John 10:7

7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

John 10:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Then said Jesus unto them again,Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
ESV
7 So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
NLT
7 so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.
MSG
7 So he tried again. "I'll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep.
CSB
7 So Jesus said again, "I assure you: I am the door of the sheep.

John 10:7 Meaning and Commentary

John 10:7

Then said Jesus unto them again
By way of explanation of the above parable, since they did not understand it:

verily, verily, I say unto you;
this is certainly truth, and what may be depended on as such, whether it will be believed or not:

I am the door of the sheep;
and of none but them; not of goats, dogs, or swine; none but sheep enter at this door; and all the sheep do sooner or later: Christ is the door to them, by which they enter into a visible church state, and are let into a participation of the ordinances of it, as baptism and the Lord's supper: no man comes into a church, at the right door, or in a right way, or has a right to partake of Gospel ordinances, but he that truly believes in Christ, and makes a profession of faith in him: Christ is the door of the under shepherds of the sheep; none are fit to be pastors of churches, but who first enter into a Gospel church at this door, and are qualified, and called, and sent forth by Christ: he is the door of the sheep, by which they are let into the presence of his Father, and have communion with him, and partake of all the blessings of grace; it is through him that sanctifying, justifying, pardoning, and adopting grace, are conveyed unto them, and they brought into the enjoyment of them; it is through him they have all their peace, joy, and comfort, and deliverance from, and victory over all their enemies; through him they have heirship, and a right unto eternal life, and that itself; for he is the door into heaven itself, through which they shall have an abundant entrance into it: and he is the only door into each of these; there is no coming to God the Father but by, and through him; nor to a participation of the blessings of the covenant, nor rightly into a Gospel church state, and to the ordinances of it, nor into heaven at last, but in at this door: and this is a door of faith and hope, and an open one, for all sensible sinners, for all the sheep of Christ, to enter in at; though it is a strait gate, the number being few that enter in at it; and those that do, though they are certainly, yet but scarcely saved; for it is through many tribulations and afflictions that they enter.

John 10:7 In-Context

5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”
6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.
7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them.
9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

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