NASB — John 10 — KJV

Parable of the Good Shepherd

1 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is aa thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is aa shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear ahis voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and bleads them out. 4 When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know ahis voice. 5 A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know athe voice of strangers.” 6 This afigure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.

[1] aJn 10:8
[2] aJn 10:11f
[3] aJn 10:4f, 16, 27 bJn 10:9
[4] aJn 10:5, 16, 27
[5] aJn 10:4, 16, 27
[6] aJn 16:25, 29; 2P 2:22

7 ¶ So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am athe door of the sheep. 8 All who came before Me are athieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 aI am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they amay have life, and Ihave [it] abundantly.

[7] aJn 10:1f, 9
[8] aJr 23:1f; Ezk 34:2ff; Jn 10:1
[9] aJn 10:1f, 9
[10] IOr have abundance aJn 5:40

11aI am the good shepherd; the good shepherd blays down His life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand, and not a ashepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters [them]. 13 [He flees] because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. 14 aI am the good shepherd, and bI know My own and My own know Me, 15 even as athe Father knows Me and I know the Father; and bI lay down My life for the sheep. 16 I have aother sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become bone flock [with] cone shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I alay down My life so that I may take it again. 18 aNo one has taken it away from Me, but I blay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. cThis commandment I received from My Father.”

[11] aIs 40:11; Ezk 34:11-16, 23; Jn 10:14; He 13:20; 1P 5:4; Rv 7:17 bJn 10:15, 17, 18; 15:13; 1 Jn 3:16
[12] aJn 10:2
[14] aJn 10:11 bJn 10:27
[15] aMt 11:27; Lk 10:22 bJn 10:11, 17, 18
[16] aIs 56:8 bJn 11:52; 17:20f; Ep 2:13-18; 1P 2:25 cEzk 34:23; 37:24
[17] aJn 10:11, 15, 18
[18] aMt 26:53; Jn 2:19; 5:26 bJn 10:11, 15, 17 cJn 14:31; 15:10; Php 2:8; He 5:8

19aA division occurred again among the Jews because of these words. 20 Many of them were saying, “He ahas a demon and bis insane. Why do you listen to Him?” 21 Others were saying, “These are not the sayings of one ademon-possessed. bA demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?”

[19] aJn 7:43; 9:16
[20] aJn 7:20 bMk 3:21
[21] aMt 4:24 bEx 4:11; Jn 9:32f

Jesus Asserts His Deity

22 ¶ At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; 23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of aSolomon. 24 aThe Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long Iwill You keep us in suspense? If You are IIthe Christ, tell us bplainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, aI told you, and you do not believe; bthe works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. 26 But you do not believe because ayou are not of My sheep. 27 My sheep ahear My voice, and bI know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give aeternal life to them, and they will never perish; and bno one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 IMy 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. 30 aI and the Father are Ione.”

[23] aAc 3:11; 5:12
[24] ILit do You lift up our soul III.e. the Messiah aJn 1:19; 10:31, 33 bLk 22:67; Jn 16:25
[25] aJn 8:56, 58 bJn 5:36; 10:38
[26] aJn 8:47
[27] aJn 10:4, 16 bJn 10:14
[28] aJn 17:2f; 1 Jn 2:25; 5:11 bJn 6:37, 39
[29] IOne early ms reads What My Father has given Me is greater than all
[30] IOr a unity; or one essence aJn 17:21ff

31 ¶ The Jews apicked up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for ablasphemy; and because You, being a man, bmake Yourself out [to be] God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in ayour bLaw, ‘cI SAID, YOU ARE GODS’? 35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him, whom the Father asanctified and bsent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘cI am the Son of God’? 37 aIf I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe athe works, so that you may Iknow and understand that bthe Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” 39 Therefore athey were seeking again to seize Him, and bHe eluded their grasp.

[31] aJn 8:59
[33] aLv 24:16 bJn 5:18
[34] aJn 8:17 bJn 12:34; 15:25; Ro 3:19; 1Co 14:21 cPs 82:6
[36] aJr 1:5; Jn 6:69 bJn 3:17 cJn 5:17f; 10:30
[37] aJn 10:25; 15:24
[38] ILit know and continue knowing aJn 10:25; 14:11 bJn 14:10f, 20; 17:21, 23
[39] aJn 7:30 bLk 4:30; Jn 8:59

40 ¶ And He went away aagain beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He was staying there. 41 Many came to Him and were saying, “While John performed no asign, yet beverything John said about this man was true.” 42 aMany believed in Him there.

[40] aJn 1:28
[41] aJn 2:11 bJn 1:27, 30, 34; 3:27-30
[42] aJn 7:31


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Christ is the door, and the good shepherd.

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. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The 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. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But 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. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my [sheep], and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And 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. 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No 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.

