The Besorah According to Yochanan / יוֹחָנָן 

John Chapter 10

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Mikhla haTzon (sheepfold)

Mikhla haTzon (sheepfold)

10:1 אָמֵן אָמֵן אֲנִי אֹמֵר לָכֶם אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יָבוֹא דֶּרֶךְ הַשַּׁעַר אֶל־מִכְלָא הַצֹּאן כִּי אִם־יַעֲלֶה בְּדֶרֶךְ אַחֵר גַּנָּב הוּא וּפָרִיץ׃

Amen amen Ani omer lachem ish asher lo-yavo derech hasha'ar el-michla hatzon ki im-ya'aleh bederech acher ganav hu ufaritz.

Amen, amen, I say to you: He who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up from another place, is a thief and a bandit.
10:2 But he that enters in by ha sha'ar (door) is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:3 לוֹ יִפְתַּח שֹׁמֵר הַפֶּתַח וְהַצֹּאן אֶת־קֹלוֹ תִשְׁמַעְנָה וְהוּא לְצֹאנוֹ בְּשֵׁם יִקְרָא וְיוֹצִיאֵם׃

Lo yiftach shomer hapetach vehatzon et-kolo tishma'nah vehu letzono beshem yikra veyotzi'em.

To Him the door-keeper opens the door; and the sheep hear His voice; and He calls His own sheep by their names and brings them out.
10:4  וְאַחֲרֵי הוֹצִיאוֹ אֶת־צֹאנוֹ יַעֲבֹר לִפְנֵיהֶן וְהַצֹּאן הֹלְכוֹת אַחֲרָיו כִּי יָדְעוּ אֶת־קוֹלוֹ׃

Ve'acharei hotzi'o et-tzono ya'avor lifneihen vehatzon holechot acharav ki yade'u et-kolo.

And when he has brought out his sheep, he goes before them; and his own sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from Him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
10:6 הַמָּשָׁל הַזֶּה דִּבֶּר יֵשׁוּעַ בְּאָזְנֵיהֶם וְהֵמָּה לֹא יָדְעוּ מָה הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֲלֵיהֶם׃

Hamashal hazeh diber Yeshua be'azeneihem vehemah lo yade'u mah hadavar asher diber aleihem.

This parable spoke Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) to them: but but they did not understand what he was telling them.
10:7  וַיּוֹסֶף יֵשׁוּעַ וַיְדַבֵּר אֲלֵיהֶם אָמֵן אָמֵן אֲנִי אֹמֵר לָכֶם אֲנִי הוּא פֶּתַח הַצֹּאן׃

Vayosef Yeshua vayidaber aleihem amen amen ani omer lachem ani hu petach hatzon.

So Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) said again, “Amen, amen I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
10:8 All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
10:9 ANI HU ha sha'ar: by Me if any man enter in, he shall come to yeshu'at Eloheinu, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10:10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
10:11 ANI HU Ro'eh haTov: the good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

10:12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
10:13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

10:14 ANI HU Ro'eh ha Tov, and know My sheep, and am known of My own.
10:15 As Ha AVI knows Me, even so know I Ha AVI: and I lay down My life for the sheep.
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.
10:17 Therefore My AVI love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again.
10:18 No man takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My AVI.
10:19 Therefore there was a division again among the Yehudim because of these words.
10:20 And many of them said:
"He has a demon and is raving mad.
Why do you listen to Him?"
10:21 Others said:
"These are not the words of one being demon-possessed.
Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"


10:22 וַיְהִי חֲנֻכָּה בִּירוּשָׁלָיִם וְהָעֵת סְתָיו׃

Vayhi chanukah birushalayim veha'et setav.

And it was at YerushalayimHannukah.gif feast of dedication, and it was winter.

10:23 And Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) walked in the Beit Ha Mikdash in  ulam (porch) Shlomo.
10:24 Then came the Yehudim surrounded about Him, and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in doubt? If You be Ha Mashiach, tell us plainly."
10:25 Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) answered them:
I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in My AVI's Name, they bear witness of Me.
10:26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, just as I said to you.
10:27 My sheep hear My Voice, and I know them, and they Follow Me:
10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of My hand.
10:29 My AVI, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My AVI's hand.

אנחנו׃ אחד ואבי אני


10:30 I and the Father are One ."
10:31 The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Then the Yehudim took up stones again to stone Him.
10:32 Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) answered them:
"Many good works have I shown you from My AVI; For which of those works do you stone Me?
10:33The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. The Yehudim answered Him, saying:
"For a good work we do not stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that You, being a Man, make Yourself Elohim (אלהים).
10:34 Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) answered them:
Is it not written in your Torah, I said:

10:35 If he called them gods, to whom Dvar Elohim (אלהים) came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
10:36 Do you say of Him, whom ha AVI set aparted, and sent into Olam Hazeh, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, BEN haElohim (אלהים) Ani HU?
10:37 If I do not the works of My AVI, believe Me not.
10:38 But if I do, though you believe not Me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that Ha AVI is in Me, and I in him.
10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
10:40 And went once again to the other side of Yarden to the place where Yochanan was immersing at first and there He stayed.
10:41 And many came to Him and said, "Yochanan performed no sign (semeion): but all things that Yochanan spoke of this Man were true.
10:42 And many believed on Him there.

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Shepherd - poimēn - cares for flocks

poimen (G4166) is used (a) in its natural significance, MatitYahu 9:36; MatitYahu 25:32; Markos  6:34; Loukas  2:8, Loukas  2:15, Loukas  2:18, Loukas  2:20; Yochanan  10:2, Yochanan  10:12; (b) metaphorically of Mashiach, MatitYahu 26:31; Markos  14:27; Yochanan  10:11, Yochanan  10:14, Yochanan  10:16; Heb 13:20; Kefa Alef 2:25; (c) metaphorically of those who act as pastors in the Kehilat, Eph 4:11. See PASTOR.

 I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture. Yochanan 10:9

Derekh haSa'ar AL-HÂDÎ the guide with reference to Quran (25:31) see the 99 Names