John Chapter 10
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1 Christ is the doore and the good Shepheard. 19 Diuers opinions of him. 24 He proueth by his workes, that he is Christ the Sonne of God, 39 Escapeth the Iewes, 40 and went againe beyond Iordane, where many beleeued on him.
The good Shepheard.
Uerily, verily I say vnto you, He that entreth not by þe doore into the sheepefold, but climeth vp some other way, the same is a theefe, and a robber.
But hee that entreth in by the doore, is the shepherd of the sheepe.
To him the porter openeth, and the sheepe heare his voyce, and he calleth his owne sheepe by name, and leadeth them out.
And when he putteth foorth his owne sheepe, he goeth before them, and the sheepe follow him: for they know his voyce.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him, for they know not the voyce of strangers.
This parable spake Iesus vnto them: but they vnderstood not what things they were which he spake vnto them.
Then said Iesus vnto them againe, Uerily, verily I say vnto you, I am the doore of the sheepe.
All that euer came before me, are theeues and robbers: but the sheepe did not heare them.
I am the doore by me if any man enter in, he shall be saued, and shall goe in and out, and find pasture.
The theefe commeth not, but for to steale and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might haue life, and that they might haue it more abundantly.
I am the good shepheard: the good shepheard giueth his life for the sheepe.11
But hee that is an hireling and not the shepheard, whose owne the sheepe are not, seeth the woolfe coming, and leaueth the sheep, and fleeth: and the woolfe catcheth them, and scattereth the sheepe.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, & careth not for the sheepe.
I am the good shepheard, and know my sheepe, and am knowen of mine.
As the father knoweth me, euen so know I the father: & I lay downe my life for the sheepe.
And other sheepe I haue, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall heare my voyce; and there shall be one fold, and one shepheard.16
Therefore doth my father loue me, because I lay downe my life that I might take it againe.17
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it downe of my selfe: I haue power to lay it downe, and I haue power to take it againe. This commandement haue I receiued of my father.18
¶ There was a diuision therefore againe among the Iewes for these sayings.
And many of them said, He hath a deuill, and is mad, why heare ye him?
Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a deuill. Can a deuill open the eyes of the blind?
¶ And it was at Hierusalem the feast of the dedication, & it was winter.22
And Iesus walked in the temple in Solomons porch.
Then came the Iewes round about him, and said vnto him, How long doest thou make vs to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell vs plainely.24
Iesus answered them, I told you, and ye beleeued not: the workes that I doe in my Fathers name, they beare witnesse of me.
But ye beleeue not, because ye are not of my sheepe, as I said vnto you.
My sheepe heare my voyce, and I know them, and they follow me.
And I giue vnto them eternall life, and they shall neuer perish, neither shall any man plucke them out of my hand.
My father which gaue them me, is greater then all: and no man is able to plucke them out of my fathers hand.
I and my father are one.
Then the Iewes tooke vp stones againe to stone him.
Iesus answered them, Many good workes haue I shewed you from my Father; for which of those workes doe ye stone me?
The Iewes answered him, saying, For a good worke we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thy selfe God.
Iesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?34
If hee called them gods, vnto whom the word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken:
Lazarus dieth, and is raised to life.
Say ye of him, whom the father hath sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Sonne of God?
If I doe not the workes of my Father, beleeue me not.
But if I doe, though yee beleeue not me, beleeue the works: that ye may know and beleeue that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Therefore they sought againe to take him: but hee escaped out of their hand,
And went away againe beyond Iordane, into the place where Iohn at first baptized: and there he abode.
And many resorted vnto him, and said, Iohn did no miracle: but all things that Iohn spake of this man, were true.
And many beleeued on him there.
John Chapter 10 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
11 Esai.40.11. ezech. 34.23.
16 Esai.37. 22.
17 Esay.53. 7,8.
18 Acts 2.24.
22 1.Macc.4. 59.
24 Or, hold vs in suspence.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania