John 10 ©
Christ declareth himself to be the door, and the good shepherd. Various opinions concerning him. He proveth to the Jews by his works that he is the Christ, and asserteth his unity with the Father. The Jews go about to stone him; he justifieth his doctrine; and escaping from them goeth beyond Jordan, where many believe on him.
rBut he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the swolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and tcareth not for the sheep.
bNo man taketh it from me, but cI lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. dThis commandment have I received of my Father.
¶And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou 1make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Say ye of him, whom xthe Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, yI am the Son of God?