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John 10 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:1 - "I tell you the solemn truth, the one who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:2 - The one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:3 - The doorkeeper opens the door for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:4 - When he has brought all his own sheep out, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:5 - They will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him, because they do not recognize the stranger's voice."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:6 - Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:7 - So Jesus said to them again, "I tell you the solemn truth, I am the door for the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:8 - All who came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:9 - I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, and find pasture.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:10 - The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:11 - "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:12 - The hired hand, who is not a shepherd and does not own sheep, sees the wolf coming and abandons the sheep and runs away. So the wolf attacks the sheep and scatters them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:13 - Because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep, he runs away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:14 - "I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me -
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:15 - just as the Father knows me and I know the Father - and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:16 - I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, so that there will be one flock and one shepherd.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:17 - This is why the Father loves me - because I lay down my life, so that I may take it back again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:18 - No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own free will. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again. This commandment I received from my Father."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:19 - Another sharp division took place among the Jewish people because of these words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:20 - Many of them were saying, "He is possessed by a demon and has lost his mind! Why do you listen to him?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:21 - Others said, "These are not the words of someone possessed by a demon. A demon cannot cause the blind to see, can it?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:22 - Then came the feast of the Dedication in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:23 - It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple area in Solomon's Portico.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:24 - The Jewish leaders surrounded him and asked, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:25 - Jesus replied, "I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in my Father's name testify about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:26 - But you refuse to believe because you are not my sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:27 - My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:28 - I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from my hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:29 - My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them from my Father's hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:30 - The Father and I are one."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:31 - The Jewish leaders picked up rocks again to stone him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:32 - Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many good deeds from the Father. For which one of them are you going to stone me?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:33 - The Jewish leaders replied, "We are not going to stone you for a good deed but for blasphemy, because you, a man, are claiming to be God."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:34 - Jesus answered, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, you are gods'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:35 - If those people to whom the word of God came were called 'gods' (and the scripture cannot be broken),
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:36 - do you say about the one whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:37 - If I do not perform the deeds of my Father, do not believe me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:38 - But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:39 - Then they attempted again to seize him, but he escaped their clutches.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:40 - Jesus went back across the Jordan River again to the place where John had been baptizing at an earlier time, and he stayed there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:41 - Many came to him and began to say, "John performed no miraculous sign, but everything John said about this man was true!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:42 - And many believed in Jesus there.
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