Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.
John 10:1 Verely verely I saye vnto you: he that entreth not in by ye dore into the shepefolde but clymeth vp some other waye: the same is a thefe and a robber. John 10:2 He that goeth in by ye dore is the shepeherde of ye shepe: John 10:3 to him the porter openeth and the shepe heare his voyce and he calleth his awne shepe by name and leadeth them out. John 10:4 And when he hath sent forthe his awne shepe he goeth before them and the shepe folowe him: for they knowe his voyce. John 10:5 A straunger they will not folowe but will flye from him: for they knowe not the voyce of straungers. John 10:6 This similitude spake Iesus vnto them. But they vnderstode not what thinges they were which he spake vnto them. John 10:7 Then sayde Iesus vnto them agayne. Verely verely I saye vnto you: I am the dore of the shepe. John 10:8 All even as many as came before me are theves and robbers: but the shepe dyd not heare them. John 10:9 I am the dore: by me yf eny man enter in he shalbe safe and shall goo in and out and fynde pasture. John 10:10 The thefe cometh not but forto steale kyll and destroye. I am come that they myght have lyfe and have it more aboundantly. John 10:11 I am ye good shepeheerd. The good shepeheerd geveth his lyfe for ye shepe. John 10:12 An heyred servaut which is not ye shepeherd nether ye shepe are his awne seith the wolfe comynge and leveth the shepe and flyeth and the wolfe catcheth them and scattereth ye shepe. John 10:13 The heyred servaut flyeth because he is an heyred servaunt and careth not for the shepe. John 10:14 I am that good shepeheerd and knowe myne and am knowe of myne. John 10:15 As my father knoweth me: even so knowe I my father. And I geve my lyfe for the shepe: John 10:16 and other shepe I have which are not of this folde. Them also must I bringe that they maye heare my voyce and that ther maye be one flocke and one shepeherde. John 10:17 Therfore doth my father love 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 selfe. I have power to put it from me and have power to take it agayne: This comaundment have I receaved of my father.
Divers opinions of him.
John 10:19 And ther was a dissencion agayne amoge the Iewes for these sayinges John 10:20 and many of them sayd. He hath the devyll and is mad: why heare ye him? John 10:21 Other sayde these are not the wordes of him that hath the devyll. Can the devyll open the eyes of the blynde?
John 10:22 And it was at Ierusalem ye feaste of the dedicacion and it was wynter: John 10:23 and Iesus walked in Salomons porche.
He proveth by his works that he is the Christ the Son of God,
John 10:24 Then came the Iewes rounde aboute him and sayde vnto him: How longe dost thou make vs doute? Yf thou be Christ tell vs playnly. John 10:25 Iesus answered them: I tolde you and ye beleve not. The workes yt I do in my fathers name they beare witnes of me. John 10:26 But ye beleve not because ye are not of my shepe. As I sayde vnto you: John 10:27 my shepe heare my voyce and I knowe them and they folowe me John 10:28 and I geve vnto the eternall lyfe and they shall never perisshe nether shall eny man plucke the oute of my honde. John 10:29 My father which gave the me is greatter then all and no man is able to take them out of my fathers honde. John 10:30 And I and my father are one. John 10:31 Then the Iewes agayne toke up stones to stone him with all. John 10:32 Iesus answered them: many good workes have I shewed you from my father: for which of them will ye stone me? John 10:33 The Iewes answered him sayinge. For thy good workes sake we stone ye not: but for thy blasphemy and because that thou beinge a man makest thy selfe God. John 10:34 Iesus answered them: Is it not written in youre lawe: I saye ye are goddes? John 10:35 If he called the goddes vnto whom the worde of God was spoken (and the scripture can not be broken) John 10:36 saye ye then to him whom the father hath sainctified and sent into the worlde thou blasphemest because I sayd I am the sonne of God? John 10:37 If I do not the workes of my father beleve me not. John 10:38 But if I do though ye beleve not me yet beleve the workes that ye maye knowe and beleve that the father is in me and I in him.
escapeth the Jews,
John 10:39 Agayne they went aboute to take him: but he escaped out of their hondes
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 baptised and there aboode. John 10:41 And many resorted vnto him and sayd. Iohn dyd no miracle: but all thinges that Iohn spake of this man are true. John 10:42 And many beleved on him theare.