6/3/13

From Gary... Who is your real BUDDY?





Alone this morning; Linda is having some tests done (they were OK!!!) and then she volunteers at a local hospital.  So, its just me and Buddy.  We sit together and he understands things like "Walk", "Up", "Down", "Good Dog", "Bad Dog" and the like, but that just the extent of communication.  Oh, he appreciates being petted or having his stomach rubbed, but having a conversation with him is just not going to happen.  He is a dog- he barks!!!  When I saw the above video, I thought it was quite funny, because the dubbing mimicked the character of this little fella, but after all, it IS JUST MADE UP.  Animals are animals and people are people.  We are just different!!!!   While I have grown very fond of Buddy during his stay with us, he will NEVER, EVER REPLACE HUMAN COMPANIONSHIP!!!!!  Check out this passage from Genesis...

Genesis, Chapter 2
 18  Yahweh God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.”  19 Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature became its name.  20 The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper comparable to him. 21 Yahweh God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. As the man slept, he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.  22 Yahweh God made a woman from the rib which had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.  23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.  25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they were not ashamed.

While I feel that we should love our pets (we also have a couple of birds), they are not our equals.  Society has attempted to make them so, but they never will be.  My wife is a fit companion for me; she seems to know what I am thinking before I say it, realize what I need even before I do and generally make up for my shortcomings.   Watch the video again... just for fun and then remember who you really need!!!  Hint- think TWO LEGS!!!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, Jun. 3



Bible Reading and Study

June 3
Ruth 3, 4

Rth 3:1 Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?
Rth 3:2 Now isn't Boaz our kinsman, with whose maidens you were? Behold, he winnows barley tonight in the threshing floor.
Rth 3:3 Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself, and put your clothing on yourself, and go down to the threshing floor, but don't make yourself known to the man, until he has finished eating and drinking.
Rth 3:4 It shall be, when he lies down, that you shall mark the place where he shall lie, and you shall go in, and uncover his feet, and lay down; then he will tell you what you shall do.
Rth 3:5 She said to her, All that you say I will do.
Rth 3:6 She went down to the threshing floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law told her.
Rth 3:7 When Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
Rth 3:8 It happened at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself; and behold, a woman lay at his feet.
Rth 3:9 He said, Who are you? She answered, I am Ruth your handmaid: spread therefore your skirt over your handmaid; for you are a near kinsman.
Rth 3:10 He said, Blessed are you by Yahweh, my daughter: you have shown more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as you didn't follow young men, whether poor or rich.
Rth 3:11 Now, my daughter, don't be afraid; I will do to you all that you say; for all the city of my people does know that you are a worthy woman.
Rth 3:12 Now it is true that I am a near kinsman; however there is a kinsman nearer than I.
Rth 3:13 Stay this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform for you the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman for you, then will I do the part of a kinsman for you, as Yahweh lives: lie down until the morning.
Rth 3:14 She lay at his feet until the morning. She rose up before one could discern another. For he said, Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor.
Rth 3:15 He said, Bring the mantle that is on you, and hold it; and she held it; and he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and he went into the city.
Rth 3:16 When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, Who are you, my daughter? She told her all that the man had done to her.
Rth 3:17 She said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said, "Don't go empty to your mother-in-law."
Rth 3:18 Then she said, "Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will fall; for the man will not rest, until he has finished the thing this day."
Rth 4:1 Now Boaz went up to the gate, and sat him down there: and behold, the near kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by; to whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. He turned aside, and sat down.
Rth 4:2 He took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit down here. They sat down.
Rth 4:3 He said to the near kinsman, Naomi, who has come back out of the country of Moab, is selling the parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's:
Rth 4:4 I thought to disclose it to you, saying, Buy it before those who sit here, and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it: but if you will not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know; for there is none to redeem it besides you; and I am after you. He said, I will redeem it.
Rth 4:5 Then said Boaz, On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must buy it also from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance.
Rth 4:6 The near kinsman said, I can't redeem it for myself, lest I mar my own inheritance: take my right of redemption on you; for I can't redeem it.
Rth 4:7 Now this was the custom in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning exchanging, to confirm all things: a man drew off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel.
Rth 4:8 So the near kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for yourself. He drew off his shoe.
Rth 4:9 Boaz said to the elders, and to all the people, You are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.
Rth 4:10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance, that the name of the dead not be cut off from among his brothers, and from the gate of his place: you are witnesses this day.
Rth 4:11 All the people who were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. Yahweh make the woman who has come into your house like Rachel and like Leah, which two built the house of Israel: and treat you worthily in Ephrathah, and be famous in Bethlehem:
Rth 4:12 and let your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, of the seed which Yahweh shall give you of this young woman.
Rth 4:13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife; and he went in to her, and Yahweh gave her conception, and she bore a son.
Rth 4:14 The women said to Naomi, Blessed be Yahweh, who has not left you this day without a near kinsman; and let his name be famous in Israel.
Rth 4:15 He shall be to you a restorer of life, and sustain you in your old age, for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him.
Rth 4:16 Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
Rth 4:17 The women her neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they named him Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
Rth 4:18 Now this is the history of the generations of Perez: Perez became the father of Hezron,
Rth 4:19 and Hezron became the father of Ram, and Ram became the father of Amminadab,
Rth 4:20 and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon became the father of Salmon,
Rth 4:21 and Salmon became the father of Boaz, and Boaz became the father of Obed,
Rth 4:22 and Obed became the father of Jesse, and Jesse became the father of David.

