John Chapter 10
1 VerilyverilyI say unto youHe that entereth not by thedoor into the sheepfoldbut climbeth up some other waythesame is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of thesheep.
3 To him the porter openethand the sheep hear his voiceandhe calleth his own sheep by nameand leadeth them out.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheephe goeth before themand the sheep follow himfor they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not followbut will flee from himfor they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto thembut they understood notwhat things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them againVerilyverilyI say untoyouI am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbersbut thesheep did not hear them.
9 I am the doorby me if any man enter inhe shall be savedand shall go in and outand find pasture.
10 The thief cometh notbut for to stealand to killand todestroyI am come that they might have lifeand that theymight have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherdthe good shepherd giveth his life forthe sheep.
12 But he that is an hirelingand not the shepherdwhose ownthe sheep are notseeth the wolf comingand leaveth thesheepand fleethand the wolf catcheth themand scattereththe sheep.
13 The hireling fleethbecause he is an hirelingand careth notfor the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherdand know my sheepand am known ofmine.
15 As the Father knoweth meeven so know I the Fatherand I laydown my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I havewhich are not of this foldthem alsoI must bringand they shall hear my voiceand there shall beone foldand one shepherd.
17 Therefore doth my Father love mebecause I lay down my life that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from mebut I lay it down of myself. I havepower to lay it downand I have power to take it again. Thiscommandment have I received of my Father.
19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for thesesayings.
20 And many of them saidHe hath a deviland is madwhy hearye him
21 Others saidThese are not the words of him that hath a devil.Can a devil open the eyes of the blind
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedicationand itwas winter.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon s porch.
24 Then came the Jews round about himand said unto himHowlong dost thou make us to doubtIf thou be the Christtellus plainly.
25 Jesus answered themI told youand ye believed nottheworks that I do in my Father s namethey bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe notbecause ye are not of my sheepas I saidunto you.
27 My sheep hear my voiceand I know themand they follow me
28 And I give unto them eternal lifeand they shall neverperishneither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Fatherwhich gave them meis greater than alland no manis able to pluck them out of my Father s hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered themMany good works have I shewed you from myFatherfor which of those works do ye stone me
33 The Jews answered himsayingFor a good work we stone theenotbut for blasphemyand because that thoubeing a man makest thyself God.
34 Jesus answered themIs it not written in your lawI saidYeare gods
35 If he called them godsunto whom the word of God cameandthe scripture cannot be broken
36 Say ye of himwhom the Father hath sanctifiedand sent intothe worldThou blasphemestbecause I saidI am the Son ofGod
37 If I do not the works of my Fatherbelieve me not.
38 But if I dothough ye believe not mebelieve the worksthatye may knowand believethat the Father is in meand I inhim.
39 Therefore they sought again to take himbut he escaped out oftheir hand
40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John atfirst baptizedand there he abode.
41 And many resorted unto himand saidJohn did no miraclebutall things that John spake of this man were true.
42 And many believed on him there.