Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.
John 10:1 Uerely verely, I saye vnto you: he þt entreth not in by the dore into the shepefolde, but clymeth vp some other waye, the same is a thefe and a murthurer. John 10:2 But he that entreth in by the dore, is the shepherde of the shepe: John 10:3 to hym the porter openeth, & the shepe heare hys voyce, and he calleth his awne shepe by name, and leadeth them out. John 10:4 And when he hath sent forth his awne shepe, he goeth before them, and þe shepe folow him: for they knowe his voyce. John 10:5 A straunger will they not folowe, but wyll flye from him: for they knowe not the voyce of straungers. John 10:6 Thys prouerbe spake Iesus vnto them. But they vnderstode not what thinges they were, which he spake vnto them. John 10:7 Then sayd Iesus vnto them agayne: Uerely verely, I saye vnto you: I am the dore of the shepe. John 10:8 All (euen as many as came before me) are theues & murthurers: but þe shepe dyd not heare them. John 10:9 I am the dore: by me yf any man entre in, he shalbe safe, and shall go in and out, and fynde pasture. John 10:10 A thefe commeth not but for to steale, kyll, and to destroye. I am come, that they might haue life, and that they myght haue it more aboundantly. John 10:11 I am þe good shepeherd. A good shepherde geueth hys lyfe for the shepe. John 10:12 An hyred seruaunt, and he which is not the shepeherd (nether the shepe are his awne) seeth the wolfe comminge, and leaueth the shepe, and flieth, and the wolfe catcheth, and scattereth the shepe. John 10:13 The hyred seruaunt flyeth, because he is an hired seruaunt, and careth not for þe shepe. John 10:14 I am the good shepheard, and knowe my shepe, and am knowen of myne. John 10:15 As my father knoweth me, euen so knowe I also my father. And I geue my lyfe for the shepe: John 10:16 & other shepe I haue, which are not of thys fold. Them also must I bring, and they shall heare my voyce, and ther shalbe one fold and one shephearde. John 10:17 Therfore doth my father loue me, because I put my lyfe from me, that I myght take it agayne. John 10:18 No man taketh it from me: but I put it awaye of my self. I haue power to put it from me, and I haue power to take it agayne. Thys commaundement haue I receaued of my father.
Divers opinions of him.
John 10:19 There was a dissencyon therfore agayne amonge the Iewes for these sayinges, John 10:20 and many of them sayd: He hath the deuel, and is madd: why heare ye him? John 10:21 Other sayde: these are not the wordes of him that hath the deuyll. Can the deuyll open the eyes of the blynde?
John 10:22 And it was at Ierusalem the feaste of the dedicacyon, and it was winter: John 10:23 and Iesus walked in the temple, euen in Salomons porche.
He proveth by his works that he is the Christ the Son of God,
John 10:24 Then cam the Iewes rounde about him, and sayd vnto him: Howe longe dost thou make vs doute? If thou be Christ, tell vs playnely. John 10:25 Iesus answered them: I tolde you, and ye beleue not. The worckes that I do in my fathers name, they beare witnesse of me. John 10:26 But ye beleue not, because ye are not of my shepe. As I sayd vnto you: John 10:27 my shepe heare my voyce: and I knowe them, & they folowe me, John 10:28 and I geue vnto them eternall lyfe, and they shall neuer perissh, nether shall eny man plucke them oute of my hande. John 10:29 My father which gaue them me, is greater then all, and no man is able to take them oute of my fathers hand. John 10:30 I and my father are one. John 10:31 Then the Iewes agayne toke vp stones, to stone hym with all. John 10:32 Iesus answered them: many good worckes haue I shewed you from my father: for which of them do ye stone me? John 10:33 The Iewes answered him, sayeng: For thy good worckes sake we stone þu not, but for thy blasphemy, and because that þu beynge a man, makest thy selfe God: John 10:34 Iesus answered them: Is it not wrytten in youre lawe I sayde, ye are goddes? John 10:35 If he called them goddes, vnto whom the word of God was spoken (and the scripture cannot be broken John 10:36 concernynge hym whom the father hath sanctifyed, and sent into the worlde) Do ye saye þt I blaspheme because I sayde, I am the sonne of God? John 10:37 If I do not the worckes of my father, beleue me not. John 10:38 But yf I do, and yf ye beleue not me, beleue the worckes: that ye maye knowe and beleue, that the father is in me, and I in him.
escapeth the Jews,
John 10:39 Agayne they went about to take hym: & he escaped out of their hande,
and went again beyond Jordan, where many believed on him.
John 10:40 & went awaye agayne beyonde Iordan, into þe place wher Iohn before had baptysed, and there he abode. John 10:41 And many resorted vnto him, and sayd: Iohn dyd no myracle, but all thynges that Iohn spake of this man were true. John 10:42 And many beleued on him there.