John 10
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Jesus the Good Shepherd
(Psalm 23:1–6; Ezekiel 34:11–24)

1Verely verely I saye vnto you: he that entreth not in by ye dore into the shepefolde but clymeth vp some other waye: the same is a thefe and a robber. 2He that goeth in by ye dore is the shepeherde of ye shepe: 3to him the porter openeth and the shepe heare his voyce and he calleth his awne shepe by name and leadeth them out. 4And when he hath sent forthe his awne shepe he goeth before them and the shepe folowe him: for they knowe his voyce. 5A straunger they will not folowe but will flye from him: for they knowe not the voyce of straungers. 6This similitude spake Iesus vnto them. But they vnderstode not what thinges they were which he spake vnto them.

7Then sayde Iesus vnto them agayne. Verely verely I saye vnto you: I am the dore of the shepe. 8All even as many as came before me are theves and robbers: but the shepe dyd not heare them. 9I am the dore: by me yf eny man enter in he shalbe safe and shall goo in and out and fynde pasture. 10The thefe cometh not but forto steale kyll and destroye. I am come that they myght have lyfe and have it more aboundantly.

11I am ye good shepeheerd. The good shepeheerd geveth his lyfe for ye shepe. 12An heyred servaut which is not ye shepeherd nether ye shepe are his awne seith the wolfe comynge and leveth the shepe and flyeth and the wolfe catcheth them and scattereth ye shepe. 13The heyred servaut flyeth because he is an heyred servaunt and careth not for the shepe. 14I am that good shepeheerd and knowe myne and am knowe of myne. 15As my father knoweth me: even so knowe I my father. And I geve my lyfe for the shepe: 16and other shepe I have which are not of this folde. Them also must I bringe that they maye heare my voyce and that ther maye be one flocke and one shepeherde. 17Therfore doth my father love me because I put my lyfe from me that I myght take it agayne. 18No man taketh it from me: but I put it awaye of my selfe. I have power to put it from me and have power to take it agayne: This comaundment have I receaved of my father.

19And ther was a dissencion agayne amoge the Iewes for these sayinges 20and many of them sayd. He hath the devyll and is mad: why heare ye him? 21Other sayde these are not the wordes of him that hath the devyll. Can the devyll open the eyes of the blynde?

Jesus at the Feast of Dedication

22And it was at Ierusalem ye feaste of the dedicacion and it was wynter: 23and Iesus walked in Salomons porche. 24Then came the Iewes rounde aboute him and sayde vnto him: How longe dost thou make vs doute? Yf thou be Christ tell vs playnly. 25Iesus answered them: I tolde you and ye beleve not. The workes yt I do in my fathers name they beare witnes of me. 26But ye beleve not because ye are not of my shepe. As I sayde vnto you: 27my shepe heare my voyce and I knowe them and they folowe me 28and I geve vnto the eternall lyfe and they shall never perisshe nether shall eny man plucke the oute of my honde. 29My father which gave the me is greatter then all and no man is able to take them out of my fathers honde. 30And I and my father are one.

31Then the Iewes agayne toke up stones to stone him with all. 32Iesus answered them: many good workes have I shewed you from my father: for which of them will ye stone me? 33The Iewes answered him sayinge. For thy good workes sake we stone ye not: but for thy blasphemy and because that thou beinge a man makest thy selfe God. 34Iesus answered them: Is it not written in youre lawe: I saye ye are goddes? 35If he called the goddes vnto whom the worde of God was spoken (and the scripture can not be broken) 36saye ye then to him whom the father hath sainctified and sent into the worlde thou blasphemest because I sayd I am the sonne of God? 37If I do not the workes of my father beleve me not. 38But if I do though ye beleve not me yet beleve the workes that ye maye knowe and beleve that the father is in me and I in him. 39Agayne they went aboute to take him: but he escaped out of their hondes

John’s Testimony Confirmed

40and went awaye agayne beyonde Iordan into the place where Iohn before had baptised and there aboode. 41And many resorted vnto him and sayd. Iohn dyd no miracle: but all thinges that Iohn spake of this man are true. 42And many beleved on him theare.

Tyndale Bible of 1526

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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