João 10

1 AMEN, amen, I say to you, Whosoever entereth not by the door into the fold of the flock, but ascendeth by another place, he is a thief and a robber.

2 But he who entereth by the door, he is the shepherd of the flock.

3 And to him the keeper of the gate openeth the gate, and the flock heareth his voice, and his sheep he calleth by their names, and he leadeth them forth;

4 and when his flock hath gone forth, he goeth before it, and his sheep follow him, because they know his voice.

5 But after a stranger the flock goeth not, but it fleeth from him; for it knoweth not the voice of a stranger.

6 This parable spake Jeshu to them, but they knew not what he said with them.

7 Jeshu saith to them again, Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate of the flock;

8 and all those who have come were thieves and robbers, but the flock heard them not.

9 I am the gate; by me if any man enter, he shall live and shall come in, and go out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not but to steal and to kill and destroy: I am come that they may have life, and that which is more.

11 I am the good shepherd, and the good shepherd his life layeth down for his flock.

12 The hireling who is not the shepherd, and whose the sheep are not, when he seeth the wolf coming, leaveth the flock and fleeth; and the wolf cometh ravaging and destroying the flock.

13 But the hireling fleeth because he is an hireling, and careth not for the flock.

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my own, and am known of my own.

15 As my Father knoweth me (and) I know my Father, and my life I lay down for the flock.

16 But I have other sheep also which are not of this fold; and these also it behoveth me to bring, and they will hear my voice, and all shall become one flock and one shepherd.

17 On this account my Father loveth me, because I lay down my life again to take it.

18 No man taketh it away from me, but I lay it down from my will; for I am able to lay it down, and I am able to take it again; for this commandment have I received from my Father.

19 And there was again a division among the Jihudoyee because of his words:

20 and many of them said, He has a devil, and is altogether insane, why do you hear him?

21 But others said, These words are not of a demoniac: how can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

22 IT was the feast of the renovation at Urishlem,

23 and it was winter. And Jeshu walked in the temple in the portico of Shelumun.

24 And the Jihudoyee surrounded him, saying to him, How long takest thou our souls? If thou art the Meshicha, tell us openly.

25 Jeshu answered and said to them, I have told you, and you believe not. The works that I do in the name of my Father, these witness for me.

26 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, (even) as I told you.

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;

28 and I give to them the life which is eternal, and they shall not perish for ever, and no man shall snatch them from my hands.

29 For my Father who gave them to me than all is greater; and no man from the hand of my Father can snatch them.

30 I and my Father are One.

31 And again the Jihudoyee took up stones to stone him.

32 Jeshu saith to them, Many good works from my Father have I showed you: on account of which of these works do you stone me?

33 The Jihudoyee say to him, Not on account of the good works do we stone thee, but because thou blasphemest; thou, being a son of man, making thyself Aloha.

34 Jeshu saith to them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are Alohee?

35 If them he calleth Alohee, because with them was the word of Aloha, and the scripture cannot be loosed,

36 to him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world, say you, Thou blasphemest, because I have said to you, I am the Son of Aloha?

37 And if I do not the works of my Father, believe me not;

38 but if I do, though you believe not me, the works believe, that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and (that) I (am) in the Father.

39 And they sought again to apprehend him; but he went forth from among their hands:

40 and he went beyond Jurdan, to the place where Juchanon at first had baptized, and was there.

41 And many came to him, and said, Juchanon did not one sign; but every thing which Juchanon said concerning this man was true.

42 And many believed in him.