The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation
Ruth



Ruth 3 1
Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?
And Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?
And Naomi her mother-in-law saith to her, `My daughter, do not I seek for thee rest, that it may be well with thee?
Ruth 3 2
Now isn`t Boaz our kinsman, with whose maidens you were? Behold, he winnows barley tonight in the threshing floor.
And now, is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he is winnowing barley in the threshing-floor to-night.
and now, is not Boaz of our acquaintance, with whose young women thou hast been? lo, he is winnowing the threshing-floor of barley to-night,
Ruth 3 3
Wash yourself therefore, and anoint you, and put your clothing on you, and get you down to the threshing floor, but don`t make yourself known to the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.
Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thyself, and put thy raiment upon thee, and go down to the floor; make not thyself known to the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.
and thou hast bathed, and anointed thyself, and put thy garments upon thee, and gone down to the threshing-floor; let not thyself be known to the man till he complete to eat and to drink;
Ruth 3 4
It shall be, when he lies down, that you shall mark the place where he shall lie, and you shall go in, and uncover his feet, and lay you down; and he will tell you what you shall do.
And it shall be, when he lies down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall have lain down, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thyself down; and he will shew thee what thou shalt do.
and it cometh to pass when he lieth down, that thou hast known the place where he lieth down, and hast gone in, and uncovered his feet, and lain down, -- and he doth declare to thee that which thou dost do.`
Ruth 3 5
She said to her, All that you say I will do.
And she said to her, All that thou sayest will I do.
And she saith unto her, `All that thou sayest -- I do.`
Ruth 3 6
She went down to the threshing floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law bade her.
And she went down to the floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law had bidden her.
And she goeth down [to] the threshing-floor, and doth according to all that her mother-in-law commanded her
Ruth 3 7
When Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
And Boaz ate and drank, and his heart was merry, and he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn. Then she went softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid herself down.
And Boaz eateth and drinketh, and his heart is glad; and he goeth in to lie down at the end of the heap; and she cometh in gently, and uncovereth his feet, and lieth down.
Ruth 3 8
It happened at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself; and, behold, a woman lay   at his feet.
And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was startled, and turned himself; and behold, a woman lay at his feet.
And it cometh to pass, at the middle of the night, that the man trembleth, and turneth himself, and lo, a woman is lying at his feet.
Ruth 3 9
He said, Who are you? She answered, I am Ruth your handmaid: spread therefore your skirt over your handmaid; for you are a near kinsman.
And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth, thy handmaid: spread thy skirt over thy handmaid; for thou hast the right of redemption.
And he saith, `Who [art] thou?` and she saith, `I [am] Ruth thy handmaid, and thou hast spread thy skirt over thy handmaid, for thou [art] a redeemer.`
Ruth 3 10
He said, Blessed be you of Yahweh, my daughter: you have showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as you didn`t follow young men, whether poor or rich.
And he said, Blessed be thou of Jehovah, my daughter! Thou hast shewn more kindness at the end than at the first, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
And he saith, `Blessed [art] thou of Jehovah, my daughter; thou hast dealt more kindly at the latter end than at the beginning -- not to go after the young men, either poor or rich.
Ruth 3 11
Now, my daughter, don`t be afraid; I will do to you all that you say; for all the city of my people does know that you are a worthy woman.
And now, my daughter, fear not: all that thou sayest will I do to thee; for all the gate of my people knows that thou art a woman of worth.
And now, my daughter, fear not, all that thou sayest I do to thee, for all the gate of my people doth know that thou [art] a virtuous woman.
Ruth 3 12
Now it is true that I am a near kinsman; however there is a kinsman nearer than I.
And now, truly I am one that has the right of redemption, yet there is one that has the right of redemption who is nearer than I.
And now, surely, true, that I [am] a redeemer, but also there is a redeemer nearer than I.
Ruth 3 13
Stay this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform to you the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman`s part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to you, then will I do the part of a kinsman to you, as Yahweh lives: lie down until the morning.
Stay over to-night, and it shall be in the morning, if he will redeem thee, well -- let him redeem; but if he like not to redeem thee, then will I redeem thee, [as] Jehovah liveth. Lie down until the morning.
Lodge to night, and it hath been in the morning, if he doth redeem thee, well: he redeemeth; and if he delight not to redeem thee, then I have redeemed thee -- I; Jehovah liveth! lie down till the morning.`
Ruth 3 14
She lay at his feet until the morning. She rose up before one could discern another. For he said,   Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor.
And she lay at his feet until the morning; and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the threshing-floor.
