John 10
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1Verily, 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.1"I assure you: Anyone who doesn't enter the sheep pen by the door but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber.
2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.2The one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.3The doorkeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
4And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.4When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.
5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.5They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don't recognize the voice of strangers."
6This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.6Jesus gave them this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them.
7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.7So Jesus said again, "I assure you: I am the door of the sheep.
8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.8All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn't listen to them.
9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.9I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture.
10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.10A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.
11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.11"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
12But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.12The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn't own the sheep, leaves them and runs away when he sees a wolf coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them.
13The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.13This happens because he is a hired man and doesn't care about the sheep.
14I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.14"I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me,
15As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.15as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep.
16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.16But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd.
17Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.17This is why the Father loves Me, because I am laying down My life so I may take it up again.
18No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.18No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have the right to lay it down, and I have the right to take it up again. I have received this command from My Father."
19There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.19Again a division took place among the Jews because of these words.
20And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?20Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and He's crazy! Why do you listen to Him?"
21Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?21Others were saying, "These aren't the words of someone demon-possessed. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"
22And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.22Then the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
23And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.23Jesus was walking in the temple complex in Solomon's Colonnade.
24Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.24Then the Jews surrounded Him and asked, "How long are You going to keep us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us plainly."
25Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.25"I did tell you and you don't believe," Jesus answered them. "The works that I do in My Father's name testify about Me.
26But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.26But you don't believe because you are not My sheep.
27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:27My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.
28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish--ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand.
29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.29My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
30I and my Father are one.30The Father and I are one."
31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.31Again the Jews picked up rocks to stone Him.
32Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?32Jesus replied, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which of these works are you stoning Me for?""
33The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.33We aren't stoning You for a good work," the Jews answered, "but for blasphemy, because You--being a man--make Yourself God."
34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?34Jesus answered them, "Isn't it written in your scripture, I said, you are gods?
35If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;35If He called those whom the word of God came to 'gods--and the Scripture cannot be broken--
36Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?36do you say, You are blaspheming to the One the Father set apart and sent into the world, because I said: I am the Son of God?
37If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.37If I am not doing My Father's works, don't believe Me.
38But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.38But if I am doing them and you don't believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in Me and I in the Father."
39Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,39Then they were trying again to seize Him, yet He eluded their grasp.
40And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.40So He departed again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and He remained there.
41And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.41Many came to Him and said, "John never did a sign, but everything John said about this man was true."
42And many believed on him there.42And many believed in Him there.
King James Bible, text courtesy of Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.
John 9
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