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John 10 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:1 - "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:2 - but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:3 - To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:4 - When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:5 - A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:6 - This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:7 - So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:8 - All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:9 - I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:10 - The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and 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 - He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:13 - He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:14 - I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:15 - as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:16 - And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:17 - For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:18 - No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again; this charge I have received from my Father."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:19 - There was again a division among the Jews because of these words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:20 - Many of them said, "He has a demon, and he is mad; why listen to him?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:21 - Others said, "These are not the sayings of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

Jesus Asserts His Deity

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:22 - It was the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:23 - it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:24 - So the Jews gathered round him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:25 - Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness to me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:26 - but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:27 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:28 - and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:29 - My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:30 - I and the Father are one."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:31 - The Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:32 - Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of these do you stone me?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:33 - The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we stone you but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:34 - Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, you are gods'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:35 - If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken),
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:36 - do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:37 - If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:38 - but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:39 - Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:40 - He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first baptized, and there he remained.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:41 - And many came to him; and they said, "John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:42 - And many believed in him there.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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