And she lieth down at his feet till the morning, and riseth before one doth discern another; and he saith, `Let it not be known that the woman hath come into the floor.`
Ruth 3 15
He said, Bring the mantle that is on you, and hold it; and she held it; and he measured six [measures] of barley, and laid it on her: and he went into the city.
And he said, Bring the cloak that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And she held it, and he measured six [measures] of barley, and laid [it] on her; and he went into the city.
And he saith, `Give the covering which [is] on thee, and keep hold on it;` and she keepeth hold on it, and he measureth six [measures] of barley, and layeth [it] on her; and he goeth into the city.
Ruth 3 16
When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, Who are you, my daughter? She told her all that the man had done to her.
And she came to her mother-in-law; and she said, Who art thou, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her.
And she cometh in unto her mother-in-law, and she saith, `Who [art] thou, my daughter?` and she declareth to her all that the man hath done to her.
Ruth 3 17
She said, These six [measures] of barley gave he me; for he said, "Don`t go empty to your mother-in-law."
And she said, These six [measures] of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty to thy mother-in-law.
And she saith, `These six [measures] of barley he hath given to me, for he said, Thou dost not go in empty unto thy mother-in-law.`
Ruth 3 18
Then said she, "Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will fall; for the man will not rest, until he has finished the thing this day."
Then she said, Be still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall; for the man will not rest until he have completed the matter this day.
And she saith, `Sit still, my daughter, till thou dost know how the matter falleth, for the man doth not rest except he hath completed the matter to-day.`
Ruth 4 1
Now Boaz went up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the near kinsman of whom   Boaz spoke came by; to whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. He turned aside, and sat down.
And Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there. And behold, he that had the right of redemption, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. And he said, Thou, such a one, turn aside,sit down here. And he turned aside and sat down.
And Boaz hath gone up to the gate, and sitteth there, and lo, the redeemer is passing by of whom Boaz had spoken, and he saith, `Turn aside, sit down here, such a one, such a one;` and he turneth aside and sitteth down.
Ruth 4 2
He took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit you down here. They sat down.
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit down here. And they sat down.
And he taketh ten men of the elders of the city, and saith, `Sit down here;` and they sit down.
Ruth 4 3
He said to the near kinsman, Naomi, who has come back out of the country of Moab, is selling the parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech`s:
And he said to him that had the right of redemption: Naomi, who is come back out of the country of Moab, sells the allotment that was our brother Elimelech`s.
And he saith to the redeemer, `A portion of the field which [is] to our brother, to Elimelech, hath Naomi sold, who hath come back from the fields of Moab;
Ruth 4 4
I thought to disclose it to you, saying, Buy it before those who sit here, and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it: but if you will not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know; for there is none to redeem it besides you; and I am after you. He said, I will redeem it.
And I thought I would apprise thee of it and say, Buy [it] in the presence of the inhabitants, and in the presence of the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem [it], redeem; but if thou wilt not redeem, tell me, that I may know; for there is none to redeem besides thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem [it].
and I said, I uncover thine ear, saying, Buy before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people; if thou dost redeem -- redeem, and if none doth redeem --declare to me, and I know, for there is none save thee to redeem, and I after thee.`And he saith, I redeem [it].`
Ruth 4 5
Then said Boaz, What day you buy the field of the hand of Naomi, you must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance.
And Boaz said, On the day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy [it] also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.
And Boaz saith, `In the day of thy buying the field from the hand of Naomi, then from Ruth the Moabitess, wife of the dead, thou hast bought [it], to raise up the name of the dead over his inheritance.`
Ruth 4 6
The near kinsman said, I can`t redeem it for myself, lest I mar my own inheritance: take my right of redemption on you; for I can`t redeem it.
And he that had the right of redemption said, I cannot redeem [it] for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance. Redeem thou for thyself what I should redeem, for I cannot redeem [it].
And the redeemer saith, `I am not able to redeem [it] for myself, lest I destroy mine inheritance; redeem for thyself -- thou -- my right of redemption, for I am not able to redeem.`
Ruth 4 7
Now this was [the custom] in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning exchanging, to confirm all things: a man drew off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor; and this was the [manner of] attestation in Israel.
Now this [was the custom] in former time in Israel concerning redemption and concerning exchange, to confirm the whole matter: a man drew off his sandal, and gave it to his neighbour, and this was the [mode of] attestation in Israel.
