THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
John 10 ©
1 By the similitude of the properties of a faithful shepherd, Christ shows that He is the true Shepherd of His sheep. 7 As also the true Door of the sheepfold. 12 And no hireling. 14 Seeing He willingly lays down His life for His sheep. 19 About which the Jews contested one amongst another. 22 Christ, being at Jerusalem on the feast of the dedication of the temple, is compassed about by the Jews and asked whether He be the Christ. 25 Which He testifies and proves by His works. 26 Says that they believe not in Him, because they are not of His sheep. 27 But that His sheep believe in Him, and that they are kept by Him and His Father unto eternal life. 31 The Jews would have stoned Him as a blasphemer. 34 But He defends Himself by the Scripture and by His works, that He did rightly call Himself the Son of God. 39 And escapes out of their hands, departing towards Jordan.
VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by 1the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up 2some other way, 3the same is a thief and a 4robber.
But he that entereth in by the door is 5the shepherd of the sheep.
To 6him the porter openeth; and the sheep 7hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep 8by name, and 9leadeth them out.
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth 10before them, and the sheep follow him: for they 11know his voice.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
This 12parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not 13what things they were which he spake unto them.
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the 14door of the sheep.
All that ever came 15before me are thieves and robbers: but 16the sheep did not hear them.
Ia am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall 17go in and out, and find 18pasture.
he thief 19cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more 20abundantly.
Ib am the good 21shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his 22life for the sheep.
Butc he that is 23an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, 24and careth not for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd, and knowd25my sheep, and am known of mine.
Ase the Father knoweth me, 26even so know I the Father: and I lay down 27my life for the sheep.
And 28other sheep I have, which are not of this 29fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my 30voice; andf there shall be one 31fold, and one shepherd.
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down myg life, that I might take it again.
No man 32taketh it from me, but I lay it down 33of myself. Ih have power to lay it down, and I have power to 34take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
¶Therei was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
And many of them said, Hej hath 35a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Cank a devil open the eyes of the blind?
¶And it was at Jerusalem the 36feast of the dedication, and 37it was winter.
And Jesus walked in the temple inl38Solomon’s 39porch.
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou 40make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, 41I told you, and ye believed not: them works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
But ye believe not, because ye are not 42of my 43sheep, as I said unto you.
Myn sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; ando they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my 44hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is 45greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
Ip and my Father are 46one.
Thenq the Jews 47took up stones 48again to stone him.
Jesus answered them, Many 49good works have I shewed 50you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; butr for 51blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself 52God.
Jesus answered them, Is it not written 53in your law, Is said, Ye are gods?
If he called them gods, 54unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be 55broken;
Say ye of him, whomt the Father hath 56sanctified, and sent 57into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
Ifu I do not 58the works of my Father, believe me not.
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, thatv the Father is 59in me, and I in him.
Therefore theyw sought again to take him: 60but he escaped out of their hand,
And went away again beyond Jordan into the place 61wherex John at first baptized; and there he abode.
And many resorted unto him, and 62said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.
And many believed on him there.