John 10

Chapter 10

10:7  Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

I am the door of the sheep

The shepherd work of our Lord has three aspects:

(1) As the "Good" Shepherd He gives His life for the sheep John 10:11 and is, therefore, "the door" by which "if any man enter in he shall be saved." John 10:9 . This answers to Ps 22.

(2) He is the "Great" Shepherd, "brought again from the dead" Hebrews 13:20 to care for and make perfect the sheep. This answers to Ps 23.

(3) He is the "Chief" Shepherd, who is coming in glory to give crowns of reward to the faithful shepherds 1 Peter 5:4 . This answers to Ps 24.

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.

saved

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

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.

other sheep

i.e. not of the Jewish fold, but Gentiles. John 10:4 ; Isaiah 56:8 ; John 17:20 ; Acts 15:7-9 .

10:20  And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

devil

demon. (See Scofield "Matthew 7:22") .

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

devil

demon. (See Scofield "Matthew 7:22") .

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

never

Or, in no wise ever perish. Cf. John 6:37 .

10:36  Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

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

escaped

Or, went forth out of their hand. See, Luke 4:30 ; John 8:59 .

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