John 10

CHAPTER 10

The Good Shepherd

Amen, amen, I say to you, The one not entering through the door into the courtyard of the sheep, but ascending from elsewhere, that one is a thief and robber. But the one entering through the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To this one the doorkeeper opens; and the sheep [2his voice 1hear]; and his own sheep he calls by name, and leads them out. And whenever his own sheep should come forth, [2in front of 3them 1he goes], and the sheep follow him; for they know his voice. But a stranger in no way shall they follow, but they shall flee from him; for they do not know the stranger's voice. This proverb [2spoke 3to them 1Jesus]; but those did not know what it was which he spoke to them. [2said 3then 4again 5to them 1Jesus], Amen, amen, I say to you that, I am the door of the sheep. All as many as came are thieves and robbers; but [3did not 4hear 5them 1the 2sheep]. I am the door; through me if anyone should enter, he shall be delivered, and shall enter and shall go forth, and [2pasture 1shall find]. 10 The thief comes not, except that he should steal, and should sacrifice, and should destroy; I came that [2life 1one should have], and [2extra 1should have]. 11 I am the [2shepherd 1good]. The [2shepherd 1good] [2his life 1renders] for the sheep. 12 [2the 3hireling 1But] (and not being the shepherd,) of which [2are not 1sheep] his own, views the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees; and the wolf seizes them by force, and disperses the sheep. 13 And the hireling flees, for he is a hireling, and there is no care to him concerning the sheep. 14 I am the [2shepherd 1good], and I know the ones mine, and I am known by the ones of mine. 15 As [3knows 4me 1the 2father], I also know the father; and my life I place for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have which are not of this yard; and those it is necessary for me to lead, and [2my voice 1they shall hear]; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd. 17 On account of this the father loves me, for I place my life, that again I should take it. 18 No one takes it from me, but I place it of myself. [2authority 1I have] to place it, and [2authority 1I have] again to take it. This commandment I received from my father. 19 Then a split again took place among the Jews on account of these words. 20 [5said 1And 2many 3of 4them], [2a demon 1He has], and is maniacal; why listen to him? 21 Others said, These sayings are not of one being demon-possessed. Is a demon able [3of blind ones 2eyes 1to open]?

Jesus at the Feast of Rededication

22 And took place the holiday of rededication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus was walking in the temple, in the stoa of Solomon. 24 [4encircled 1Then 5him 2the 3Jews], and said to him, For how long [2our soul 1do you carry]? If you are the Christ, tell us in an open manner! 25 [2answered 3them 1Jesus], I told to you, and you believe not. The works which I do in the name of my father, these testify concerning me. 26 But you believe not, [3not 1for 2you are] of [2sheep 1my], as I said to you. 27  [2sheep 1My 4my voice 3hear], and I know them, and they follow me. 28 And I [4life 3eternal 1give 2to them], and in no way shall they perish into the eon; and not shall any seize them by force from out of my hand. 29  My father, who has given to me, [2greater than 3of all 1is]; and no one is able to seize them by force from out of the hand of my father. 30 I and the father -- we are one.

Jesus Accused of Blasphemy

31 [5bore 1Then 2again 6stones 3the 4Jews] that they should stone him. 32 [2responded 3to them 1Jesus], Many good works I showed to you from my father; for what work of them do you stone me? 33 [3answered 4to him 1The 2Jews], saying, Concerning a good work we do not stone you; but concerning blasphemy, and that you, being a man, make yourself God. 34 [2responded 3to them 1Jesus], Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods? 35 If those he said of gods, to whom the word of God came, (and [3is not 4able 5to be untied 1the 2scripture]), 36 the one whom the father sanctified and sent into the world, you say that, You blaspheme; for I said, [2the son 3of God 1I am]? 37 If I do not do the works of my father, do not believe me! 38 But if I do, and if [3me 1you should not 2believe], [2the 3works 1believe]; that you should know, and should believe, that [3is in 4me 1the 2father], and I in him! 39 They sought then again to lay hold of him; and he went forth from out of their hand. 40 And he went forth again on the other side of the Jordan, unto the place where John was first immersing; and he stayed there. 41 And many came to him, and said that, John indeed [3sign 1did 2no]; but all as much as John said concerning this one was true. 42 And [2believed 1many] there in him.
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