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John 10

Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.

John 10:1 Verely, verely I say vnto you, Hee that entreth not in by the doore into the sheepefolde, but climeth vp another way, he is a theefe and a robber. John 10:2 But he that goeth in by the doore, is the shepheard of the sheepe. John 10:3 To him the porter openeth, & the sheepe heare his voyce, and he calleth his owne sheepe by name, and leadeth them out. John 10:4 And when hee hath sent foorth his owne sheepe, he goeth before them, and the sheepe follow him: for they know his voyce. John 10:5 And they will not follow a stranger, but they flee from him: for they know not the voyce of strangers. John 10:6 This parable spake Iesus vnto them: but they vnderstoode not what things they were which he spake vnto them. John 10:7 Then sayd Iesus vnto them againe, Verely, verely I say vnto you, I am that doore of the sheepe. John 10:8 All, that euer came before me, are theeues and robbers: but the sheepe did not heare them. John 10:9 I am that doore: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saued, and shall go in, and go out, and finde pasture. John 10:10 The theefe commeth not, but for to steale, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might haue life, and haue it in abundance. John 10:11 I am that good shepheard: that good shepheard giueth his life for his sheepe. John 10:12 But an hireling, and hee which is not the shepheard, neither the sheepe are his owne, seeth the wolfe comming, and hee leaueth the sheepe, and fleeth, and the wolfe catcheth them, and scattreth the sheepe. John 10:13 So the hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheepe. John 10:14 I am that good shepheard, & knowe mine, and am knowen of mine. John 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, so know I the Father: and I lay downe my life for my sheepe. John 10:16 Other sheepe I haue also, which are not of this folde: them also must I bring, and they shall heare my voyce: and there shalbe one sheepefolde, and one shepheard. John 10:17 Therefore doeth my Father loue me, because I lay downe my life, that I might take it againe. John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it downe of my selfe: I haue power to lay it downe, and haue power to take it againe: this commandement haue I receiued of my Father.

Divers opinions of him.

John 10:19 Then there was a dissension againe among the Iewes for these sayings, John 10:20 And many of them sayd, He hath a deuill, and is mad: why heare ye him? John 10:21 Other sayd, These are not the wordes of him that hath a deuill: can the deuill open the eyes of the blinde?

John 10:22 And it was at Hierusalem the feast of the Dedication, and it was winter. John 10:23 And Iesus walked in the Temple, in Solomons porche.

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

John 10:24 Then came the Iewes round about him, and sayd vnto him, Howe long doest thou make vs dout? If thou be that Christ, tell vs plainely. John 10:25 Iesus answered them, I tolde you, and ye beleeue not: the workes that I doe in my Fathers Name, they beare witnes of me. John 10:26 But ye beleeue not: for ye are not of my sheepe, as I sayd vnto you. John 10:27 My sheepe heare my voyce, and I knowe them, and they follow me, John 10:28 And I giue vnto them eternall life, & they shall neuer perish, neither shall any plucke them out of mine hand. John 10:29 My Father which gaue them me, is greater then all, and none is able to take them out of my Fathers hand. John 10:30 I and my Father are one. John 10:31 Then ye Iewes againe tooke vp stones, to stone him. John 10:32 Iesus answered them, Many good workes haue I shewed you from my Father: for which of these workes doe ye stone me? John 10:33 The Iewes answered him, saying, For the good worke we stone thee not, but for blasphemie, and that thou being a man, makest thy selfe God. John 10:34 Iesus answered them, Is it not written in your Lawe, I sayd, Ye are gods? John 10:35 If hee called them gods, vnto whome the worde of God was giuen, and the Scripture cannot be broken, John 10:36 Say ye of him, whome the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the worlde, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am the Sonne of God? John 10:37 If I doe not the workes of my Father, beleeue me not. John 10:38 But if I doe, then though ye beleeue not mee, yet beleeue the workes, that ye may knowe and beleeue, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

escapeth the Jews,

John 10:39 Againe they went about to take him: but he escaped out of their handes,

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

John 10:40 And went againe beyonde Iordan, into the place where Iohn first baptized, and there abode. John 10:41 And many resorted vnto him, and saide, Iohn did no miracle: but all thinges that Iohn spake of this man, were true. John 10:42 And many beleeued in him there.

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