English Revised Version

John 10

Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other 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 When he hath put forth all his own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. John 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. John 10:6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. John 10:7 Jesus therefore said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. John 10:8 All that came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly. John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep. John 10:12 He that is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholdeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf snatcheth them, and scattereth [them]: John 10:13 [he fleeth] because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. John 10:14 I am the good shepherd; and I know mine own, and mine own know me, John 10:15 even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and they shall become one flock, 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 one taketh it away from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment received I from my Father.

Divers opinions of him.

John 10:19 There arose a division again among the Jews because of these words. John 10:20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? John 10:21 Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

John 10:22 And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem: it was winter; John 10:23 and Jesus was walking 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 unto him, How long dost thou hold us in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly. John 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me. John 10:26 But ye believe not, because ye 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 unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. John 10:29 My Father, which hath given [them] unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of the Father's hand. John 10:30 I and the Father are one. John 10:31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him. John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from the Father; for which of those works do ye 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, Ye are gods? John 10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken), John 10:36 say ye of him, whom the Father 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 them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.

escapeth the Jews,

John 10:39 They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.

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

John 10:40 And he went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John was at the first baptizing; and there he abode. John 10:41 And many came unto him; and they said, John indeed did no sign: but all things whatsoever John spake of this man were true. John 10:42 And many believed on him there.

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