Coverdale Bible

John 10

Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.

John 10:1 Verely verely I saye vnto you: He yt entreth not in at the dore in to the shepefolde, but clymmeth vp some other waye, the same is a thefe & a murthurer. John 10:2 But he that goeth in at the dore, is the shepherde of the shepe: John 10:3 to him ye porter openeth, and the shepe heare his voyce, and he calleth his awne shepe by name, and ledeth them out. John 10:4 And whan he hath sent forth his awne shepe, he goeth before them, and the shepe folowe him: for they knowe his voyce. John 10:5 As for a straunger, they folowe him not, but flye from him: for they knowe not the voyce of straungers. John 10:6 This prouerbe spake Iesus vnto them, but they vnderstode not what it was, that he sayde vnto them. John 10:7 Then sayde Iesus vnto them agayne: Verely verely I saye vnto you: I am the dore of the shepe. John 10:8 All they that are come before me, are theues and murthures. But ye shepe harkened not vnto them. John 10:9 I am the dore. Yf eny man entre in by me, he shalbe saued, and shal go in and out, and fynde pasture, John 10:10 A thefe cometh not, but for to steale, kyll, and destroye. I am come, yt they might haue life, and haue it more abundauntly. John 10:11 I am a good shepherde. A good shepherde geueth his life for the shepe. John 10:12 But an hyred seruaunt, which is not the shepherde, nether the shepe are his awne, seyth ye wolfe comynge, and leaueth ye shepe, and flyeth. And the wolfe catcheth & scatereth ye shepe. John 10:13 But the hyred seruaut flyeth, because he is an hyred seruaunte, and careth not for the shepe. John 10:14 I am a good sheperde, and knowe myne, and am knowne of myne. John 10:15 Eue as my father knoweth me, and I knowe ye father. And I geue my life for my shepe. John 10:16 And I haue yet other shepe, which are not of this folde, and those same must I brynge also, and they shal heare my voyce, and there shalbe one flocke and one shepherde. John 10:17 Therfore doth my father loue me, because I leaue my life, that I maye take it agayue. John 10:18 Noma taketh it fro me, but I leaue it of myself. I haue power to leaue it, and haue power to take it agayne. This commaundement haue I receaued of my father.

Divers opinions of him.

John 10:19 Then was there discension amoge the Iewes for these sayenges. John 10:20 Many of the sayde: He hath the deuell, and is madd, why heare ye him? John 10:21 Other sayde: These are not wordes of one that is possessed. Can the deuell also open ye eyes of the blynde?

John 10:22 It was the dedicacion of the teple at Ierusale, & was wynter, John 10:23 and Iesus walked in Salomos porche.

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

John 10:24 The came ye Iewes rounde aboute hi, & saide vnto hi: How loge dost thou make vs doute? Yf thou be Christ, tell vs planely. John 10:25 Iesus answered the: I tolde you, & ye beleue not. The workes yt I do in my fathers name, they beare wytnesse of me. John 10:26 But ye beleue not, because ye are not of my shepe as I sayde vnto you. John 10:27 My shepe heare my voyce, & I knowe the, & they folowe me. John 10:28 And I geue the euerlastinge life, & they shal neuer perishe, and noma shal plucke the out of my hande. John 10:29 My father which gaue the me, is greater the all: & noman is able to plucke them out of my fathers hande. John 10:30 I and the father are one. John 10:31 Then the Iewes toke vp stones agayne, to stone him. John 10:32 Iesus answered the: Many good workes haue I shewed you fro my father, for which of the stone ye me? John 10:33 The Iewes answered hi, and sayde: For the good worke sake we stone the not, but for the blasphemy: and because yt thou beynge a man, makest thyself God. John 10:34 Iesus answered the: Is it not wrytten in youre lawe: I haue sayde, Ye are Goddes? John 10:35 Yf he call them Goddes, vnto whom the worde of God came (& the scripture can not be broke) John 10:36 saye ye the vnto hi, who ye father hath sanctified & sent in to ye worlde: thou blasphemest God, because I sayde: I am ye sonne of God? John 10:37 Yf I do not ye workes of my father, beleue me not: John 10:38 but yf I do the, the (yf ye beleue not me) yet beleue ye workes, yt ye maye knowe & beleue, yt the father is in me, & I in ye father.

escapeth the Jews,

John 10:39 They wente aboute agayne to take him, but he escaped out of their hades,

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

John 10:40 and wete awaye agayne beyode Iordane, into ye place where Iho had baptysed before, & there he abode. John 10:41 And many came to hi, and sayde: Iho dyd no tokes, but all yt Ihon spake of this man, is true. John 10:42 And many beleued on him there.

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