Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.
John 10:1 Verelye verelye I saye vnto you: he that entreth not in by the dore, into the shepe folde: but climmeth vp some other waye, the same is a thefe and a robber. John 10:2 He that goeth in by the dore, is the shepeherde of the shepe, John 10:3 to him the porter openeth, and the shepe heare hys voyce, and he calleth hys owne shepe by name, and leadeth them oute. John 10:4 And when he hath sente forth hys owne shepe, he goeth before them, and the shepe folowe hym, for they knowe hys voyce. John 10:5 A straunger they wyll not folowe, but wyll flye from hym, for they know not the voyce of straungers. John 10:6 Thys similitude spake Iesus vnto them: But they vnderstode not what thynges they were whiche he spake vnto them. John 10:7 Then Iesus sayed vnto them agayne Verelye I saye vnto you: I am the dore of þe shepe. John 10:8 Al, euen as manye as came before me, are theues and robbers: but the shepe dyd not heare them. John 10:9 I am the dore: by me yf any man enter in, he shalbe safe, and shall go in & oute, and fynde pasture. John 10:10 The thefe cometh not, but for to steale, kyll, and destroye. I am come, that they might haue lyfe, and haue it more aboundauntlye. John 10:11 I am the good shepeherde. The good shepe herde geueth hys lyfe for the shepe. John 10:12 An hyred, seruaunte, which is not the shepeherde, neyther the shepe are hys own, seeth the wolfe commynge, and leaueth the shepe, and fleeth, and the wolfe catcheth them, & scatiereth þe shepe. John 10:13 The hyred seruaunte fleeth, because he is an hyred seruaunte, and careth not for the shepe. John 10:14 I am that good shepeherde, and knowe myne and am knowen of myne. John 10:15 As my father knoweth me, euen so knowe I my father. And I geue my lyfe for the shepe: John 10:16 and other shepe I haue whiche are not of thys folde. Them also muste I brynge that they maye heare my voyce, and that there maye be one flocke, and one shepeherde. 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 Noman taketh it from me, but I put it awaye of my selfe. I haue power to put it from me, and haue power to take it agayne. Thys commaundemente haue I receyued of my father.
Divers opinions of him.
John 10:19 And there was a dissencyon agayne among the Iewes for these saiynges, John 10:20 & many of them sayd: he hath the deuil, and is madde: why heare ye hym? John 10:21 Other sayd: these are not the wordes of hym that hath the deuyll. Can the deuyll open the eyes of the blynde?
John 10:22 And it was at Hierusalem the feaste of the dedicacion of the temple, and it was wynter, John 10:23 & Iesus walked in Solomons porche.
He proveth by his works that he is the Christ the Son of God,
John 10:24 Then came the Iewes rounde about hym, & sayed vnto hym: Howe longe dost thou make vs doubte? Yf thou be Christe, tell vs playnely. John 10:25 Iesus aunswered them: I tolde you, and ye beleue not. The workes þt I do in my fathers name, then beare witnes of me. John 10:26 But ye beleue not because ye are not of my shepe. As I said vnto you: John 10:27 my shepe heare my voice, & I know them, and they folowe me, John 10:28 and I geue vnto them eternall lyfe, and they shall neuer perish neyther shall any man plucke them out of my hande. John 10:29 My father whiche gaue them me, is greater then all, and no man is able to take them out of my fathers hande. John 10:30 And 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 aunswered them: manye good workes haue I shewed you from my father: for whiche of them wyll ye stone me? John 10:33 The Iewes aunswered him, saiynge: For thy good workes sake we stone þe not, but for thy blasphemye, and because that thou beynge a man, makest thy selfe God. John 10:34 Iesus aunswered them: is it not wrytten in youre lawe. I saye: ye are Goddes? John 10:35 Yf he called them Goddes vnto whom the worde of God was spoken (& the scripture can not be broken) John 10:36 saye ye then to hym, whom the father hath sanctifyed, & sent into the worlde, thou blasphemest, because I sayed. I am the sonne of God? John 10:37 yf I do not the workes of my father, beleue me not. John 10:38 But yf I do: then thoughe ye beleue not me, yet beleue the workes, that ye maye knowe and beleue, þt the father is in me, and I in hym.
escapeth the Jews,
John 10:39 Agayne they went about to take hym: but he escaped out of theyr handes,
and went again beyond Jordan, where many believed on him.
John 10:40 and went awaye agayne beyonde Iordan, into the place where Iohn before had baptysed, and there abode. John 10:41 And manye resorted vnto hym, & sayed: Iohn dyd no myracle, but all thynges that Iohn spake of thys man, are true. John 10:42 And manye beleued on hym there.