And this [is] formerly in Israel for redemption and for changing, to establish anything: a man hath drawn off his sandal, and given [it] to his neighbour, and this [is] the testimony in Israel.
Ruth 4 8
So the near kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for yourself. He drew off his shoe.
And he that had the right of redemption said to Boaz, Buy for thyself; and he drew off his sandal.
And the redeemer saith to Boaz, `Buy [it] for thyself,` and draweth off his sandal.
Ruth 4 9
Boaz said to the elders, and to all the people, You are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech`s, and all that was Chilion`s and Mahlon`s, of the hand of Naomi.
And Boaz said to the elders and all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech`s, and all that was Chilion`s and Mahlon`s, of the hand of Naomi;
And Boaz saith to the elders, and [to] all the people, `Witnesses [are] ye to-day that I have bought all that [is] to Elimelech, and all that [is] to Chilion and Mahlon, from the hand of Naomi;
Ruth 4 10
Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance, that the name of the dead not be cut off from among his brothers, and from the gate of his place: you are witnesses this day.
moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.
and also Ruth the Moabitess, wife of Mahlon, I have bought to myself for a wife, to raise up the name of the dead over his inheritance; and the name of the dead is not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place; witnesses ye [are] to-day.`
Ruth 4 11
All the people who were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. Yahweh make the woman who has come into your house like Rachel and like Leah, which two built the house of Israel: and do you worthily in Ephrathah, and be famous in Bethlehem:
And all the people that were in the gate and the elders said, [We are] witnesses. Jehovah make the woman that cometh into thy house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel; and acquire power in Ephratah, and make thyself a name in Bethlehem;
And all the people who [are] in the gate say -- also the elders -- `Witnesses! Jehovah make the woman who is coming in unto thy house as Rachel and as Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and do thou virtuously in Ephrathah, and proclaim the Name in Beth-Lehem;
Ruth 4 12
and let your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, of the seed which Yahweh shall give you of this young woman.
and let thy house become like the house of Pherez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, of the seed which Jehovah shall give thee of this young woman.
and let thy house be as the house of Pharez (whom Tamar bare to Judah), of the seed which Jehovah doth give to thee of this young woman.`
Ruth 4 13
So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife; and he went in to her, and Yahweh gave her conception, and she bore a son.
And Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife; and he went in unto her, and Jehovah gave her conception, and she bore a son.
And Boaz taketh Ruth, and she becometh his wife, and he goeth in unto her, and Jehovah giveth to her conception, and she beareth a son.
Ruth 4 14
The women said to Naomi, Blessed be Yahweh, who has not left you this day without a near kinsman; and let his name be famous in Israel.
And the women said to Naomi, Blessed be Jehovah who hath not left thee this day without one that has the right of redemption, and may his name be famous in Israel!
And the women say unto Naomi, `Blessed [is] Jehovah who hath not let a redeemer cease to thee to-day, and his name is proclaimed in Israel,
Ruth 4 15
He shall be to you a restorer of life, and sustain you in your old age, for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him.
And he shall be to thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age; for thy daughter-in-law who loves thee, who is better to thee than seven sons, has borne him.
and he hath been to thee for a restorer of life, and for a nourisher of thine old age, for thy daughter-in-law who hath loved thee -- who is better to thee than seven sons -- hath borne him.`
Ruth 4 16
Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
And Naomi taketh the lad, and layeth him in her bosom, and is to him for a nurse;
Ruth 4 17
The women her neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they named   him Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
And the women [her] neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi. And they called his name Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
and the neighbouring women give to him a name, saying, `There hath been a son born to Naomi,` and they call his name Obed; he [is] father of Jesse, father of David.
Ruth 4 18
Now this is the history of the generations of Perez: Perez became the father of Hezron,
Now these are the generations of Pherez. Pherez begot Hezron,
And these are genealogies of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,
Ruth 4 19
and Hezron became the father of Ram, and Ram became the father of Amminadab, 
and Hezron begot Ram, and Ram begot Amminadab,
and Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminidab,
Ruth 4 20
and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon became the father of Salmon,
and Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon,
and Amminidab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,
Ruth 4 21
and Salmon became the father of Boaz, and Boaz became the father of Obed,
and Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed,
and Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,
Ruth 4 22
and Obed became the father of Jesse, and Jesse became the father of David.
and Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David.
and Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.


