Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.
John 10:1 'Verily, verily, I say to you, He who is not entering through the door to the fold of the sheep, but is going up from another side, that one is a thief and a robber; John 10:2 and he who is entering through the door is shepherd of the sheep; John 10:3 to this one the doorkeeper doth open, and the sheep hear his voice, and his own sheep he doth call by name, and doth lead them forth; John 10:4 and when his own sheep he may put forth, before them he goeth on, and the sheep follow him, because they have known his voice; John 10:5 and a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they have not known the voice of strangers.' John 10:6 This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them; John 10:7 Jesus said therefore again to them, 'Verily, verily, I say to youI am the door of the sheep; John 10:8 all, as many as came before me, are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them; John 10:9 I am the door, through me if any one may come in, he shall be saved, and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture. John 10:10 'The thief doth not come, except 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 his life layeth down for the sheep; John 10:12 and the hireling, and not being a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, doth behold the wolf coming, and doth leave the sheep, and doth flee; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep; John 10:13 and the hireling doth flee because he is an hireling, and is not caring for the sheep. John 10:14 'I am the good shepherd, and I know my [sheep], and am known by mine, John 10:15 according as the Father doth know me, and I know the Father, and my life I lay down for the sheep, John 10:16 and other sheep I have that are not of this fold, these also it behoveth me to bring, and my voice they will hear, and there shall become one flockone shepherd. John 10:17 'Because of this doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that again I may take it; John 10:18 no one doth take it from me, but I lay it down of myself; authority I have to lay it down, and authority I have again to take it; this command I received from my Father.'
Divers opinions of him.
John 10:19 Therefore, again, there came a division among the Jews, because of these words, John 10:20 and many of them said, 'He hath a demon, and is mad, why do ye hear him?' John 10:21 others said, 'These sayings are not those of a demoniac; is a demon able blind men's eyes to open?'
John 10:22 And the dedication in Jerusalem came, and it was winter, John 10:23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the porch of Solomon,
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 to him, 'Till when our soul dost thou hold in suspense? if thou art the Christ, tell us freely.' John 10:25 Jesus answered them, 'I told you, and ye do not believe; the works that I do in the name of my Father, these testify concerning me; John 10:26 but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep, John 10:27 according as I said to you: My sheep my voice do hear, and I know them, and they follow me, John 10:28 and life age-during I give to them, and they shall not perishto the age, and no one shall pluck them out of my hand; John 10:29 my Father, who hath given to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck out of the hand of my Father; John 10:30 I and the Father are one.' John 10:31 Therefore, again, did the Jews take up stones that they may stone him; John 10:32 Jesus answered them, 'Many good works did I shew you from my Father; because of which work of them do ye stone me?' John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, 'For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.' John 10:34 Jesus answered them, 'Is it not having been written in your law: I said, ye are gods? John 10:35 if them he did call gods unto whom the word of God came, (and the Writing is not able to be broken,) John 10:36 of him whom the Father did sanctify, and send to the world, do ye sayThou speakest evil, because I said, Son of God I am? John 10:37 if I do not the works of my Father, do not believe me; John 10:38 and if I do, even if me ye may not believe, the works believe, that ye may know and may believe that in me [is] the Father, and I in Him.'
escapeth the Jews,
John 10:39 Therefore were they seeking again to seize him, and he went forth out of their hand,
and went again beyond Jordan, where many believed on him.
John 10:40 and went away again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John was at first baptizing, and remained there, John 10:41 and many came unto him, and said'John, indeed, did no sign, and all things, as many as John said about this one were true;' John 10:42 and many did believe in him there.