John 10:7
New International Version
Therefore Jesus said again, "Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

New Living Translation
so he explained it to them: "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.

English Standard Version
So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

Berean Study Bible
So He said to them again, “Truly, truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

New American Standard Bible
So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

King James Bible
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus said again, "Truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus said: I tell you for certain that I am the gate for the sheep.

Good News Translation
So Jesus said again, "I am telling you the truth: I am the gate for the sheep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Jesus said again, "I assure you: I am the door of the sheep.

International Standard Version
So again Jesus said, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, I'm the gate for the sheep.

NET Bible
So Jesus said to them again, "I tell you the solemn truth, I am the door for the sheep.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus therefore said to them again, "Truly, truly, I tell you, I am the sheep's door.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But again Yeshua said to them, “Timeless truth I speak to you; I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Gate of the flock.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus emphasized, "I can guarantee this truth: I am the gate for the sheep.

New American Standard 1977
Jesus therefore said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I AM the door of the sheep.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

American King James Version
Then said Jesus to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

American Standard Version
Jesus therefore said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore said again to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

English Revised Version
Jesus therefore said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Jesus to them again, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

Weymouth New Testament
Again therefore Jesus said to them, "In most solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep.

World English Bible
Jesus therefore said to them again, "Most certainly, I tell you, I am the sheep's door.

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus said therefore again to them, 'Verily, verily, I say to you -- I am the door of the sheep;
Study Bible
Jesus the Good Shepherd
6Jesus spoke to them using this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them. 7So He said to them again, “Truly, truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8All who came before Me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 36:38
Like the numerous flocks for sacrifices at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so the ruined cities will be filled with flocks of people. 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 10:9
I am the gate. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture.

Treasury of Scripture

Then said Jesus to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

I am.

John 10:1,9
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber…

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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

the sheep.

Psalm 79:13
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Psalm 95:7
For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

Psalm 100:3
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.







Lexicon
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

[He]
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

said
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

again,
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

“Truly,
Ἀμὴν (Amēn)
Hebrew Word
Strong's Greek 281: Of Hebrew origin; properly, firm, i.e. trustworthy; adverbially, surely.

truly,
ἀμὴν (amēn)
Hebrew Word
Strong's Greek 281: Of Hebrew origin; properly, firm, i.e. trustworthy; adverbially, surely.

I tell
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

I
ἐγώ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

am
εἰμι (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

gate
θύρα (thyra)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2374: (a) a door, (b) met: an opportunity. Apparently a primary word; a portal or entrance.

for the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sheep.
προβάτων (probatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4263: A sheep. Probably neuter of a presumed derivative of probaino; something that walks forward, i.e., a sheep.
(7) Then said Jesus unto them again.--Better, Therefore said Jesus again, the words "unto them" being of uncertain authority. He says what follows because they did not understand what He had said before. It is not that a new allegory begins at this place. He spake in the beginning of the door and of the shepherd (John 10:1-2). He now proceeds to unfold the meaning of both.

Verily, verily, I say unto you.--Comp. Note on John 10:1.

I am the door of the sheep.--Taking these words in connection with John 10:1-2, they seem to mean not "the door for the sheep," but "the door to the sheep," "the door into the sheep-fold." Our Lord returns to the words, and explains them more fully, in John 10:9.

Verses 7-10. -

(2) Allegory of the door and the fold, in which Christ claims to be "the Door of the sheep." Verse 7. - Jesus therefore (οϋν, with its resumptive force, introduces the effect upon Christ of the unsusceptible character of the Pharisees). Some pause may have occurred, during which these men displayed their bitter feeling and utter lack of appreciation, and he proceeds first to give them an explanation of the words, which should leave them in no doubt as to one emphatic meaning which they contained; Said again unto them, I am the Door of the sheep, This exposition of the allegory is introduced by the solemn Amen, amen. Christ first calls attention to the "door" into the sacred fellowship of men with God. On a subsequent occasion (John 14:6), he said, "I am the Way" to the Father; "no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." The parable as it stands refers to true and false teachers of the people, and to just and unjust claims to confer upon the sheep of God's pasture safe and sure access to God, and all privileges of Divine life. In interpreting it, he declares first that he is the one Door, not of "the fold" so much as of the sheep, in their individual capacity. This corresponds with every claim made by him and made in his Name, that he, in all the fullness of his Personality, had always been the one Medium by which, in the theocracy or beyond it, men have drawn near to the Father. The Logos is the Angel of the covenant, the Rock in the wilderness, the great High Priest, the Veil over the holy place, the propitiatory Sacrifice, the Prophet, the King. He it is who ever and always has given consolation and peace to his people. He is the one method, agency, reality, by which not only the shepherds, but the sheep, enter into the fold, and go forth thence to pasture. 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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