Study Questions...

What special instruction did Naomi give Ruth? 3:3-4

What did Boaz give Ruth? 3:15

Ruth was the grandmother of ___________? 4:17



Jun. 3, 4
John 10

Joh 10:1 "Most certainly, I tell you, one who doesn't enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Joh 10:2 But one who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Joh 10:3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
Joh 10:4 Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Joh 10:5 They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don't know the voice of strangers."
Joh 10:6 Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.
Joh 10:7 Jesus therefore said to them again, "Most certainly, I tell you, I am the sheep's door.
Joh 10:8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn't listen to them.
Joh 10:9 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.
Joh 10:10 The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Joh 10:12 He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.
Joh 10:13 The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and doesn't care for the sheep.
Joh 10:14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and I'm known by my own;
Joh 10:15 even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.
Joh 10:16 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will hear my voice. They will become one flock with one shepherd.
Joh 10:17 Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
Joh 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father."
Joh 10:19 Therefore a division arose again among the Jews because of these words.
Joh 10:20 Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane! Why do you listen to him?"
Joh 10:21 Others said, "These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It isn't possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?"
Joh 10:22 It was the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem.
Joh 10:23 It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon's porch.
Joh 10:24 The Jews therefore came around him and said to him, "How long will you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
Joh 10:25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you don't believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, these testify about me.
Joh 10:26 But you don't believe, because you are not of my sheep, as I told you.
Joh 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
Joh 10:28 I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Joh 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand.
Joh 10:30 I and the Father are one."
Joh 10:31 Therefore Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Joh 10:32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?"
Joh 10:33 The Jews answered him, "We don't stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy: because you, being a man, make yourself God."
Joh 10:34 Jesus answered them, "Isn't it written in your law, 'I said, you are gods?'
Joh 10:35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture can't be broken),
Joh 10:36 do you say of him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You blaspheme,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God?'
Joh 10:37 If I don't do the works of my Father, don't believe me.
Joh 10:38 But if I do them, though you don't believe me, believe the works; that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
Joh 10:39 They sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand.
Joh 10:40 He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was baptizing at first, and there he stayed.
Joh 10:41 Many came to him. They said, "John indeed did no sign, but everything that John said about this man is true."
Joh 10:42 Many believed in him there. 




