The Gospel According to St John

Chapter 10

Jesus is the Good Shepherd—He gained power over death from His Father—He promises to visit His other sheep—He proclaims, I am the Son of God.

 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the asheep.

 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his avoice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and bleadeth them out.

 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they aknow his bvoice.

 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of astrangers.

 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the adoor of the sheep.

 All that ever came before me aare thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

 10 The thief cometh not, but for to asteal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have blife, and that they might have it more cabundantly.

 11 I am the good ashepherd: the good bshepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and aleaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

 13 The ahireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

 14 I am the good ashepherd, and bknow my csheep, and am known of mine.

 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so aknow I the Father: and I lay down my blife for the sheep.

 16 And aother bsheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be cone fold, and one shepherd.

 17 Therefore doth my Father alove me, because I blay down my life, that I might ctake it again.

 18 No man ataketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have bpower to lay it down, and I have cpower to take it again. This commandment have I dreceived of my Father.

 19 ¶There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

 20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

 21 Others said, These 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 dedication, and it was winter.

 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s aporch.

 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to adoubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye abelieved not: the bworks that I do in my Father’s cname, they bear witness of me.

 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

 27 My asheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they bfollow me:

 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

 29 My Father, which agave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

 30 I and my Father are aone.

 31 Then the Jews took up astones again to stone him.

 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for ablasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself bGod.

 34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are agods?

 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath asanctified, and bsent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the cSon of God?

 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, abelieve the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the bFather is in me, and I in him.

 39 Therefore they asought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

 40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.

 41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.

 42 And many believed on him there.