[1] Is 56:10; Jr 14:15; 23:16, 21, 32; 28:15; 29:31; Ezk 13:2; 34:2; Zc 11:4, 16; Mt 7:15; 23:16; Jn 3:3; 10:8, 9, 10; Ro 10:15; 16:18; 2Co 11:13; Ep 4:8; Tit 1:11; He 5:4; 1P 1:10; 2P 2:1, 3, 14; 1Jn 4:1.
[2] Ps 23:1; 80:1; Ec 12:11; Is 40:11; 63:11; Ezk 34:23; Mi 5:5; Zc 11:3, 5, 8; 13:7; Jn 10:7, 9, 11, 14; Ac 20:28; 1Ti 3:2; 4:14; Tit 1:5; He 13:20; 1P 2:25; 5:4; Rv 1:20; 2:1.
[3] Ex 33:17; Ps 23:2; 78:52; 80:1; So 8:13; Is 40:11; 42:16; 49:9; 53:10; Jr 31:8; 50:4; Ezk 34:11; Jn 6:37, 45; 10:4, 14, 16, 26, 27; Ro 8:30; 1Co 16:9; Php 4:3; Col 4:3; 2Ti 2:19; 1P 1:12; Rv 3:7, 20; 7:17; 20:15.
[4] Dt 1:30; So 2:8; 5:2; Mi 2:12; Mt 16:24; Jn 3:29; 10:8, 16; 12:26; 13:15; 14:2; 18:37; 1Co 11:1; Ep 5:1; Php 2:5; He 6:20; 12:2; 1P 2:21; 4:1; 5:3.
[5] 1K 22:7; Pv 19:27; Mk 4:24; Lk 8:18; Ep 4:11; Col 2:6; 2Ti 3:5; 4:3; 1P 2:1; 1Jn 2:19, 21; 4:5; Rv 2:2.
[6] Ps 82:5; 106:7; Pv 28:5; Is 6:9; 56:11; Dn 12:10; Mt 13:13, 51; Jn 6:52, 60; 7:36; 8:27, 43; 1Co 2:14; 1Jn 5:20.
[7] Ps 79:13; 95:7; 100:3; Is 53:6; Ezk 34:31; Lk 15:4; Jn 10:1, 9; 14:6; Ep 2:18; He 10:19.
[8] Is 56:10; Ezk 22:25; 34:2; Zp 3:3; Zc 11:4, 16; Jn 10:1, 5, 27; Ac 5:36.
[9] Ps 23:1; 80:1; 95:7; 100:3; Is 40:11; 49:9; Ezk 34:12; Zc 10:12; Jn 10:1, 7; 14:6; Ro 5:1; Ep 2:18; He 10:19.
[10] Is 56:11; Ezk 34:2; Ho 7:1; Mt 18:11; 20:28; 21:13; 23:14; Mk 11:17; Lk 19:10; Jn 3:17; 6:33, 51; 10:1; 12:6, 47; Ro 2:21; 5:13; 1Ti 1:15; He 6:17; 7:25; 2P 1:11; 2:1.
[11] Gn 31:39; 1S 17:34; 2S 24:17; Ps 23:1; 80:1; Is 40:11; 53:6; Ezk 34:12, 23; 37:24; Mi 5:4; Zc 13:7; Jn 10:14; Ep 5:2; Tit 2:14; He 13:20; 1P 2:24, 25; 5:4.
[12] Is 56:10; Ezk 34:2; Zc 11:16; Mt 7:15; 10:16; Jn 10:3; Ac 20:29; 1Ti 3:3, 8; 2Ti 4:10; Tit 1:7; 1P 5:2; 2P 2:3.
[13] Jn 12:6; Ac 18:17; Php 2:20.
[14] Ps 1:6; Is 53:11; Jn 10:11, 27; 17:3, 8; 2Co 4:6; Ep 1:17; 3:19; Php 3:8; 2Ti 1:12; 2:19; 1Jn 5:20; Rv 2:2, 9, 13, 19; 3:1, 8, 15.
[15] Is 53:4, 8, 10; Dn 9:26; Zc 13:7; Mt 11:27; 20:28; Lk 10:21; Jn 1:18; 6:46; 8:55; 10:11, 17; 15:13; 17:25; Ga 1:4; 3:13; Ep 5:2; 1Ti 2:5; Tit 2:14; 1P 2:24; 3:18; 1Jn 2:2; Rv 5:2, 9.
[16] Gn 49:10; Ps 22:26; 72:17; 86:9; 98:2; Ec 12:11; Is 11:10; 24:13; 42:10; 43:6; 49:6; 52:10; 56:8; Ezk 34:23; 37:22; Ho 1:10; Zc 2:11; 8:20; Mt 17:5; Jn 6:37; 10:2, 11, 27; 11:52; Ac 15:14; 18:10; 22:14; Ro 8:29; 9:23; 15:9; Ep 2:1, 14, 15; 2Th 2:13; Tit 3:3; He 13:20; 1P 2:10, 25; 5:4; Rv 3:20.
[17] Is 42:1, 21; 53:7; Jn 3:25; 15:9; 17:4, 24; He 2:9.
[18] Ps 40:6; Is 53:10; Mt 26:53; Jn 2:19; 6:38; 14:31; 15:10; 18:5; 19:11; Ac 2:24, 32; 3:15; Php 2:6; Tit 2:14; He 2:9, 14; 5:6; 10:6.

Divers opinions of him.