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John


John 10 1
"Most assuredly, I tell you, he who doesn`t enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Verily, verily, I say to you, He that enters not in by the door to the fold of the sheep, but mounts up elsewhere, *he* is a thief and a robber;
`Verily, verily, I say to you, He who is not entering through the door to the fold of the sheep, but is going up from another side, that one is a thief and a robber;
John 10 2
But he who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
but he that enters in by the door is [the] shepherd of the sheep.
and he who is entering through the door is shepherd of the sheep;
John 10 3
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
to this one the doorkeeper doth open, and the sheep hear his voice, and his own sheep he doth call by name, and doth lead them forth;
John 10 4
Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
When he has put forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
and when his own sheep he may put forth, before them he goeth on, and the sheep follow him, because they have known his voice;
John 10 5
They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don`t know the voice of strangers."
But they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.
and a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they have not known the voice of strangers.`
John 10 6
Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn`t understand what he was telling them.
This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was [of] which he spoke to them.
This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;
John 10 7
Jesus therefore said to them again, "Most assuredly, I tell you, I am the sheep`s door.
Jesus therefore said again to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
Jesus said therefore again to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you -- I am the door of the sheep;
John 10 8
All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn`t listen to them.
All whoever came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them.
all, as many as came before me, are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them;
John 10 9
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.
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.
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.
John 10 10
The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and might have [it] abundantly.
`The thief doth not come, except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly.
John 10 11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep:
`I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd his life layeth down for the sheep;
John 10 12
He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn`t own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.
but he who serves for wages, and who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf seizes them and scatters the sheep.
and the hireling, and not being a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, doth behold the wolf coming, and doth leave the sheep, and doth flee; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep;
John 10 13
The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and doesn`t care for the sheep.
Now he who serves for wages flees because he serves for wages, and is not himself concerned about the sheep.
and the hireling doth flee because he is an hireling, and is not caring for the sheep.
John 10 14
I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and I`m known by my own; 
I am the good shepherd; and I know those that are mine, and am known of those that are mine,
`I am the good shepherd, and I know my [sheep], and am known by mine,
John 10 15
even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.
as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
according as the Father doth know me, and I know the Father, and my life I lay down for the sheep,
John 10 16
I have other sheep, which are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will hear my voice. They will become one flock with one shepherd.
And I have other sheep which are not of this fold: those also I must bring, and they shall
hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd.
and other sheep I have that are not of this fold, these also it behoveth me to bring, and my voice they will hear, and there shall become one flock -- one shepherd.
John 10 17
Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
On this account the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again.
`Because of this doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that again I may take it;
John 10 18
No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father."
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it again. I have received this commandment of my Father.
no one doth take it from me, but I lay it down of myself; authority I have to lay it down, and authority I have again to take it; this command I received from my Father.`
John 10 19
Therefore a division arose again among the Jews because of these words.
There was a division again among the Jews on account of these words;
Therefore, again, there came a division among the Jews, because of these words,
John 10 20
Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is mad! Why do you listen to him?"
but many of them said, He has a demon and raves; why do ye hear him?
and many of them said, `He hath a demon, and is mad, why do ye hear him?`
John 10 21
Others said, "These are not the sayings of one possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"
Others said, These sayings are not [those] of one that is possessed by a demon. Can a demon open blind people`s eyes?
others said, `These sayings are not those of a demoniac; is a demon able blind men`s eyes to open?`
John 10 22
