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John 10

Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say to you, He that enters not in by the door to the fold of the sheep, but mounts up elsewhere, *he* is a thief and a robber; John 10:2 but he that enters in by the door is [the] shepherd of the sheep. John 10:3 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. John 10:4 When he has put forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. John 10:5 But they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they know not the voice of strangers. John 10:6 This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was [of] which he spoke to them. John 10:7 Jesus therefore said again to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. John 10:8 All whoever came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them. John 10:9 I am the door: if any one enter in by me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and shall go out and shall find pasture. John 10:10 The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and might have [it] abundantly. John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep: John 10:12 but he who serves for wages, and who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf seizes them and scatters the sheep. John 10:13 Now he who serves for wages flees because he serves for wages, and is not himself concerned about the sheep. John 10:14 I am the good shepherd; and I know those that are mine, and am known of those that are mine, John 10:15 as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. John 10:16 And I have other sheep which are not of this fold: those also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd. John 10:17 On this account the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again. John 10:18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it again. I have received this commandment of my Father.

Divers opinions of him.

John 10:19 There was a division again among the Jews on account of these words; John 10:20 but many of them said, He has a demon and raves; why do ye hear him? John 10:21 Others said, These sayings are not [those] of one that is possessed by a demon. Can a demon open blind people's eyes?

John 10:22 Now the feast of the dedication was celebrating at Jerusalem, and it was winter. John 10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in the porch of Solomon.

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

John 10:24 The Jews therefore surrounded him, and said to him, Until when dost thou hold our soul in suspense? If thou art the Christ, say [so] to us openly. John 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye do not believe. The works which I do in my Father's name, these bear witness concerning me: John 10:26 but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep, as I told you. John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; John 10:28 and I give them life eternal; and they shall never perish, and no one shall seize them out of my hand. John 10:29 My Father who has given [them] to me is greater than all, and no one can seize out of the hand of my Father. John 10:30 I and the Father are one. John 10:31 The Jews therefore again took stones that they might stone him. John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewn you of my Father; for which work of them do ye stone me? John 10:33 The Jews answered him, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because thou, being a man, makest thyself God. John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? John 10:35 If he called *them* gods to whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken), John 10:36 do ye say of him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am Son of God? John 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not; John 10:38 but if I do, even if ye believe not me, believe the works, that ye may know [and believe] that the Father is in me and I in him.

escapeth the Jews,

John 10:39 They sought therefore again to take him; and he went away from out of their hand

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

John 10:40 and departed again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptising at the first: and he abode there. John 10:41 And many came to him, and said, John did no sign; but all things which John said of this [man] were true. John 10:42 And many believed on him there.

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