Book of John Bible Study | Chapter 10

Join James Lindly in this episode of A Word from God Bible Study where he explores the writings of the Apostle John in the New Testament Book of John. This is a 21 part teaching series. Open your bible and prepare for new insight into this very popular book of the Bible.

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The Book of John Chapter 10

(Today’s English King James)

10:1 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

10:2 But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

10:3 To him the doorkeeper opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.

10:4 And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

10:6 This parable spoke Jesus to them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke to them.

10:7 Then said Jesus to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10:10 The thief comes 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.

10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.

10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep.

10:13 The hireling flees, because he is an hireling, and cares not for the sheep.

10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

10:15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

10:16 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.

10:17 Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

10:18 No man takes 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.

10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

10:20 And many of them said, He has a demon, and is mad; why hear you him?

10:21 Others said, These are not the words of him that has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

10:24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said to him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you be the Christ, tell us plainly.

10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

10:26 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you.

10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

10:30 I and my Father are one.

10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?

10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, make yourself God.

10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods?

10:35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

10:36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?

10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

10:38 But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

10:40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he stayed.

10:41 And many resorted to him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spoke of this man were true.

10:42 And many believed on him there.