John 10

John 10:1  
“Most certainly, I tell you, one who doesn’t enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, is a thief and a robber.

John 10:2  
But one who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

John 10:3  
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

John 10:4  
Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.

John 10:5  
They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don’t know the voice of strangers.”

John 10:6  
Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn’t understand what he was telling them.

John 10:7  
Jesus therefore said to them again, “Most certainly, I tell you, I am the sheep’s door.

John 10:8  
All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them.

John 10:9  
I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out and will find pasture.

John 10:10  
The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

John 10:11  
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:12  
He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn’t own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep and scatters them.

John 10:13  
The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand and doesn’t care for the sheep.

John 10:14  
I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and I’m known by my own;

John 10:15  
even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.

John 10:16  
I have other sheep which are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will hear my voice. They will become one flock with one shepherd.

John 10:17  
Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

John 10:18  
No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father.”

John 10:19  
Therefore a division arose again among the Jews because of these words.

John 10:20  
Many of them said, “He has a demon and is insane! Why do you listen to him?”

John 10:21  
Others said, “These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It isn’t possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?”

John 10:22  
It was the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem.

John 10:23  
It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.

John 10:24  
The Jews therefore came around him and said to him, “How long will you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

John 10:25  
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you don’t believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name, these testify about me.

John 10:26  
But you don’t believe, because you are not of my sheep, as I told you.

John 10:27  
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

John 10:28  
I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

John 10:29  
My Father who has given them to me is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

John 10:30  
I and the Father are one.”

John 10:31  
Therefore the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

John 10:32  
Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?”

John 10:33  
The Jews answered him, “We don’t stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.”

John 10:34  
Jesus answered them, “Isn’t it written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods?’

John 10:35  
If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture can’t be broken),

John 10:36  
do you say of him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You blaspheme,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God?’

John 10:37  
If I don’t do the works of my Father, don’t believe me.

John 10:38  
But if I do them, though you don’t believe me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”

John 10:39  
They sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand.

John 10:40  
He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was baptizing at first, and he stayed there.

John 10:41  
Many came to him. They said, “John indeed did no sign, but everything that John said about this man is true.”

John 10:42  
Many believed in him there.

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