19 ¶ There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. 20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? 21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

[19] Mt 10:34; Lk 12:51; Jn 7:40; 9:16; Ac 14:4; 23:7; 1Co 3:3; 11:18.
[20] Is 53:8; Mt 9:34; 10:25; Mk 3:21; Jn 7:20, 46; 8:47, 48, 52; 9:28; Ac 18:14; 25:19; 26:24, 30.
[21] Ex 4:11; 8:19; Ps 94:9; 146:8; Pv 20:12; Is 35:5; Mt 11:5; Jn 9:6, 32.

22 ¶ And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.

[23] Ac 3:11; 5:12.

He proveth by his works that he is the Christ the Son of God,

24 Then 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. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand. 30 I and [my] Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The 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. 34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But 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.

[24] 1K 18:21; Mt 11:3; Lk 3:15; 22:67; Jn 1:19; 8:25, 53; 9:22; 2Co 3:12.
[25] Jn 3:2; 5:17, 36; 7:31; 8:12, 24, 58; 10:32, 38; 11:47; 12:37; 14:11; 20:30; Ac 2:22; 10:38; He 2:3.
[26] Jn 6:37, 44, 65; 8:47; 10:4, 27; 12:37; Ro 11:7; 2Co 4:3; 1Jn 4:6.
[27] 1K 18:21; Mt 7:23; 16:24; 17:5; 25:12; Mk 8:34; 10:21; Lk 9:23; 13:27; Jn 5:25; 8:12, 43; 10:3, 4, 8, 14, 16; 12:26; 21:22; Ac 3:23; 1Co 8:3; Ga 4:9; 2Ti 2:19; He 3:7; Rv 3:20; 14:4.
[28] Dt 33:3; 1S 2:9; Jb 17:9; Ps 31:5; 37:28; 103:17; 125:1; Pv 4:18; 24:16; Is 45:17; 54:17; 55:3; Jr 31:3, 34; 32:40; Mk 13:22; Lk 22:31; 23:46; Jn 3:15, 16, 36; 4:14; 5:24, 39; 6:27, 37, 39, 40, 47, 68; 11:25; 14:19; 17:2, 11, 12; 18:9; Ac 7:59; Ro 5:2, 9, 17, 21; 6:23; 8:1, 29, 33; Php 1:6; Col 3:3; 2Th 2:13; 1Ti 1:16; 2Ti 1:12; He 7:25; 1P 1:5; 1Jn 2:19, 25; 5:13, 18; Jde 1:1, 21, 24.
[29] Ex 18:11; Ps 145:3; Dn 4:3; Mal 1:14; Jn 6:37; 14:28; 17:2, 6, 9, 11.
[30] Mt 11:27; 28:19; Jn 1:1; 5:17, 23; 8:58; 14:9, 23; 16:15; 17:10, 21; 1Ti 3:16; Tit 2:13; 1Jn 5:7, 20.
[31] Ex 17:4; 1S 30:6; Mt 21:35; 23:35; Jn 5:18; 8:59; 11:8; Ac 7:52, 58.
[32] 1S 19:4; 2Ch 24:20; Ps 35:12; 109:4; Ec 4:4; Mt 11:5; Jn 5:19, 36; 10:25, 37; Ac 2:22; 10:38; 1Jn 3:12.
[33] Lv 24:14; 1K 21:10; Ps 82:6; Jn 5:18; 10:30; Ro 13:1; Php 2:6.
[34] Ex 4:16; 7:1; 22:28; Ps 82:1, 6; 138:1; Jn 12:34; 15:25; Ro 3:10.
[35] Gn 15:1; Dt 18:15, 18; 1S 14:36; 15:1; 23:9; 28:6; 30:8; 2S 7:5; 1Ch 22:8; 2Ch 11:2; 19:2; Mt 5:18; 24:35; 26:53; 27:35; Lk 16:17; 24:26, 44; Jn 12:38; 19:28, 36; Ac 1:16; Ro 13:1.
[36] Ps 2:2, 6; Is 11:2; 42:1, 3; 49:1, 6; 55:4; 61:1; Jr 1:5; Mt 26:63; 27:43, 54; Lk 1:35; Jn 3:17, 34; 5:17, 30, 36; 6:27, 38, 57; 8:42; 9:35; 10:30; 17:4, 8, 18, 21; 19:7; 20:28, 31; Ro 1:4; 8:3; 9:5; Ga 4:4; 1Jn 4:9.
[37] Mt 11:20; Jn 5:31; 10:25, 32; 12:37; 14:10; 15:24.
[38] Jn 3:2; 5:36; 10:30; 14:9, 20; 17:11, 21; Ac 2:22; 4:8.

escapeth the Jews,

39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

[39] Lk 4:29; Jn 7:30, 44; 8:59; 10:31.

and went again beyond Jordan, where many believed on him.

40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. 41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. 42 And many believed on him there.

[40] Jn 1:28; 3:26; 7:1; 11:54.
[41] Mt 3:11; 4:23; 14:2; Mk 1:37; Lk 5:1; 7:26, 29; 12:1; Jn 1:29, 33; 3:26, 29.
[42] Jn 2:23; 4:39, 41; 8:30; 11:45; 12:42.


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