It was the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem.
Now the feast of the dedication was celebrating at Jerusalem, and it was winter.
And the dedication in Jerusalem came, and it was winter,
John 10 23
It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon`s porch.
And Jesus walked in the temple in the porch of Solomon.
and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the porch of Solomon,
John 10 24
The Jews therefore came around him and said to him, "How long will you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
The Jews therefore surrounded him, and said to him, Until when dost thou hold our soul in suspense? If thou art the Christ, say [so] to us openly.
the Jews, therefore, came round about him, and said to him, `Till when our soul dost thou hold in suspense? if thou art the Christ, tell us freely.`
John 10 25
Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you don`t believe. The works that I do in my Father`s name, these testify about me.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye do not believe. The works which I do in my Father`s name, these bear witness concerning me:
Jesus answered them, `I told you, and ye do not believe; the works that I do in the name of my Father, these testify concerning me;
John 10 26
But you don`t believe, because you are not of my sheep, as I told you.
but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep, as I told you.
but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep,
John 10 27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;
according as I said to you: My sheep my voice do hear, and I know them, and they follow me,
John 10 28
I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
and I give them life eternal; and they shall never perish, and no one shall seize them out of my hand.
and life age-during I give to them, and they shall not perish -- to the age, and no one shall pluck them out of my hand;
John 10 29
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Father`s hand.
My Father who has given [them] to me is greater than all, and no one can seize out of the hand of my Father.
my Father, who hath given to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck out of the hand of my Father;
John 10 30
I and the Father are one."
I and the Father are one.
I and the Father are one.`
John 10 31
Therefore Jews took up stones again to stone him.
The Jews therefore again took stones that they might stone him.
Therefore, again, did the Jews take up stones that they may stone him;
John 10 32
Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?"
Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewn you of my Father; for which work of them do ye stone me?
Jesus answered them, `Many good works did I shew you from my Father; because of which work of them do ye stone me?`
John 10 33
The Jews answered him, "We don`t stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy: because you, being a man, make yourself God."
The Jews answered him, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
The Jews answered him, saying, `For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.`
John 10 34
Jesus answered them, "Isn`t it written in your law, `I said, you are gods?`
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Jesus answered them, `Is it not having been written in your law: I said, ye are gods?
John 10 35
If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the scripture can`t be broken),
If he called *them* gods to whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),
if them he did call gods unto whom the word of God came, (and the Writing is not able to be broken,)
John 10 36
Do you say of him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, `You blaspheme,` because I said, `I am the Son of God?`
do ye say of him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am Son of God?
of him whom the Father did sanctify, and send to the world, do ye say -- Thou speakest evil, because I said, Son of God I am?
John 10 37
If I don`t do the works of my Father, don`t believe me.
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not;
if I do not the works of my Father, do not believe me;
John 10 38
But if I do them, though you don`t believe me, believe the works; that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
but if I do, even if ye believe not me, believe the works, that ye may know [and believe] that the Father is in me and I in him.
and if I do, even if me ye may not believe, the works believe, that ye may know and may believe that in me [is] the Father, and I in Him.`
John 10 39
They sought again to seize him, and he went forth out of their hand.
They sought therefore again to take him; and he went away from out of their hand
Therefore were they seeking again to seize him, and he went forth out of their hand,
John 10 40
He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was at the first baptizing, and there he stayed.
and departed again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptising at the first: and he abode there.
and went away again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John was at first baptizing, and remained there,
John 10 41
Many came to him. They said, "John indeed did no sign, but everything whatever that John said about this man is true."
And many came to him, and said, John did no sign; but all things which John said of this [man] were true.
and many came unto him, and said -- `John, indeed, did no sign, and all things, as many as John said about this one were true;`
John 10 42
Many believed in him there.
And many believed on him there.
and many did believe in him there.

Study Questions...

What does the good shepherd do for the sheep? 10:11

Why does the Father love Jesus? 10:11-18

I and my Father are ______? 10:30

How does Jesus' quotation from the 82nd Psalm (10:34) and his reasoning from this scripture (35-38) turn the tables on the 
Jews?