Chapter 10John

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1 Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Who entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but goeth up some other way, the same is a thief and robber. 2 But who entereth by the door is shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his :voice: and he calleth his :own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 When he hath put forth all his :own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his :voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of :strangers. 6 This :proverb spake :Jesus to them: but THEY understood not what things they were which he spake to them. 7 :Jesus therefore said again, Amen, Amen, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door; by me if any enter, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but to steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have abundance. 11 I am the good :shepherd: the good :shepherd layeth down his :life for the sheep. 12 Who is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholdeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth (and the wolf snatcheth them, and scattereth): 13 because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good :shepherd; and I know :mine, and :mine know me, 15 even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father; and I lay down my :life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this :fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my :voice; and they shall become one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this the Father loveth me, because I lay down my :life, that I take it again. 18 No one took it away from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down, and have authority to take it again. This :commandment received I from my :Father. 19 A division arose again among the Jews because of these :words. 20 And many of them said, He hath a demon, and is mad; why hear ye him? 21 Others said, These are not the sayings of a demoniac; can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

22 The feast of dedication was then at :Jerusalem: 23 it was winter; and :Jesus was walking in the temple in the porch of :Solomon. 24 The Jews therefore encircled him, and said to him, How long holdest thou our :soul in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 :Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in the name of my :Father, these witness of me. 26 But YE believe not, because ye are not of :my :sheep. 27 :My :sheep hear my :voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 and I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my :hand. 29 What my :Father hath given me is greater than all; and no one can snatch out of the hand of the Father. 30 I and the Father are one. 31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 :Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from the Father; for which work of those do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because thou, being man, makest thyself God. 34 :Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your :law [that], I said, Ye are gods? 35 If HE called them gods, unto whom the word of :God came (and the scripture cannot be broken), 36 say YE of him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world [that], Thou blasphemest; because I said I am :God’s Son? 37 If I do not the works of my :Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father. 39 They sought therefore again to take him: and he went forth out of their :hand.

40 And he went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was baptizing at the first; and remained there. 41 And many came unto him, and they said [that], John indeed did no sign: but all things whatever John spake of this man were true. 42 And many believed unto him there.

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