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b. Life's shepherding — for the believers outside of religion 10:1-42
1) The sheepfold, the door, and the pasture — for the sheep vv. 1-9
John 10 :1 10:1 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who does not enter through the 1adoor into the 2sheepfold, but climbs up from somewhere else, he is a 3bthief and a robber;
John 10 :2 10:2 But he who enters through the adoor is the bshepherd of the sheep.
John 10 :3 10:3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the 1sheep ahear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them bout.
John 10 :4 10:4 When he puts forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep afollow him because they know his bvoice.
John 10 :5 10:5 But they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.
John 10 :6 10:6 This aparable Jesus spoke to them, but they did not know what those things meant that He spoke to them.
John 10 :7 10:7 Jesus therefore said to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you that I am the adoor of the sheep.
John 10 :8 10:8 All who came before Me are athieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
John 10 :9 10:9 I am the 1adoor; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved and shall go in and go out and shall find 2pasture.
2) The Shepherd, the divine life, and the soulish life — for the flock vv. 10-21
John 10 :10 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may ahave 1life and may have it abundantly.
John 10 :11 10:11 I am the good aShepherd; the good Shepherd blays down His 1life for the sheep.
John 10 :12 10:12 He who is a hireling and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
John 10 :13 10:13 He flees because he is a hireling and it does not matter to him concerning the sheep.
John 10 :14 10:14 I am the good aShepherd, and bI know My own, and cMy own know Me,
John 10 :15 10:15 Even as the aFather knows Me and I know the Father; and I blay down My life for the sheep.
John 10 :16 10:16 And I have 1aother sheep, which are not of this fold; I must lead them also, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be 2bone flock, one cShepherd.
John 10 :17 10:17 For this reason the aFather loves Me, because bI lay down My life that I may take it again.
John 10 :18 10:18 No one takes it away from Me, but I alay it down of Myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to btake it again. This commandment I received from My Father.
John 10 :19 10:19 aA division again took place among the Jews because of these words.
John 10 :20 10:20 And many of them said, He ahas a demon and is binsane. Why do you listen to Him?
John 10 :21 10:21 Others said, These are not the words of one who is demon possessed. Can a demon aopen the eyes of the blind?
3) The eternal life, the Son's hand, and the Father's hand — for the security of the sheep vv. 22-30
John 10 :22 10:22 At that time the 1Feast of the Dedication occurred in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
John 10 :23 10:23 And Jesus was walking in the temple in the aportico of Solomon.
John 10 :24 10:24 The Jews therefore surrounded Him and said to Him, How long will You hold our soul in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us aplainly.
John 10 :25 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and you do not believe. The aworks which I do 1in My Father's name, these testify concerning Me;
John 10 :26 10:26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep.
John 10 :27 10:27 My sheep ahear My voice, and bI know them, and they cfollow Me;
John 10 :28 10:28 And I give to them 1aeternal life, and they shall by no means perish forever, and bno one shall csnatch them out of My hand.
John 10 :29 10:29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one can asnatch them out of My 1Father's hand.
John 10 :30 10:30 1I and the Father are aone.
4) The persecution of religion vv. 31-39
John 10 :31 10:31 The Jews again atook up stones that they might stone Him.
John 10 :32 10:32 Jesus answered them, I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of these works are you stoning Me?
John 10 :33 10:33 The Jews answered Him, We are not stoning You for a good work, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a man, are making Yourself aGod.
John 10 :34 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law,"I said, aYou are gods''?
John 10 :35 10:35 If He said they were gods, to whom the word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken,
John 10 :36 10:36 Do you say of Him whom the Father ahas sanctified and 1bsent into the world, You are blaspheming, because I said, cI am the Son of God?
John 10 :37 10:37 If I do not do the aworks of My Father, do not believe Me;
John 10 :38 10:38 But if I do them, even if you do not believe Me, abelieve the works so that you may come to know and continue to know that the bFather is in Me and I am in the Father.
John 10 :39 10:39 Then they sought again to aseize Him, yet He went forth out of their hand.
5) Life's desertion of religion and life's new standing vv. 40-42
John 10 :40 10:40 And 1He went away again aacross the Jordan, to the place where John was baptizing at first, and He remained there.
John 10 :41 10:41 And many came to Him and said, John did no sign, but aall the things John said concerning this man were true.
John 10 :42 10:42 And amany believed into Him there.
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