent into the worlde, thou blasphemest, because I saide I am the sonne of God? John 10:37 Yf I do not the workes of my father, beleue me not: John 10:38 But yf I do, and yf ye beleue not me, beleue the workes: that ye may knowe and beleue, that the father is in me, and I in hym.

escapeth the Jews,

John 10:39 Agayne they went about to take hym: and he escaped out of their hande,

and went again beyond Jordan, where many believed on him.

John 10:40 And went away againe beyonde Iordane, into the place where Iohn before had baptized, and there he abode. John 10:41 And many resorted vnto hym, and sayde: Iohn dyd no miracle, but all thynges that Iohn spake of this man were true. John 10:42 And many beleued on hym there.

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