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Chapter Ten

VERILY, verily, I say unto you, The one coming into the sheep enclosure not through the gate, but comes up some other way, that one is an embezzler (false teacher) and a plunderer.
2 But the One coming in through the gate is the Shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the gatekeeper opens; and the sheep hear His voice: and He calls His own sheep by name, and brings them forth.
4 Whenever He sends out any of these His own, He passes over before them, and the sheep follow Him: because they are attentive to His voice.
5 And another's (a stranger's) they will not at all follow (accompany), but will flee from him: because they have no regard for the voice of these strangers.
6 This parable spoke IaHUShUA' to them: but they understood not what certain thing it was, which He said to them.
7 This being so, IaHUShUA' spoke again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the Shepherd (Gate (maybe: porter)) of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before Me are embezzlers and plunderers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 (I am the gate: if a certain one through Me enter in, they shall be saved, and shall come in and go out, and find (i.e. discover) pasture.) [Note; Greek: nome=pasture, food]

10 The embezzler comes not, except in order to steal, and to kill (i.e.immolate, "sacrifice"), and to abolish: I am come in order that they would have life, and that they would have, abundantly.
11 I am that Genuine Shepherd: that Genuine (Excellent) Shepherd puts Himself forth, the breath (Spirit) of Life, for the sake of the sheep.
12 But the wage worker, not being the Shepherd, who are not the sheep's own, sees the wolf coming, and abandons the sheep, and runs away, and the wolf seizes them, and scatters;
13 because he is a wage worker, and the same has no concern for the sheep.
14 I am the Genuine Shepherd, and know these Myself, and I am known of these Myself.
15 Inasmuch as the Father knows Me, in like manner I know the Father: also this My breath (Spirit) of Life, I put forth for the sake of the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not out of this enclosure: these also, I must lead, and these sayings of Me shall they understand; and there shall come into being only one flock, One Shepherd.
17 Through this Me, the Father Loves dearly, because I put forth this My breath of life, in order that I might recieve it afresh.
18 Not even one lifts it up from Me, but I set it down from Myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to recieve it again. This commandment I have received from My Father.
19 There was a division again among the Iahudim on account of these sayings.
20 And many of them said, He is possessed of a do-evil (daimon), and raves as a maniac; who understands Him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of Him that is carried about by a do-evil. Not unless a do-evil can open blind eyes.
22 And it was the dedication at IeRUShaLeM, winter it was.
23 And IaHUShUA' walked in the temple in Shelomoh's porch.
24 Then came the Iahudim surrounding Him, and said to Him, Until when this breath of life be lifted up (suspense?), If You are Ha-MaShIaCh, tell us openly.
25 IaHUShUA' answered them, I told you, but you were not convinced: the works that I perform in My Father's Name, they testify of Me.
26 But you do not trust, because you are not of these My sheep, as I told you.
27 These My sheep hear this My voice, and I am aquainted with them, indeed they follow Me:
28 And I give unto them life everlasting; and into this forever they shall by no means be fully destroyed, also no one shall snatch them away from My hand.
29 This My Father, which gave to Me, is greater than all; and not even one is able to snatch them away from the Father's hand.
30 I and the Father are One.
31 The Iahudim again took up stones to stone Him.
32 IaHUShUA' answered them, Many excellent works have I shown to you from the Father; on account of which one of those works do you stone Me?
33 The Iahudim answered Him, Concerning a good work we stone you not; but On account of blasphemy; even because You, being a man, make yourself Elohim.
34 IaHUShUA' answered them, Is it not written in this law of yours, "I said, you are Elohim"?
35 If He called them Elohim, unto whom this word of IaHUeH came, and the Scripture cannot be broken;
36 Whom the Father has Singularized, and sent into the world you say, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of Elohim.
37 If I do not the works of this My Father, believe Me not.
38 But if I produce, even if you are not convinced toward Me, credit the works: so that you may learn to know, and understand, that in Me is the Father, and likewise I in the Father.
39 Consequently they sought again to apprehend Him: but He escaped out of their hand,
40 And went away again beyond Iarden into the place where this I IaHUChaNaN was at first immersed; and in that place abode.
41 And many came forth with regard to Him, and said, IaHUChaNaN certainly produced no miracle: but all things as much as IaHUChaNaN spoke concerning this One were true.
42 And many were confident toward Him there.

Chapter One Chapter Eleven
Chapter Two Chapter Twelve
Chapter Three Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Four Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Five Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Six Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Seven Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eight Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nine Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One

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