Douay-Rheims Bible

John 10

Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.

John 10:1 Amen, amen, I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber. John 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. John 10:3 To him the porter openeth: and the sheep hear his voice. And he calleth his own sheep by name and leadeth them out. John 10:4 And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. John 10:5 But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers. John 10:6 This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke. John 10:7 Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. John 10:8 All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not. John 10:9 I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in and go out, and shall find pastures. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly. John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. John 10:12 But the hireling and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and flieth: and the wolf casteth and scattereth the sheep, John 10:13 And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. John 10:14 I am the good shepherd: and I know mine, and mine know me. John 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep. John 10:16 And other sheep I have that are not of this fold: them also I must bring. And they shall hear my voice: And there shall be one fold and one shepherd. John 10:17 Therefore doth the Father love me: because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. John 10:18 No man taketh it away from me: but I lay it down of myself. And I have power to lay it down: and I have power to take it up again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Divers opinions of him.

John 10:19 A dissension rose again among the Jews for these words. John 10:20 And many of them said: He hath a devil and is mad. Why hear you him? John 10:21 Others said: These are not the words of one that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

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

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

John 10:24 The Jews therefore came round about him and said to him: How long dost thou hold our souls in suspense? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. John 10:25 Jesus answered them: I speak to you, and you believe not: the works that I do in the name of my Father, they give testimony of me. John 10:26 But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me. John 10:28 And I give them life everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever. And no man shall pluck them out of my hand. John 10:29 That which my Father hath given me is greater than all: and no one can snatch them out of the hand of my Father. John 10:30 I and the Father are one. John 10:31 The Jews then took up stones to stone him. John 10:32 Jesus answered them: Many good works I have shewed you from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me? John 10:33 The Jews answered him: For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy: and because that thou. being a, man, makest thyself God. John 10:34 Jesus answered them: Is it not written in your law: I said, you are gods? John 10:35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God was spoken; and the scripture cannot be broken: John 10:36 Do you say of him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world: Thou blasphemest; because I said: I am the 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, though you will not believe me, believe the works: that you may know and believe that the Father is in me and I in the Father.

escapeth the Jews,

John 10:39 They sought therefore to take him: and he escaped out of their hands.

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

John 10:40 And he went again beyond the Jordan, into that place where John was baptizing first. And there he abode. John 10:41 And many resorted to him: and they said: John indeed did no sign. John 10:42 But all things whatsoever John said of this man, were true. And many believed in him.

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