You Believe Not
You believe not, because you are not of my sheep ~John 10:26
CHAPTER 10: VERSE 1
Verily, verily, I say to you, he
that enters not through the door
into the sheepfold, but goes up by
some other way, he is a thief and a
…but he that enters through the
door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter opens, and the
sheep hear his voice, and he calls
his own sheep by name and leads
When he puts forth all of his own
sheep, he goes before them, and the
sheep follow him, because they know
…but a stranger they will not
follow, but flee from him, because
they know not the voice of
This parable spoke Jesus to them; but they knew not what
things they were that he spoke to them.
Jesus therefore said:
Verily, verily, I say to you: I am
the door of the sheep.
All as many as have come are
thieves and robbers, but the sheep
did not hear them.
I am the door: through me if any
man enter in, he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out, and find
The thief comes not but that he may
steal and kill and destroy: I have
come that they may have life, and
have it abundantly.
I am the good shepherd. The good
shepherd lays down his life for the
…that is a hireling and not a
shepherd, to whom the sheep do not
belong, sees the wolf coming and
leaves the sheep and flees, and the
wolf seizes and scatters them,
…because he is a hireling, and
cares not for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd, and know
mine, and mine know me,
…as the Father knows me and I
know the Father; and I lay down my
life for the sheep.
And other sheep I have, which are
not of this fold: them also must I
bring, and they shall hear my
voice, and there shall be one fold,
For this reason my Father loves me,
because I lay down my life, that I
may take it again.
No one takes it from me, but I lay
it down of myself. Authority have I
to lay it down, and authority have
I to take it again: this
commandment I received from my
There arose again a division among the Jews because of these
Therefore many of them said:
He has a demon and is mad; why hear
These words are not of one that has
a demon: can a demon open the eyes
of the blind?
But the feast of dedication was held in Jerusalem; it was
…and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.
The Jews therefore came around him and said to him:
How long dost thou keep us in
suspense? If thou art the
Christ, tell us plainly.
I have told you, and you do not
believe: the works that I do in my
Father’s name, these testify of me;
…but you believe not, because you
are not of my sheep.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know
them, and they follow me,
…and I give them eternal life,
and they shall never perish, and no
one shall snatch them out of my
What the Father has given to me is
greater than all, and no one can
snatch them out of the Father’s
I and the Father are one.
Again the Jews took up stones to stone him.
Jesus answered them:
Many good works have I shown you
from the Father; for what one of
these do you stone me?
The Jews answered him:
For a good work we stone thee not,
but for blasphemy, and because
thou, being man, makest thyself
Jesus answered them:
Is it not written in your law, I
said: You are gods?
If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and
the Scripture cannot be broken:
…of him whom the Father
sanctified and sent into the world,
say you: Thou blasphemest; because
I said: I am the Son of God?
If I do not the works of my Father,
believe me not;
…but if I do, although you
believe not me, believe the works,
that you may know and acknowledge
that the Father is in me and I in
They then sought to take him, and he went forth from their
And he went away again beyond the Jordan into the place
where John was first baptizing, and abode there.
And many came to him and said:
John indeed did no sign, but all
things whatever John said of this
man were true.
And many believed on him there.