Veryly, veryly, I say vnto you: He that entreth not in by ye doore into the sheepfolde, but clymeth vp some other way, the same is a thiefe, and a robber.
But he that entreth in by the doore, is the sheephearde of the sheepe.
To hym the porter openeth, and the sheepe heare his voyce, and he calleth his owne sheepe by name, and leadeth them out.
And when he hath sent foorth his owne sheepe, he goeth before them, and the sheepe folowe hym: for they knowe his voyce.
A straunger wyll they not folowe, but wyll flee from hym: for they knowe not the voyce of straungers.
This prouerbe spake Iesus vnto them: But they vnderstoode not what thynges they were, which he spake vnto them.
Then sayde Iesus vnto them againe.
Ueryly, veryly, I say vnto you: I am the doore of the sheepe.
All, euen as many as came before me, are thieues and robbers: but the sheepe dyd not heare them.
I am the doore: by me yf any man enter in, he shalbe safe, and shall go in and out, and fynde pasture.
A thiefe commeth not, but for to steale, kyll, & to destroy: I am come, that they myght haue lyfe, and that they myght haue it more aboundauntly.
I am the good sheephearde.
A good sheephearde, geueth his lyfe for the sheepe.
An hyrelyng, and he which is not the sheephearde, neither the sheepe are his owne, seeth the wolfe commyng, and leaueth the sheepe, and fleeth, and the wolfe catcheth, & scattereth the sheepe.
The hyrelyng fleeth, because he is an hyrelyng, and careth not for the sheepe.
I am the good sheepheard, & knowe my sheepe, and am knowen of myne.
As the father knoweth me, euen so, knowe I also the father: And I geue my lyfe for the sheepe.
And other sheepe I haue, which are not of this folde: them also must I bryng, & they shall heare my voyce, and there shalbe one folde, and one sheepehearde.
Therfore doth my father loue me, because I put my lyfe [from me,] that I myght take it agayne.
No man taketh it from me: but I put it away of my selfe.
I haue power to put it from me, and I haue power to take it agayne.
This commaundement haue I receaued of my father.
There was a discention therefore agayne among the Iewes, for these sayinges.
And many of them sayde: He hath the deuyll, & is mad, why heare ye him?
Other sayd: These are not ye wordes of hym that hath the deuyll.
Can the deuyll open the eyes of the blynde?
And it was at Hierusalem, the feast of the dedication, and it was wynter.
And Iesus walked in the temple, euen in Solomons porche.
Then came the Iewes rounde about hym, and sayde vnto hym: Howe long doest thou make vs doubt?
Yf thou be Christe, tell vs playnely.
Iesus aunswered them: I tolde you, and ye beleue not.
The workes that I do in my fathers name, they beare witnesse of me.
But ye beleue not, because ye are not of my sheepe, as I sayde vnto you.
My sheepe heare my voyce, and I knowe them, and they folowe me:
And I geue vnto them eternall lyfe, and they shal neuer perishe, neither shal any man plucke them out of my hande.
My father which gaue them me, is greater then all: and no man is able to take them out of my fathers hande.
I and my father are one.
Then the Iewes agayne toke vp stones, to stone hym [withall.]
Iesus aunswered them, Many good workes haue I shewed you from my father: for which of the do ye stone me?
The Iewes aunswered hym, saying: For thy good workes [sake] we stone thee not, but for thy blasphemie, and because that thou beyng a man, makest thy selfe God.
Iesus aunswered them: Is it not written in your lawe, I sayde, ye are Gods?
If he called them Gods, vnto whom the worde of God was spoken, and the scripture can not be broken:
Say ye of hym whom the father hath sanctified and sent into the worlde, thou blasphemest, because I saide I am the sonne of God?
Yf I do not the workes of my father, beleue me not:
But yf I do, and yf ye beleue not me, beleue the workes: that ye may knowe and beleue, that the father is in me, and I in hym.
Agayne they went about to take hym: and he escaped out of their hande,
And went away againe beyonde Iordane, into the place where Iohn before had baptized, and there he abode.
And many resorted vnto hym, and sayde: Iohn dyd no miracle, but all thynges that Iohn spake of this man were true.
And many beleued on hym there.