John 10:9
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New International Version
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

New Living Translation
Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures.

English Standard Version
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

Berean Study Bible
I am the gate. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture.

Berean Literal Bible
I am the door. If anyone enters in by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and will go out and will find pasture.

New American Standard Bible
"I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

King James Bible
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture.

International Standard Version
I'm the gate. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved. He'll come in and go out and find pasture.

NET Bible
I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, and find pasture.

New Heart English Bible
I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out, and will find pasture.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Gate; if anyone will enter by me, he shall live and shall go in and out and shall find the pasture.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am the gate. Those who enter the sheep pen through me will be saved. They will go in and out of the sheep pen and find food.

New American Standard 1977
“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I AM the door; whosoever enters in by me shall be saved and shall go in and out and find pasture.

King James 2000 Bible
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

American King James Version
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

American Standard Version
I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures.

Darby Bible Translation
I am the door: if any one enter in by me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and shall go out and shall find pasture.

English Revised Version
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am the door: by me if any man shall enter he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Weymouth New Testament
I am the Door. If any one enters by me, he will find safety, and will go in and out and find pasture.

World English Bible
I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out, and will find pasture.

Young's Literal Translation
I am the door, through me if any one may come in, he shall be saved, and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture.
Study Bible
Jesus the Good Shepherd
8All who came before Me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9I am the gate. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 34:14
"I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie down on good grazing ground and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

Ezekiel 36:38
"Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so will the waste cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they will know that I am the LORD."'"

John 10:1
"Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber.

John 10:3
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen for his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

John 10:7
So He said to them again, "Truly, truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Treasury of Scripture

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

the door.

John 10:1,7 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that enters not by the door into the …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

Romans 5:1,2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Hebrews 10:19-22 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by …

and shall.

Psalm 23:1-6 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want…

Psalm 80:1-3 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; …

Psalm 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the …

Psalm 100:3,4 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and …

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

Isaiah 49:9,10 That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in …

Ezekiel 34:12-16 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his …

Zechariah 10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and …

(9) By me if any man enter in.--He returns to the thought of the door, through which every true shepherd must himself enter the fold. The thought is parallel to that of the "strait gate" and "narrow way," in Matthew 7:13-14, and with St. Paul's thought in Romans 5:2, and Ephesians 2:18. No one can really enter the fold and become a shepherd of the flock who does not seek to do so through the character and life and death of Christ--i.e., to devote himself in entire self-sacrifice to the sheep whom he seeks to lead; to live in unfailing prayer to and communion with God, whose the sheep are; to find for himself as for them "the access through Christ Jesus by one Spirit unto the Father." We may not narrow the door to the fold, nor yet may we widen it. He is the Door. No shepherd may enter unless through Him.

He shall be saved.--The words refer primarily to the dangers without the fold from which he shall be delivered. (See the striking parallel in 1Corinthians 3:15, and Note there.) But in the wider thought they include the salvation from sin which is in this life to be realised, and is a necessary qualification for the pastor's work.

And shall go in and out, and find pasture.--The fold will ever be open to him who enters by the Door. He will have perfect freedom to enter, whenever storm or danger or night approaches. He will lead out and find pasture for his flock. In the devotion of his service, and in communion with God, he will daily have an increasing knowledge of truths new and old, and the truths which he learns he will give as food for the souls of men.

Verse 9. - I am the Door: by me - by living relation to me - if any man; i.e. either shepherd or sheep, for in this part of the interpretation they are not distinguished, and they alike need "salvation" and "pasture." By me if any man enter, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. "Salvation" here spoken of refers primarily to deliverance from dangers, protection from the ravenous wolves without the fold, and from false shepherds within. "Go in and out" is a phrase frequently used "to denote the free use of an abode by one who is at home in the house" (Deuteronomy 28:6; Deuteronomy 31:2; Acts 1:21). The believer who enters into fellowship with God, and is "saved," does not "go in and out" of that state, but can as a child share by turns the Divine repose of the home, and the high privilege of his sonship in the world. "He claims his share in the inheritance of the world, secure of his home" (Westcott). I am the door,.... Of the sheep, as before, see John 10:7. The Ethiopic version reads, "I am the true door of the sheep"; which is repeated for further confirmation, and for the sake of introducing what follows:

by me if any man enter in; into the sheepfold, the church,

he shall be saved; not that being in a church, and having submitted to ordinances, will save any, but entering into these, at the right door, or through faith in Christ, such will be saved, according to Mark 16:16; such shall be saved from sin, the dominion of it, the guilt and condemning power of it, and at last from the being of it; and from the law, its curse and condemnation, and from wrath to come, and from every evil, and every enemy; such are, and for ever shall be, in a safe state, being in Christ, and in his hands, out of which none can pluck them:

and shall go in and out; in allusion to the sheep going in and out of the fold: not that those who come in at the right door, shall go out of the church, or from among the saints again; but this phrase rather denotes the exercises of faith in going unto Christ, and acting upon him, and in coming forth in the outward confession of him, and the performance of good works; or in going unto him, and dealing with his blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, and coming out of themselves, and all dependence on their own righteousness; or it may regard the conversation of the saints in the church, their attendance on ordinances, their safety there, their free and open communion one with another, and with Christ, in whose name and strength they do all they do, coming in and out at this door:

and find pasture; green and good pasture; pasture for their souls; the words of faith, and good doctrine; the wholesome words of Christ Jesus; the ordinances, the breasts of consolation; yea, Christ himself, whose flesh is meat indeed, and whose blood is drink indeed: the Persic version renders it, "and shall a pastor", or "shepherd"; see Jeremiah 3:15. 9. by me if any man enter in—whether shepherd or sheep.

shall be saved—the great object of the pastoral office, as of all the divine arrangements towards mankind.

and shall go in and out and find pasture—in, as to a place of safety and repose; out, as to "green pastures and still waters" (Ps 23:2) for nourishment and refreshing, and all this only transferred to another clime, and enjoyed in another manner, at the close of this earthly scene (Re 7:17).10:6-9 Many who hear the word of Christ, do not understand it, because they will not. But we shall find one scripture expounding another, and the blessed Spirit making known the blessed Jesus. Christ is the Door. And what greater security has the church of God than that the Lord Jesus is between it and all its enemies? He is a door open for passage and communication. Here are plain directions how to come into the fold; we must come in by Jesus Christ as the Door. By faith in him as the great Mediator between God and man. Also, we have precious promises to those that observe this direction. Christ has all that care of his church, and every believer, which a good shepherd has of his flock; and he expects the church, and every believer, to wait on him, and to keep in his pasture.
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